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By Walter E. Little, Timothy J. Smith

Like the unique Harvest of Violence, released in 1988, this quantity unearths how the modern Mayas take care of crime, political violence, inner neighborhood energy struggles, and the wider impression of transnational fiscal and political guidelines in Guatemala. in spite of the fact that, this paintings, expert by way of long term ethnographic fieldwork in Mayan groups and dedication to accomplishing learn in Mayan languages, areas present anthropological analyses when it comes to Mayan political activism and key Mayan intellectuals’ study and feedback. Illustrating in particular how Mayas during this post-war interval conceive in their social and political position in Guatemala, Mayas operating in factories, fields, and markets, and collaborating in neighborhood, community-level politics offer reviews of the govt., the Maya move, and the final nation of lack of confidence and social and political violence that they proceed to stand each day. Their severe exams and efforts to enhance political, social, and financial stipulations illustrate their resiliency and confident, nonviolent suggestions to Guatemala’s ongoing difficulties that deserve critical attention by means of Guatemalan and US coverage makers, foreign non-government agencies, peace activists, or even lecturers learning politics, social enterprise, and the survival of indigenous people.
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Abigail E. Adams / José Oscar Barrera Nuñez / Peter Benson / Barbara Bocek / Jennifer L. Burrell / Robert M. Carmack / Monica DeHart / Edward F. Fischer / Liliana Goldín / Walter E. Little / Judith M. Maxwell / J. Jailey Philpot-Munson / Brenda Rosenbaum / Timothy J. Smith / David Stoll

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