Examines the results of the political violence and military repression in Guatemala during the 1980s...
|Title||:||Refugees of a Hidden War: The Aftermath of Counterinsurgency in Guatemala (Suny Series in Anthropological Studies of Contemporary Issues)|
|Publisher||:||State Univ of New York Pr February 1, 1988|
|Number of Pages||:||283 pages|
|File Size||:||973 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Refugees of a Hidden War: The Aftermath of Counterinsurgency in Guatemala (Suny Series in Anthropological Studies of Contemporary Issues) Reviews
In the avalanche of post-post war material that attempts to explain Guatemala's civil war, it is useful to note that books written during the war by scholars who combined academic rigor with unjaundiced yet compassionate insights are essential to understanding that conflict: what precipitated it; how it was fought; and the consequences for its many civilians. Beatriz Manz's book, Refugees of a Hidden War, published at the height of the war in 1987, stands out as such a document of that era. Instead of making sweeping generalizations, Manz focuses on one area and describes it at length. She is no dilettante or journalist looking for quick recognition and grant money: Manz traveled to Guatemala in 1973, when no one else was there, and hunkered down for the long haul in a remote and dangerous area. The result is a book that, in describing one area, speaks volumes about one of the most brutal dirty wars conducted in modern day Latin America. This book is now remaindered. Get it while you can.