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


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.

North from Mexico: The Spanish-Speaking People of the United States, 3rd Edition

The Spanish-Speaking People of the United States


Author: Carey McWilliams,Matt S. Meier,Alma M. García

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440836833

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 6284

This single-volume book provides students, educators, and politicians with an update to the classic Carey McWilliams work North From Mexico. It provides up-to-date information on the Chicano experience and the emergent social dynamics in the United States as a result of Mexican immigration. • Provides readers with an in-depth understanding of the changing demographics of the Mexican immigrant population in the United States • Analyzes the major trends in U.S. immigration, including anti-immigrant policies, issues facing the unauthorized immigrant population, and the development of the immigrant rights movement • Examines the complex interrelationship between Mexican immigrants and later generations of U.S.-born Mexican Americans and the U.S. political system • Covers important recent topics such as anti-immigration movements, language debates like Prop 227 and other anti-immigrant legislation that address the education of Spanish speakers, cultural developments and art of Mexican Americans, and the changing economic outlook for Mexican immigrants • Offers the latest information on the complex interrelationship between Mexican immigrants and later generations of U.S.-born Mexican Americans

A Beauty That Hurts

Life and Death in Guatemala, Second Revised Edition


Author: W. George Lovell

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292773257

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Though a 1996 peace accord brought a formal end to a conflict that had lasted for thirty-six years, Guatemala's violent past continues to scar its troubled present and seems destined to haunt its uncertain future. George Lovell brings to this revised and expanded edition of A Beauty That Hurts decades of fieldwork throughout Guatemala, as well as archival research. He locates the roots of conflict in geographies of inequality that arose during colonial times and were exacerbated by the drive to develop Guatemala's resources in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The lines of confrontation were entrenched after a decade of socioeconomic reform between 1944 and 1954 saw modernizing initiatives undone by a military coup backed by U.S. interests and the CIA. A United Nations Truth Commission has established that civil war in Guatemala claimed the lives of more that 200,000 people, the vast majority of them indigenous Mayas. Lovell weaves documentation about what happened to Mayas in particular during the war years with accounts of their difficult personal situations. Meanwhile, an intransigent elite and a powerful military continue to benefit from the inequalities that triggered armed insurrection in the first place. Weak and corrupt civilian governments fail to impose the rule of law, thus ensuring that Guatemala remains an embattled country where postwar violence and drug-related crime undermine any semblance of orderly, peaceful life.

I, Rigoberta Menchú

An Indian Woman in Guatemala


Author: Rigoberta Menchú

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9780860917885

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 251

View: 8757

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

Morality Play

Case Studies in Ethics, Second Edition


Author: Jessica Pierce

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478609974

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

View: 5612

Morality Play is an ideal supplement for ethics courses, offering a case study approach that is both flexible and practical. It provides three alternative methods of organization for universal teaching approaches: contemporary moral problems, ethical theories, and moral principles. The introduction illustrates how to effectively use case studies in the classroom and provides a short review of the fundamentals of argumentation and critical thinking. Featuring ten new case studies, the latest edition continues to spotlight some of the most controversial, thought-provoking issues in ethics today. Themes such as crime and punishment, life and death, habitat and humanity, liberty and coercion, and value and culture are made relevant through insightful case studies drawn from newspaper accounts, legal opinions, and other factual sources. The cases present discrete problems designed to make readers examine their abstract notions about morality.

Unsafe Motherhood

Mayan Maternal Mortality and Subjectivity in Post-War Guatemala


Author: Nicole S. Berry

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845459963

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

View: 9633

Since 1987, when the global community first recognized the high frequency of women in developing countries dying from pregnancy-related causes, little progress has been made to combat this problem. This study follows the global policies that have been implemented in Sololá, Guatemala in order to decrease high rates of maternal mortality among indigenous Mayan women. The author examines the diverse meanings and understandings of motherhood, pregnancy, birth and birth-related death among the biomedical personnel, village women, their families, and midwives. These incongruous perspectives, in conjunction with the implementation of such policies, threaten to disenfranchise clients from their own cultural understandings of self. The author investigates how these policies need to meld with the everyday lives of these women, and how the failure to do so will lead to a failure to decrease maternal deaths globally.

Roots of World Wisdom

A Multicultural Reader


Author: N.A

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534543471

Category: Philosophy

Page: 350

View: 6043

This multicultural reader is appropriate for Introduction to Philosophy courses at two-year and lower-level four-year schools.This book collects edited readings from a very wide range of philosophical and cultural perspectives. The readings are purposely selected to be interesting and accessible to all levels of students. While designed to accompany Mitchell's text, The Roots of Wisdom, it can be used with any introductory text.

Genocide in the Twentieth Century

Critical Essays and Eyewitness Accounts


Author: Samuel Totten,William S. Parsons

Publisher: Taylor & Francis


Category: Genocide

Page: 570

View: 9482


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780536830616

Category: Short stories

Page: N.A

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