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A beauty that hurts : life and death in Guatemala

Author: W George Lovell
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, ©2010.
Series: Linda Schele series in Maya and pre-Columbian studies.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd rev. edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: W George Lovell
ISBN: 9780292721838 0292721838
OCLC Number: 430736623
Description: xv, 206 p., [10] p. of plates : ill., map ; 23 cm.
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.
Series Title: Linda Schele series in Maya and pre-Columbian studies.
Responsibility: W. George Lovell.

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A thoroughly updated and expanded edition of Lovell's classic account of the violence that has wracked Guatemala, from its roots in the colonial past to its aftermath in the twenty-first century  Read more...
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