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The Resource Paradise in ashes : a Guatemalan journey of courage, terror, and hope, Beatriz Manz ; with a foreword by Aryeh Neier

Paradise in ashes : a Guatemalan journey of courage, terror, and hope, Beatriz Manz ; with a foreword by Aryeh Neier

Label
Paradise in ashes : a Guatemalan journey of courage, terror, and hope
Title
Paradise in ashes
Title remainder
a Guatemalan journey of courage, terror, and hope
Statement of responsibility
Beatriz Manz ; with a foreword by Aryeh Neier
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Paradise in Ashesis a deeply engaged and moving account of the violence and repression that defined the murderous Guatemalan civil war of the 1980s. In this compelling book, Beatriz Manzan anthropologist who spent over two decades studying the Mayan highlands and remote rain forests of Guatemalatells the story of the village of Santa María Tzejá, near the border with Mexico. Manz writes eloquently about Guatemala's tortured history and shows how the story of this villageits birth, destruction, and rebirthembodies the forces and conflicts that define the country today. Drawing on interviews with peasants, community leaders, guerrillas, and paramilitary forces, Manz creates a richly detailed political portrait of Santa María Tzejá, where highland Maya peasants seeking land settled in the 1970s. Manz describes these villagers' plight as their isolated, lush, but deceptive paradise became one of the centers of the war convulsing the entire country. After their village was viciously sacked in 1982, desperate survivors fled into the surrounding rain forest and eventually to Mexico, and some even further, to the United States, while others stayed behind and fell into the military's hands. With great insight and compassion, Manz follows their flight and eventual return to Santa María Tzejá, where they sought to rebuild their village and their lives
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Manz, Beatriz
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
California series in public anthropology
Series volume
8
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ejército Guerrillero de los Pobres (Guatemala)
  • Ejército Guerrillero de los Pobres (Guatemala)
  • Ejército Guerrillero de los Pobres (Guatemala)
  • Quiché Indians
  • Quiché Indians
  • Massacres
  • Political violence
  • Civil-military relations
  • Return migration
  • Santa María Tzejá (Guatemala)
  • Santa María Tzejá (Guatemala)
  • Quiché (Indiens), Crimes contre les
  • Quiché (Indiens)
  • Massacres
  • Violence politique
  • Relations pouvoir civil-pouvoir militaire
  • Migration de retour
  • Santa María Tzejá (Guatemala)
  • Santa María Tzejá (Guatemala)
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Civil-military relations
  • Massacres
  • Political violence
  • Politics and government
  • Return migration
  • Social conditions
  • Guatemala
  • Mexico
  • Bürgerkrieg
  • Landbevölkerung
  • Massaker
  • Menschenrechtsverletzung
  • Guatemala
  • Quiché (Volk)
Label
Paradise in ashes : a Guatemalan journey of courage, terror, and hope, Beatriz Manz ; with a foreword by Aryeh Neier
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Highland homeland -- Settling in the promised land -- The war finds paradise -- Ashes, exodus and faded dreams -- A militarized village -- Reunification -- Treading between fear and hope
Control code
ocm55857968
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 311 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781597347945
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttt1m1g
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)55857968
Label
Paradise in ashes : a Guatemalan journey of courage, terror, and hope, Beatriz Manz ; with a foreword by Aryeh Neier
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Highland homeland -- Settling in the promised land -- The war finds paradise -- Ashes, exodus and faded dreams -- A militarized village -- Reunification -- Treading between fear and hope
Control code
ocm55857968
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 311 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781597347945
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttt1m1g
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)55857968

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