The Rigoberta Menchú Controversy

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Author: Arturo Arias,David Stoll

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816636266

Category: Social Science

Page: 418

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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.

Rigoberta Menchu And The Story Of All Poor Guatemalans

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Author: David Stoll

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429977212

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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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 everywoman, she became a powerful symbol for 500 years of indigenous resistance to colonialism. Her testimony, I, Rigoberta Menchú, denounced atrocities by the Guatemalan army and propelled her to the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize. But her story was not the eyewitness account that she claimed. In this hotly debated book, key points of which have been corroborated by the New York Times, David Stoll compares a cult text with local testimony from Rigoberta Menchú's hometown. His reconstruction of her story goes to the heart of debates over political correctness and identity politics and provides a dramatic illustration of the rebirth of the sacred in the postmodern academy. This expanded edition includes a new foreword from Elizabeth Burgos, the editor of I, Rigoberta Menchú, as well as a new afterword from Stoll, who discusses Rigoberta Menchú's recent bid for the Guatemalan presidency and addresses the many controversies and debates that have arisen since the book was first published.

Rigoberta Menchu Tum

Champion of Human Rights

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Author: Julie Schulze

Publisher: Greenhaven Press

ISBN: 9780934272438

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 87

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A biographical account of the Quiche Indian woman from Guatemala who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992 in recognition of her work for social justice.

Who Is Rigoberta Menchu?

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Author: Greg Grandin

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1844678504

Category: History

Page: 176

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In 1984, indigenous rights activist Rigoberta Menchú published a harrowing account of life under a military dictatorship in Guatemala. That autobiography—I, Rigoberta Menchú—transformed the study and understanding of modern Guatemalan history and brought its author international renown. She won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1992. At that point, she became the target of historians seeking to discredit her testimony and deny US complicity in the genocidal policies of the Guatemalan regime. Told here is the story of an unlettered woman who became the spokesperson for her people and clashed with the intellectual apologists of the world’s most powerful nation. What happened to her autobiography speaks volumes about power, perception and race on the world stage. This critical companion to Menchú’s work will disabuse many readers of the lies that have been told about this courageous individual.

Rigoberta Menchú and the Story of All Poor Guatemalans

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Author: David Stoll

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: 9780813343969

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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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 everywoman, she became a powerful symbol for 500 years of indigenous resistance to colonialism. Her testimony, I, Rigoberta Menchú, denounced atrocities by the Guatemalan army and propelled her to the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize. But her story was not the eyewitness account that she claimed. In this hotly debated book, key points of which have been corroborated by the New York Times, David Stoll compares a cult text with local testimony from Rigoberta Menchú’s hometown. His reconstruction of her story goes to the heart of debates over political correctness and identity politics and provides a dramatic illustration of the rebirth of the sacred in the postmodern academy.This expanded edition includes a new foreword from Elizabeth Burgos, the editor of I, Rigoberta Menchú, as well as a new afterword from Stoll, who discusses Rigoberta Menchú’s recent bid for the Guatemalan presidency and addresses the many controversies and debates that have arisen since the book was first published.

The Moral Architecture of World Peace

Nobel Laureates Discuss Our Global Future

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Author: Helena Cobban

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813919874

Category: Political Science

Page: 271

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Appendix includes list of Nobel Peace Prize recipients.

Divided by Faith and Ethnicity

Religious Pluralism and the Problem of Race in Guatemala

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Author: Andrea Althoff

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 1614518408

Category: Religion

Page: 436

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Two unprecedented, striking developments form part of the reality of many Latin Americans. Recent decades have seen the dramatic rise of a new religious pluralism, namely the spread of Pentecostal Christianity - Catholic and Protestant alike - and the growth of indigenous revitalization movements. This study analyzes these major transitions, asking what roles ethnicity and ethnic identities play in the contemporary process of religious pluralism, such as the growth of the Protestant Pentecostal and neo-Pentecostal movements, the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, and the indigenous Maya movement in Guatemala. This book aims to provide an understanding of the agenda of religious movements, their motivations, and their impact on society. Such a pursuit is urgently needed in Guatemala, a postwar country experiencing acrimonious religious competition and a highly contentious debate on religious pluralism. This volume is relevant to scholars and students of Latin American Studies, Sociology of Religion, Anthropology, Practical Theology, and Political Sciences.

The Rough Guide to Guatemala

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1409362477

Category: Travel

Page: 376

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The new full-colour Rough Guide to Guatemala is the definitive guide to this fascinating Central American country. Fully updated, detailed accounts of every attraction, along with clear, colour maps, will show you everything Guatemala has to offer, from ancient Mayan cities to beautiful rainforest scenery and stunning lakes. The Rough Guide is packed full of insider tips about off-the-beaten-track destinations, hiking trails, surf spots, kayak and rafting trips and jungle walks, plus all the best hotels, cafés, restaurants and bars for every budget. Whether you're taking in the grand Mayan site of Tikal, the graceful, colonial architecture of Antigua, a traditional market or an adventurous jungle trek, The Rough Guide to Guatemala will help you make the most of your holiday. Originally published in print in 2012. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Guatemala. Now available in ePub format.

The Rough Guide to Guatemala

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Author: Iain Stewart

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1405390093

Category: Travel

Page: 376

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The new full-colour Rough Guide to Guatemala is the definitive guide to this fascinating Central American country. Fully updated, detailed accounts of every attraction, along with clear, colour maps, will show you everything Guatemala has to offer, from ancient Mayan cities to beautiful rainforest scenery and stunning lakes. The Rough Guide is packed full of insider tips about off-the-beaten-track destinations, hiking trails, surf spots, kayak and rafting trips and jungle walks, plus all the best hotels, cafés, restaurants and bars for every budget.Whether you're taking in the grand Mayan site of Tikal, the graceful, colonial architecture of Antigua, a traditional market or an adventurous jungle trek, The Rough Guide to Guatemala will help you make the most of your holiday.Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Guatemala.

Mundo 21

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Author: Fabián Samaniego,Nelson Rojas,Francisco Rodriguez,Francisco X. Alarcon

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133168795

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 512

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MUNDO 21's proven approach to language learning provides your students with a wealth of both contextualized and purposeful content. The completely revised and redesigned Fourth edition offers a seamless transition between first-year and second-year Spanish. MUNDO 21, offers ample opportunities to interact and discuss each lessons theme, integrated grammar, vocabulary, media (audio and video), and culture. MUNDO 21's text-specific cultural video along with six new authentic short films and its rich array of online resources will keep your students both motivated and engaged throughout the course. MUNDO 21 is Spanish for the 21st Century student. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Notable Twentieth-century Latin American Women

A Biographical Dictionary

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Author: Cynthia Tompkins,David William Foster

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313311123

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 324

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The source for substantial, informative, and up-to-date biographical essays on 72 of the most notable twentieth-century Latin American women.

Women Nobel Peace Prize Winners, 2d ed.

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Author: Anita Price Davis,Marla J. Selvidge

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786499176

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Reviews of the first edition: "Extensive biography...of value to anyone researching [these women], their backgrounds, and their contributions to peace in the twentieth century."--ARBA "[The authors] are to be applauded for their research and their dedication."--Spartanburg Herald-Journal From the first woman Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Bertha von Suttner (1905), to the latest and youngest female Nobel laureate, Malala Yousafzai (2014), this book in its second edition provides a detailed look at the lives and accomplishments of each of these sixteen Prize winners. They did not expect recognition or fame for their work--economist Emily Greene Balch (1946) was surprised to learn that anyone knew about her. But they did not work in isolation: all met with discouragement, derision, threats or--in Yousafazi's case--attempted murder and exile. A history of the Prize and a biographical sketch of Alfred Nobel are included.

Native and National in Brazil

Indigeneity after Independence

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Author: Tracy Devine Guzmán

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469602105

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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How do the lives of indigenous peoples relate to the romanticized role of "Indians" in Brazilian history, politics, and cultural production? Native and National in Brazil charts this enigmatic relationship from the sixteenth century to the present, focusing on the consolidation of the dominant national imaginary in the postindependence period and highlighting Native peoples' ongoing work to decolonize it. Engaging issues ranging from sovereignty, citizenship, and national security to the revolutionary potential of art, sustainable development, and the gendering of ethnic differences, Tracy Devine Guzman argues that the tensions between popular renderings of "Indianness" and lived indigenous experience are critical to the unfolding of Brazilian nationalism, on the one hand, and the growth of the Brazilian indigenous movement, on the other. Devine Guzman suggests that the "indigenous question" now posed by Brazilian indigenous peoples themselves--how to be Native and national at the same time--can help us to rethink national belonging in accordance with the protection of human rights, the promotion of social justice, and the consolidation of democratic governance for indigenous and nonindigenous citizens alike.

In tlahtoli, in ohtli

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Author: Natalio Hernández

Publisher: Plaza y Valdes

ISBN: 9789688565803

Category: Education

Page: 206

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In tlahtoli, in ohtli. La palabra el camino: Memoria y destino de los pueblos indiacute;genas, contiene muchas facetas del pensamiento de Natalio Hernaacute;ndez. Ayudaraacute; ala lector a entender por queacute; en gran parte de su largo camino, en gran parte de su trayectoria, su palabra ha sido tambieacute;n un llamado, una invitacioacute;n, una poderosa voz que ha convocado a todos los escritores indiacute;genas de Meacute;xico a todos los escritores indiacute;genas de Ameacute;rica. Esta capacidad de reunir a sus hermanos a sus compantilde;eros de viaje en muchas lenguas y en muchas regiones tambieacute;n el destino que fecunda su camino y enaltece su palabra. Carlos Montemayor. el libro de Natalio Hernaacute;ndez no se reduce a relatar criacute;ticamente la historia reciente de la educacioacute;n indiacute;gena en el paiacute;s. Esto lo realiza, lo hace magistralmente: documenta una etapa fundamental en el proceso educativo del paiacute;s que ha sido insuficientemente difundida. Lo interesante es que el Profesor Natalio nos ofrece una propuesta para la continuacioacute;n de esta historia hacia el futuro: nos plantea la necesidad de una nueva ruptura, fruto tanto de la diferente situacioacute;n del paiacute;s de los indiacute;genas, como del anaacute;lisis criacute;tico del desarrollo reciente de la educacioacute;n indiacute;gena en el paiacute;s. Silvia schmelkes Corresponde al la poblacioacute;n no indiacute;gena prestar oiacute;dos a la nueva palabra de los pueblos originarios. Soacute;lo dialogando con eacute;stos- y no ya intermediarios o manipuladores- podraacute;n alcanzarse las tantas veces buscadas respuestas. Los indiacute;genas lo saben. Uno de ellos, de estirpe naacute;huatl, Natalio Hernaacute;ndez, maestro normalista de profesioacute;n y funcionario puacute;blico que se mantiene atento a las demandas de su pueblo, ha expresado bellamente en un poema la idea que aquiacute; estamos considerando : corresponde al hombre indiacute;gena ser duentilde;o de su destino. Miguel Leoacute;n - Portilla.

In Gottes Hand

gemeinsam beten für die Welt : Gebete aus der weltweiten Ökumene

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Verlag Otto Lembeck

ISBN: 3874765466

Category: Ecumenical movement

Page: 591

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War by Other Means

Aftermath in Post-Genocide Guatemala

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Author: Carlota McAllister,Diane M. Nelson

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822377403

Category: History

Page: 408

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Between 1960 and 1996, Guatemala's civil war claimed 250,000 lives and displaced one million people. Since the peace accords, Guatemala has struggled to address the legacy of war, genocidal violence against the Maya, and the dismantling of alternative projects for the future. War by Other Means brings together new essays by leading scholars of Guatemala from a range of geographical backgrounds and disciplinary perspectives. Contributors consider a wide range of issues confronting present-day Guatemala: returning refugees, land reform, gang violence, neoliberal economic restructuring, indigenous and women's rights, complex race relations, the politics of memory, and the challenges of sustaining hope. From a sweeping account of Guatemalan elites' centuries-long use of violence to suppress dissent to studies of intimate experiences of complicity and contestation in richly drawn localities, War by Other Means provides a nuanced reckoning of the injustices that made genocide possible and the ongoing attempts to overcome them. Contributors. Santiago Bastos, Jennifer Burrell, Manuela Camus, Matilde González-Izás, Jorge Ramón González Ponciano, Greg Grandin, Paul Kobrak, Deborah T. Levenson, Carlota McAllister, Diane M. Nelson, Elizabeth Oglesby, Luis Solano, Irmalicia Velásquez Nimatuj, Paula Worby

Rigoberta Menchú

Leben in Guatemala

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Author: Rigoberta Menchú,Elisabeth Burgos Debray,Elisabeth Burgos-Debray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783889770011

Category: Indians of Central America

Page: 244

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