ISBN-10:
0231081820
ISBN-13:
9780231081825
Pub. Date:
01/20/1994
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Between Two Armies in the Ixil Towns of Guatemala

Between Two Armies in the Ixil Towns of Guatemala

by David StollDavid Stoll

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Overview

This book challenges how the human rights movement thinks about a country notorious for rightwing terrorism. David Stoll's reinterpretation of the civil war in Guatemala focuses on the Ixil Mayas of the Western highlands. Based on their testimony, he attributes Ixil support for guerrillas in the early 1980s not to revolutionary impluses but to dual violence -- the coercive pressures of military confrontation which Ixils describe as "living between two fires." As a study of a peasant neutralism under crossfire, Between Two Armies questions whether confrontational forms of human rights organizing reflect the wishes of survivors trying to rebuild civil society, that is, political space to make their own decisions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231081825
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 01/20/1994
Pages: 383
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.29(h) x 1.18(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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