I, Rigoberta Menchú

An Indian Woman in Guatemala


Author: Rigoberta Menchú,Elisabeth Burgos

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9780860917885

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 251

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Interviews with a Guatemalan national leader discuss her country's political situation and the resulting violence, which has claimed the lives of her brother, mother, and father

I, Rigoberta Menchu

An Indian Woman in Guatemala


Author: Rigoberta Menchu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780606394017


Page: N.A

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Making a Killing

Femicide, Free Trade, and La Frontera


Author: Alicia Gaspar de Alba,Georgina Guzmán

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 029272277X

Category: True Crime

Page: 314

View: 8848

Since 1993, more than five hundred women and girls have been murdered in Ciudad Juárez across the border from El Paso, Texas. At least a third have been sexually violated and mutilated as well. Thousands more have been reported missing and remain unaccounted for. The crimes have been poorly investigated and have gone unpunished and unresolved by Mexican authorities, thus creating an epidemic of misogynist violence on an increasingly globalized U.S.-Mexico border. This book, the first anthology to focus exclusively on the Juárez femicides, as the crimes have come to be known, compiles several different scholarly "interventions" from diverse perspectives, including feminism, Marxism, critical race theory, semiotics, and textual analysis. Editor Alicia Gaspar de Alba shapes a multidisciplinary analytical framework for considering the interconnections between gender, violence, and the U.S.-Mexico border. The essays examine the social and cultural conditions that have led to the heinous victimization of women on the border—from globalization, free trade agreements, exploitative maquiladora working conditions, and border politics, to the sexist attitudes that pervade the social discourse about the victims. The book also explores the evolving social movement that has been created by NGOs, mothers' organizing efforts, and other grassroots forms of activism related to the crimes. Contributors include U.S. and Mexican scholars and activists, as well as personal testimonies of two mothers of femicide victims.

Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice


Author: Gary L. Anderson,Kathryn G. Herr

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452265658

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1832

View: 418

The Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice presents a comprehensive overview of the field with topics of varying dimensions, breadth, and length. This three-volume Encyclopedia is designed for readers to understand the topics, concepts, and ideas that motivate and shape the fields of activism, civil engagement, and social justice and includes biographies of the major thinkers and leaders who have influenced and continue to influence the study of activism.

Rigoberta Menchu and the Story of All Poor Guatemalans

New Foreword by Elizabeth Burgos


Author: David Stoll

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: 0813343968

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 3076

"Rigoberta Menchú is a living legend, a young woman who said that her odyssey from a Mayan Indian village to revolutionary exile was “the story of all poor Guatemalans.” By turning herself into an ever"

Modern Latin America


Author: Thomas E. Skidmore,Peter H. Smith,James Naylor Green

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199929238

Category: History

Page: 520

View: 771

Now thoroughly updated in its eighth edition, Modern Latin America is a lively interpretive history that covers the continent from 1880 to the present, with a preliminary chapter providing context for the region back to 1492. Organized by country/region case studies, rather than chronologically, students are guided through the major countries of Latin America, with central themes including European-New World interaction, racial mixtures, military takeovers, and U.S. intervention in the area.

The Rigoberta Menchú Controversy


Author: Arturo Arias,David Stoll

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816636259

Category: Political Science

Page: 418

View: 8674

Guatemalan indigenous rights activist Rigoberta Menchu first came to international prominence following the 1983 publication of her memoir, I, Rigoberta Menchu, which chronicled in compelling detail the violence and misery that she and her people suffered during her country's brutal civil war. The book focused world attention on Guatemala and led to her being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992. In 1999, a book by David Stoll challenged the veracity of key details in Menchu's account, generating a storm of controversy. Journalists and scholars squared off regarding whether Menchu had lied about her past and, if so, what that would mean about the larger truths revealed in her book. In The Rigoberta Menchu Controversy, Arturo Arias has assembled a casebook that offers a balanced perspective on the debate. The first section of this volume collects the primary documents -- newspaper articles, interviews, and official statements -- in which the debate raged, many translated into English for the first time. In the second section, a distinguished group of international scholars assesses the political, historical, and cultural contexts of the debate, and considers its implications for such issues as the "culture wars", historical truth, and the politics of memory. Also included is a new essay by David Stoll in which he responds to his critics.

Testimonial Narrative

The Personal, Collective and the Political Experience in I, Rigoberta Menchu, an Indian Woman in Guatemala


Author: Oi-Leung Helen Lai,賴凱亮

Publisher: Open Dissertation Press

ISBN: 9781361479124


Page: N.A

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This dissertation, "Testimonial Narrative: the Personal, Collective and the Political Experience in I, Rigoberta Menchu, an Indian Woman in Guatemala" by Oi-leung, Helen, Lai, 賴凱亮, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. DOI: 10.5353/th_b3195060 Subjects: Reportage literature

Crossing Borders


Author: Rigoberta Menchú

Publisher: Verso Books


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 242

View: 9115

Details the life of the Nobel Peace Prize winner, her flight from Guatemala to Mexico in 1981, and her resolve to dedicate her life to Indian causes

De Colores Means All of Us

Latina Views for a Multi-Colored Century


Author: Elizabeth Martínez

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1786631199

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 2341

A radical Latina perspective on race, liberation, and identity Elizabeth Martínez’s unique Chicana voice has been formed through over thirty years of experience in the movements for civil rights, women’s liberation, and Latina/o empowerment. In De Colores Means All of Us, Martínez presents a radical Latina perspective on race, liberation and identity. She describes the provocative ideas and new movements created by the rapidly expanding US Latina/o community as it confronts intensified exploitation and racism.

Partners in Peace

Discourses and Practices of Civil-Society Peacebuilding


Author: Mathijs van Leeuwen

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409499375

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

View: 2049

How do international organizations support local peacebuilding? Do they really understand conflict? Partners in Peace challenges the global perceptions and assumptions of the roles played by civil society in peacebuilding and offers a radically new perspective on how international organizations can support such efforts. Framing the debate using case studies from Africa and Central America, the author examines different meanings of peacebuilding, the practices and politics of interpreting conflict and how planned interventions work out. Comparing original views with contemporary perceptions of non-state actors, Partners in Peace includes many recommendations for NGOs involved in peacebuilding and constructs a new understanding on how these possible solutions relate to politics and practices on the ground. Concise in both theoretical and empirical analysis, this book is an important contribution to our understanding of civil society's role in building sustainable peace.

More Than an Indian


Author: Charles R. Hale

Publisher: School for Advanced Research on the

ISBN: 9781930618602

Category: History

Page: 292

View: 4879

Más que un indio: .More than an Indian.. Two decades ago, the phrase expressed a common-sense prescription for upward mobility in a racist society: to better themselves, Indians had to abandon their culture and identity. Ironically, today it captures the predicament of ladinos, members of Guatemala's dominant culture. In the 1990s, Maya people organized in diverse ways to challenge racism and achieve basic rights. They achieved a broad recognition of their cultural rights during the same time that neoliberal economic reforms carried the day. The resulting .neoliberal multiculturalism. has opened important spaces for indigenous empowerment while recreating Guatemala's racial hierarchy. The author examines this paradox through the eyes of provincial ladinos, who show growing respect for indigenous culture and support for equality while harboring deep anxieties about the prospect of Maya ascendancy. Their racial ambivalence embodies a desire to be free of racism without ceasing to benefit from ingrained racial privilege, epitomized by the belief that ladinos are .más que un indio.. This deeply researched and sensitively rendered study raises troubling questions about the contradictions of anti-racist politics and the limits of multiculturalism in Guatemala and, by implication, other countries in the midst of similar reform projects.

Frontline Feminisms

Women, War, and Resistance


Author: Marguerite Waller,Jennifer Rycenga

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135954534

Category: Social Science

Page: 510

View: 1892

First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Let Me Speak


Author: Domitila B. De Chungara,Moema Viezzer

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 085345485X

Category: History

Page: 235

View: 5494


Hard Tortillas

Too Broke for Beans


Author: Enrique Romero Moreno

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537559797


Page: 148

View: 3631

Tortillas Duras: Ni Para Frijoles Alcanza. While the story takes place in Los Angeles, far from the tomato and strawberry fields in Florida, the characters are the same. The struggles and dreams of the men are the same. And now there is an abridged translation for those of us who read English much better than we do Spanish. And even though time has passed from the first printing of Tortillas Duras, the immigration situation has not improved. As a matter of fact, in my opinion, it has worsened. Along with the constant struggle to make enough money to take care of their families, the immigrants now fear the political ugliness that too often results in families being broken apart, with the deportation of a parent. Most often their crime is driving without a license. Even though in most states they are no longer allowed to get one! I encourage readers to sit down with this book and take a journey. Imagine yourself in a foreign country where you know no one, do not speak the language and have no currency, save the desire to make a better living than you did in your home country. Then think of the city of Los Angeles - huge, divided, busy and unfriendly. That is the beginning of a new life for Tururu, Yes-Yes, Coras and so many other Mexicans that we come to know in Too broke for Beans. From the illiterate father hoping to be able to send money home to his struggling family on the rancho to the newly degreed sociologist with his diploma now living in a truck on blocks - they all seek day work, a place to be able to sleep and eat, no more. Better things will come after that, they believe. Too much pain was part of getting here, to return is to admit defeat and question your manhood. Cry at the beauty of small gestures of brotherhood that the poorest give to each other. To quote the book: "The poor have no choice; they pay in prayers, and they never forget a single person who helped them out when they were in need. They pray for them every single day, to a multitude of different saints so as not to overwhelm any one saint with too many prayers; because the poor pray to so many people that one saint could not possibly help them all. So they pray to many saints, more and more as time goes by; and if they run out, why, they just invent new ones. After all, a saint is a saint." Read, suffer and understand more than you did. To quote again: "In this country, they think anybody with dark skin is a slacker, a drunk, a criminal, and an opportunist. Yeah, that's what they call us: in other words, a threat, and a burden to society. Everything that goes wrong gets blamed on us. Our own children are too ashamed to speak Spanish, as if that was a crime, let alone to be called "Mexican"..." But mostly, learn what hope means and why they keep crossing the border. America. The beautiful. Really?

The Art of Flying


Author: Robert N. Buck

Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics

ISBN: 9781565660052

Category: Transportation

Page: 193

View: 3431

A practical manual on the basic methods for flying an airplane includes discussions of instruments, navigation, weather, landing, and crew members

Translated Woman

Crossing the Border with Esperanza's Story


Author: Ruth Behar

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807070467

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 9771

Translated Woman tells the story of an unforgettable encounter between Ruth Behar, a Cuban-American feminist anthropologist, and Esperanza Hernández, a Mexican street peddler. The tale of Esperanza's extraordinary life yields unexpected and profound reflections on the mutual desires that bind together anthropologists and their "subjects." From the Trade Paperback edition.


War and Democracy in the Age of Empire


Author: Michael Hardt,Antonio Negri

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110101041X

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

View: 8913

In their international bestseller Empire, Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri presented a grand unified vision of a world in which the old forms of imperialism are no longer effective. But what of Empire in an age of “American empire”? Has fear become our permanent condition and democracy an impossible dream? Such pessimism is profoundly mistaken, the authors argue. Empire, by interconnecting more areas of life, is actually creating the possibility for a new kind of democracy, allowing different groups to form a multitude, with the power to forge a democratic alternative to the present world order.Exhilarating in its optimism and depth of insight, Multitude consolidates Hardt and Negri’s stature as two of the most important political philosophers at work in the world today.