The Resource A beauty that hurts : life and death in Guatemala, W. George Lovell

A beauty that hurts : life and death in Guatemala, W. George Lovell

Label
A beauty that hurts : life and death in Guatemala
Title
A beauty that hurts
Title remainder
life and death in Guatemala
Statement of responsibility
W. George Lovell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Publisher description
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lovell, W. George
Dewey number
972.8105/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F1466.5
LC item number
.L68 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Linda Schele series in Maya and pre-Columbian studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Guatemala
  • Guatemala
  • Mayas
  • Indians of Central America
  • Human rights
Label
A beauty that hurts : life and death in Guatemala, W. George Lovell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Struggle and survival. Q'anjob'al Canadian ; Nobel K'iche' ; Jakaltek American ; Doña Magdalene ; Through a lens, darkly ; Devils and angels -- Blood and ink. The delivery man ; Into the fire ; Peace of the dead ; Futility at the polls ; Civilian rule ; A militarized society ; The daily news ; The fiction of democracy ; Searching for peace ; Scarred by war ; How was Guatemala? -- Spaniards, Ladinos, and the enduring Maya. The colonial experience ; The century after independence ; Arbenz and the fruit company ; The T-shirt parade ; Natives in the backcountry
Control code
ocn430736623
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
2nd rev. ed.
Extent
xv, 206 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780292721838
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009033444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)430736623
Label
A beauty that hurts : life and death in Guatemala, W. George Lovell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Struggle and survival. Q'anjob'al Canadian ; Nobel K'iche' ; Jakaltek American ; Doña Magdalene ; Through a lens, darkly ; Devils and angels -- Blood and ink. The delivery man ; Into the fire ; Peace of the dead ; Futility at the polls ; Civilian rule ; A militarized society ; The daily news ; The fiction of democracy ; Searching for peace ; Scarred by war ; How was Guatemala? -- Spaniards, Ladinos, and the enduring Maya. The colonial experience ; The century after independence ; Arbenz and the fruit company ; The T-shirt parade ; Natives in the backcountry
Control code
ocn430736623
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
2nd rev. ed.
Extent
xv, 206 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780292721838
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009033444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)430736623

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