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.

I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala (Second Edition)

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Author: Rigoberta Menchú

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1844674185

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 294

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

I, Rigoberta Menchú

An Indian Woman in Guatemala

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Author: Rigoberta Menchú

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

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.

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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Belletristik : Guatemala ; Biographie.

Testimonio

On the Politics of Truth

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Author: John Beverley

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816628407

Category: Social Science

Page: 121

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These four germinal essays by John Beverley sparked the widespread discussion and debate surrounding testimonio--the socially and politically charged Latin American narrative of witnessing--that culminated, with David Stoll's highly publicized attack on Rigoberta Menchu's celebrated testimonial text. Challenging Hardt and Negri's "Empire, Beverley's extensive new introduction examines the broader historical, political, and ethical issues that this literature raises, tracing the development of testimonio from its emergence in the Cold War era to the rise of a globalized economy and of U.S. political hegemony. Informed by postcolonial studies and the current debate over multiculturalism and identity politics, "Testimonio reaches across disciplinary boundaries to show how this particular literature at once represents and enacts new forms of agency on the part of previously repressed social subjects, as well as its potential as a new form of "alliance politics" between those subjects and artists, scientists, teachers, and intellectuals in a variety of local, national, and international contexts.

Crossing Borders

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Author: Rigoberta Menchú

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 242

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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

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.

Crossing Borders

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Author: Rigoberta Menchú

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 242

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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

Rigoberta Menchu

Defending Human Rights in Guatemala

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Author: Michael Silverstone

Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 9781558611993

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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A new multicultural biography series for young readers that focuses on major achievements by women from around the world.

The Honey Jar

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Author: Rigoberta Menchú,Dante Liano,David Unger,Domi

Publisher: Groundwood Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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The Nobel Peace Prize-winner recounts some of the Maya legends she learned from her grandparents as a child in Guatemala.

What is World Literature?

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Author: David Damrosch

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691049861

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 324

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World literature was long defined in North America as an established canon of European masterpieces, but an emerging global perspective has challenged both this European focus and the very category of "the masterpiece." The first book to look broadly at the contemporary scope and purposes of world literature, What Is World Literature? probes the uses and abuses of world literature in a rapidly changing world. In case studies ranging from the Sumerians to the Aztecs and from medieval mysticism to postmodern metafiction, David Damrosch looks at the ways works change as they move from national to global contexts. Presenting world literature not as a canon of texts but as a mode of circulation and of reading, Damrosch argues that world literature is work that gains in translation. When it is effectively presented, a work of world literature moves into an elliptical space created between the source and receiving cultures, shaped by both but circumscribed by neither alone. Established classics and new discoveries alike participate in this mode of circulation, but they can be seriously mishandled in the process. From the rediscovered Epic of Gilgamesh in the nineteenth century to Rigoberta Mench�'s writing today, foreign works have often been distorted by the immediate needs of their own editors and translators. Eloquently written, argued largely by example, and replete with insightful close readings, this book is both an essay in definition and a series of cautionary tales.

Dschungelkind

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Author: Sabine Kuegler

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426411385

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Was uns unvorstellbar erscheint – Sabine Kuegler hat es erlebt: Als Tochter deutscher Forscher verbrachte sie ihre Kindheit mitten im Dschungel von West-Papua, bei einem vergessenen Stamm von Kannibalen. Bis sie siebzehn war, kannte sie keine Autos, kein Fernsehen und keine Geschäfte. Sie spielte nicht mit Puppen, sondern schwamm mit Krokodilen im Fluss – und erlebte schon früh die alten Rituale des Tötens. Die Natur war ihr Spielplatz, der Dschungel ihre Heimat, der Himmel ihr Dach. Dschungelkind von Sabine Kuegler im eBook!

Alle meine Wünsche

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Author: Grégoire Delacourt

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455810551

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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"Eine große, tief bewegende Parabel über das kleine Glück." "L'Indépendant" "Ein literarisches Juwel!" "Le Point" Jocelyne, 47, führt einen Kurzwarenladen im nordfranzösischen Arras. Die Kinder sind aus dem Haus und Jocelynes ganze Leidenschaft gilt ihrem Internet-Blog übers Sticken, Nähen und Stricken. Sie liebt ihr kleines Leben, liebt sogar ihren ungehobelten Mann - bis durch einen riesigen Lottogewinn alles aus den Fugen gerät.

The Girl from Chimel

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Author: Rigoberta Menchú,Dante Liano,David Unger,Domi

Publisher: Groundwood Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 54

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The Nobel Peace Prize winner details her Guatemalan childhood, recounting stories of her grandparents and parents, and her close association with the natural world that surrounded her highland village.

Teaching and Testimony

Rigoberta Menchu and the North American Classroom

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Author: Allen Carey-Webb,Stephen Connely Benz,Stephen Benz

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791430132

Category: Education

Page: 391

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Contains narratives of the experiences of teachers using the testimonial of Rigoberta Menchu, a Guatemalan Indian woman who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992. Includes background essays on Menchu and the role of her story in political correctness debates.

Die Erfindung der Nation

zur Karriere eines folgenreichen Konzepts

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Author: Benedict R. O'G. Anderson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783593377292

Category:

Page: 306

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Nach Benedict Anderson gibt es keine Nationen, die "Nation" ist eine Erfindung, ein Modell, das nur in bestimmten historischen Konstellationen möglich war. Er löste damit Debatten aus, die bis heute nicht abgeschlossen sind. Beim ersten Erscheinen der deutschen Ausgabe 1988 wurde Anderson vorgeworfen, dass seine Perspektive außereuropäisch und kulturanthropologisch sei. Heute macht gerade das den Reiz des Buches aus.