War by Other Means: Aftermath in Post-Genocide Guatemala

War by Other Means: Aftermath in Post-Genocide Guatemala

By: Carlota McAllister (editor), Diane M. Nelson (editor)Paperback

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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 Gonzalez-Izas, Jorge Ramon Gonzalez Ponciano, Greg Grandin, Paul Kobrak, Deborah T. Levenson, Carlota McAllister, Diane M. Nelson, Elizabeth Oglesby, Luis Solano, Irmalicia Velasquez Nimatuj, Paula Worby

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Carlota McAllister is Associate Professor of Anthropology at York University in Toronto. Diane M. Nelson is Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University. She is the author of Reckoning: The Ends of War in Guatemala, also published by Duke University Press.


Acknowledgments ix Introduction. Aftermath: Harvests of Violence and Histories of the Future / Carlota McAllister and Diane M. Nelson 1 Part I: Surveying the Landscape: Histories of the Present 1. Five Hundred Years / Greg Grandin 49 2. Difficult Complementarity: Relations between the Mayan and Revolutionary Movements / Santiago Bastos and Manuela Camus 71 3. Testimonial Truths and Revolutionary Mysteries / Carlota McAllister 93 Part II: Market Freedoms and Market Forces: The New Biopolitical Economy 4. Development and/as Dispossession: Elite Networks and Extractive Industry in the Franja Transversal del Norte / Luis Solano 119 5. "We're No Longer Dealing with Fools": Violence, Labor, and Governance on the South Coast / Elizabeth Oglesby 143 6. "A Dignified Community Where We Can Live": Violence, Law, and Debt in Nueva Cajola's Struggle for Land / Irmalicia Velasquez Nimatuj 170 Part III. Means into Ends: Neoliberal Transparency and Its Shadows 7. What Happened to the Revolution? Guatemala City's Maras from Life to Death / Deborah T. Levenson 195 8. The Long War in Colotenango: Guerrillas, Army, and Civil Patrols / Paul Kobrak 218 9. After Lynching / Jennifer Burrell 241 10. Labor Contractors to Military Specialists to Development Experts: Marginal Elites and Postwar State Formation / Matilde Gonzalez Izas 261 Part IV: Whither the Future? Postwar Aspirations and Identifications 11. 100 Percent Omnilife: Health, Economy, and the End/s of War / Diane M. Nelson 285 12. The Shumo Challenge: White Class Privilege and the Post-Race, Post-Genocide Alliances of Cosmopolitanism from Below / Jorge Ramon Gonzalez Ponciano 307 13. A Generation after the Refugees' Return: Are We There Yet? / Paula Worby 330 Works Cited 353 Contributors 377 Index 383

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  • ISBN13: 9780822355090
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 408
  • ID: 9780822355090
  • weight: 567
  • ISBN10: 0822355094

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