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By Jennifer L. Burrell

Guatemala’s thirty-six-year civil struggle culminated in peace accords in 1996, however the postwar transition has been marked via persisted violence, together with lynchings and the increase of gangs, in addition to colossal wage-labor exodus to the USA. For the Mam Maya municipality of Todos Santos Cuchumatán, inhabited through a predominantly indigenous peasant inhabitants, the aftermath of warfare and genocide resonates with a long-standing rigidity among kingdom recommendations of governance and historic community-level strength buildings that included thoughts of kinship, gender, and new release. displaying the ways that those complicated histories are interlinked with wartime and enduring family/class conflicts, Maya after War offers a nuanced account of a different transitional postwar scenario, together with the advanced impact of neoliberal intervention.

Drawing on ethnographic box examine over a twenty-year interval, Jennifer L. Burrell explores the after-war interval in a locale the place group struggles span tradition, id, and heritage. Investigating quite a number tensions from the neighborhood to the overseas, Burrell employs distinct methodologies, together with mapmaking, historical past workshops, and an off-the-cuff translation of a historical ethnography, to investigate the position of clash in animating what concerns to Todosanteros of their daily lives and the way the citizens negotiate energy. interpreting the community-based divisions along nationwide postwar contexts, Maya after War considers the air of secrecy of desire that surrounded the signing of the peace accords, and the following doubt and ready that experience fueled unrest, encompassing generational conflicts. This research is a wealthy research of the multifaceted forces at paintings within the quest for peace, in Guatemala and beyond.

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