I, Rigoberta Menchú

An Indian Woman in Guatemala
Author: Rigoberta Menchú
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9780860917885
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 251
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Interviews with a Guatemalan national leader discuss her country's political situation and the resulting violence, which has claimed the lives of her brother, mother, and father

I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala (Second Edition)


Author: Rigoberta Menchú
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1844674185
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 294
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Interviews with a Guatemalan national leader offer reflections on her life and discuss her country's political situation and the resulting violence, which has claimed the lives of her brother, mother, and father.

The Rigoberta Menchú Controversy


Author: Arturo Arias,David Stoll
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816636266
Category: Social Science
Page: 418
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Guatemalan indigenous rights activist Rigoberta Menchu first came to international prominence following the 1983 publication of her memoir, I, Rigoberta Menchu, which chronicled in compelling detail the violence and misery that she and her people suffered during her country's brutal civil war. The book focused world attention on Guatemala and led to her being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992. In 1999, a book by David Stoll challenged the veracity of key details in Menchu's account, generating a storm of controversy. Journalists and scholars squared off regarding whether Menchu had lied about her past and, if so, what that would mean about the larger truths revealed in her book. In The Rigoberta Menchu Controversy, Arturo Arias has assembled a casebook that offers a balanced perspective on the debate. The first section of this volume collects the primary documents -- newspaper articles, interviews, and official statements -- in which the debate raged, many translated into English for the first time. In the second section, a distinguished group of international scholars assesses the political, historical, and cultural contexts of the debate, and considers its implications for such issues as the "culture wars", historical truth, and the politics of memory. Also included is a new essay by David Stoll in which he responds to his critics.

Rigoberta Menchu

Defending Human Rights in Guatemala
Author: Michael Silverstone
Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 9781558611993
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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A new multicultural biography series for young readers that focuses on major achievements by women from around the world.

Teaching and Testimony

Rigoberta Menchu and the North American Classroom
Author: Allen Carey-Webb,Stephen Connely Benz,Stephen Benz
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791430132
Category: Education
Page: 391
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Contains narratives of the experiences of teachers using the testimonial of Rigoberta Menchu, a Guatemalan Indian woman who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992. Includes background essays on Menchu and the role of her story in political correctness debates.

Dschungelkind


Author: Sabine Kuegler
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 3426411385
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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Was uns unvorstellbar erscheint – Sabine Kuegler hat es erlebt: Als Tochter deutscher Forscher verbrachte sie ihre Kindheit mitten im Dschungel von West-Papua, bei einem vergessenen Stamm von Kannibalen. Bis sie siebzehn war, kannte sie keine Autos, kein Fernsehen und keine Geschäfte. Sie spielte nicht mit Puppen, sondern schwamm mit Krokodilen im Fluss – und erlebte schon früh die alten Rituale des Tötens. Die Natur war ihr Spielplatz, der Dschungel ihre Heimat, der Himmel ihr Dach. Dschungelkind von Sabine Kuegler im eBook!

Haunting Violations

Feminist Criticism and the Crisis of the "Real"
Author: Wendy Hesford,Wendy Kozol
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252093302
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 312
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Feminist critics place a premium on the "real" stories told by the victimized and the oppressed. Haunting Violations offers a corrective to such uncritical acceptance of the "real" in confessional, testimonial, and ethnographic narratives. Through close readings of a wide variety of texts, contributors argue that depictions of the "real" are inherently performative, crafted within the limits and in the interests of specific personal, political, or social projects. Haunting Violations explores the inseparability of discourse and politics in quasi-autobiographical works such as I, Rigoberta Menchú and When Heaven and Earth Changed Places. Contributors consider how the Sri Lankan Mother's Front movement exploits the sanctity of the maternal and how multiple political purposes on both sides bleed through government "documentary" photographs of Japanese-American concentration camp internees. This volume also investigates how South Asian feminists use the authority of their personal experience to critique the film Mississippi Masala and how realist narratives, such as Janet Campbell Hale's autobiographical Bloodlines, Margie Strosser's documentary film Rape Stories, and Shekur Kapur's film Bandit Queen, reexamine how assumptions about power and trauma are embedded in the promise of the real.

Rigoberta Menchú and the Story of All Poor Guatemalans


Author: David Stoll
Publisher: Westview Press
ISBN: 9780813343969
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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Rigoberta Menchú is a living legend, a young woman who said that her odyssey from a Mayan Indian village to revolutionary exile was “the story of all poor Guatemalans.” By turning herself into an everywoman, she became a powerful symbol for 500 years of indigenous resistance to colonialism. Her testimony, I, Rigoberta Menchú, denounced atrocities by the Guatemalan army and propelled her to the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize. But her story was not the eyewitness account that she claimed. In this hotly debated book, key points of which have been corroborated by the New York Times, David Stoll compares a cult text with local testimony from Rigoberta Menchú’s hometown. His reconstruction of her story goes to the heart of debates over political correctness and identity politics and provides a dramatic illustration of the rebirth of the sacred in the postmodern academy.This expanded edition includes a new foreword from Elizabeth Burgos, the editor of I, Rigoberta Menchú, as well as a new afterword from Stoll, who discusses Rigoberta Menchú’s recent bid for the Guatemalan presidency and addresses the many controversies and debates that have arisen since the book was first published.

The Columbia Guide to the Latin American Novel Since 1945


Author: Raymond L. Williams
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231501692
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 400
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In this expertly crafted, richly detailed guide, Raymond Leslie Williams explores the cultural, political, and historical events that have shaped the Latin American and Caribbean novel since the end of World War II. In addition to works originally composed in English, Williams covers novels written in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, and Haitian Creole, and traces the profound influence of modernization, revolution, and democratization on the writing of this era. Beginning in 1945, Williams introduces major trends by region, including the Caribbean and U.S. Latino novel, the Mexican and Central American novel, the Andean novel, the Southern Cone novel, and the novel of Brazil. He discusses the rise of the modernist novel in the 1940s, led by Jorge Luis Borges's reaffirmation of the right of invention, and covers the advent of the postmodern generation of the 1990s in Brazil, the Generation of the "Crack" in Mexico, and the McOndo generation in other parts of Latin America. An alphabetical guide offers biographies of authors, coverage of major topics, and brief introductions to individual novels. It also addresses such areas as women's writing, Afro-Latin American writing, and magic realism. The guide's final section includes an annotated bibliography of introductory studies on the Latin American and Caribbean novel, national literary traditions, and the work of individual authors. From early attempts to synthesize postcolonial concerns with modernist aesthetics to the current focus on urban violence and globalization, The Columbia Guide to the Latin American Novel Since 1945 presents a comprehensive, accessible portrait of a thoroughly diverse and complex branch of world literature.

Childhood and Postcolonization

Power, Education, and Contemporary Practice
Author: Gaile Sloan Cannella,Radhika Viruru
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415933476
Category: Education
Page: 182
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To care and educate our young children we must understand and listen to them. Childhood and (Post) Colonization opens the door to the effects of intellectual, education, and economic colonization of young children throughout the world.

Catholic Women Writers

A Bio-bibliographical Sourcebook
Author: Mary R. Reichardt
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313311475
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 424
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Women have been writing in the Catholic tradition since early medieval times, yet no single volume has brought together critical evaluations of their works until now. The first reference of its kind, Catholic Women Writers provides biographical, critical, and bibliographical entries on 64 Catholic women writers from around the world and across the centuries. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and is designed to acquaint the reader with the author, her major works, her Catholic and women's themes, and her critical reception. An introductory essay places the authors in the context and tradition of Catholic writing, and a selected, general bibliography lists works for further reading.

Feminist Theology from the Third World

A Reader
Author: Ursula King
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498219977
Category: Religion
Page: 448
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This major new collection of readings demonstrates the range and vitality of feminist theology and its increasing influence on Christian women and men throughout the world. Here are thirty-eight key texts, representing the voices of women in Africa, Asia, and Latin America as well as those working among minorities in places such as Israel, the US, and the Pacific. The readings are grouped under five headings: --Doing Theology from Third World Women's Perspective --Women's Oppression and Cries of Pain --The Bible as a Source of Empowerment for Women --Challenging Traditional Theological Thinking --A Newly Emerging Spirituality All texts are placed in context by brief introductory comments, while the main introduction to the whole book provides a helpful overview of the major issues and developments in Christian-feminist thinking throughout the Third World and beyond. Among the contributors are Chung Hyun Kyung (Korea), Ivone Gebara (Brazil), Kwok Pui-lan (Hong Kong), Mercy Amba Oduyoye (Ghana), Delores S. Williams (USA).

Specters of Conquest

Indigenous Absence in Transatlantic Literatures
Author: Adam Lifshey
Publisher: Fordham University Press
ISBN: 0823232409
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 192
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This book intervenes in transatlantic and hemispheric studies by positing Americaas not a particular country or continent but a foundational narrative, in which conquerors arrive at a shore intent on overwriting local versions of humanity, culture, and landscape with inscriptions of their own design. This imposition of foreign textualities, however dominant, is never complete because the absences of the disappeared still linger manifestly, still are present. That apparent paradox results in a haunted America, whose conquest is always partial and whose conquered are always contestatory. Readers of scholarship by transatlanticists such as Paul Gilroy and hemispherists such as Diana Taylor will find new conceptualizations here of an America that knows no geographic boundaries, whose absences are collective but not necessarily interrelated by genealogy. The five principal texts at hand - Columbus's diary of his first voyage, the Popol Vuh of the Maya-K'iche', Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, Evita's Cuando los Combes luchaban (the first African novel in Spanish), and Pynchon's Mason & Dixon - are examined as foundational stories of America in their imaginings of its transatlantic commencement. Interspersed too are shorter studies of narratives by William Carlos Williams, Rigoberta Mench£, μlvar N£¤ez Cabeza de Vaca, Jos Mart¡, Mark Knopfler (former lead singer of Dire Straits) and Gabriel Garc¡a M~rquez. These texts are rarely if ever read together because of their discrete provenances in time and place, yet their juxtaposition reveals how the disjunctions and ruptures that took place on the eastern and western shores of the Atlantic upon the arrival of Europeans became insinuated as recurring and resistant absences in narratives ostensibly contextualized by the Conquest.The book concludes by proposing that Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is the great American novel.After Specters of Conquest: Indigenous Absence in Transatlantic Literatures, America will never seem the same.

The Honey Jar


Author: Rigoberta Menchú,Dante Liano,David Unger,Domi
Publisher: Groundwood Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
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The Nobel Peace Prize-winner recounts some of the Maya legends she learned from her grandparents as a child in Guatemala.

Dividing the Isthmus

Central American Transnational Histories, Literatures, and Cultures
Author: Ana Patricia Rodríguez
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292774583
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 309
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In 1899, the United Fruit Company (UFCO) was officially incorporated in Boston, Massachusetts, beginning an era of economic, diplomatic, and military interventions in Central America. This event marked the inception of the struggle for economic, political, and cultural autonomy in Central America as well as an era of homegrown inequities, injustices, and impunities to which Central Americans have responded in creative and critical ways. This juncture also set the conditions for the creation of the Transisthmus—a material, cultural, and symbolic site of vast intersections of people, products, and narratives. Taking 1899 as her point of departure, Ana Patricia Rodríguez offers a comprehensive, comparative, and meticulously researched book covering more than one hundred years, between 1899 and 2007, of modern cultural and literary production and modern empire-building in Central America. She examines the grand narratives of (anti)imperialism, revolution, subalternity, globalization, impunity, transnational migration, and diaspora, as well as other discursive, historical, and material configurations of the region beyond its geophysical and political confines. Focusing in particular on how the material productions and symbolic tropes of cacao, coffee, indigo, bananas, canals, waste, and transmigrant labor have shaped the transisthmian cultural and literary imaginaries, Rodríguez develops new methodological approaches for studying cultural production in Central America and its diasporas. Monumental in scope and relentlessly impassioned, this work offers new critical readings of Central American narratives and contributes to the growing field of Central American studies.

Sociology

A Global Introduction
Author: John J. Macionis,Ken Plummer
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780131287464
Category: Social Science
Page: 786
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Third edition Sociology A Global IntroductionSociology: a global introduction represents a unique and complete learning resource for sociology students worldwide. International in outlook and culturally wide-ranging, it addresses the fundamental issue of how the modern world may be dramatically changing.Key features Sociology is made immediate and real, through diverse examples, illustration and statistical evidence A story is told. Consolidating previous editions' successful organisation, a broad picture of societies and cultures developing over time is painted. The globalised world order of today is shown in its richness full of contradiction, inequality and achievement. Cutting-edge coverage and argument, firmly grounded in topical issues and current debates, bring the subject to life, engaging, exciting and challenging the reader A range of in-text features encourages students to identify core themes and theories, critique arguments, compare and contrast, and investigate further. Extensive supplementary resources for lecturer and students assist and enrich teaching and learning New to this edition Fully updated to include latest debates and recent data New material on sport, disability and youth culture More on globalisation, consumption, identity and the body New 'Research in Action' feature presents methodology in context.

Pop Culture Latin America!

Media, Arts, and Lifestyle
Author: Lisa Shaw,Stephanie Dennison
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851095047
Category: History
Page: 404
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A survey of contemporary Latin American popular culture, covering topics that range from music and film to popular festivals and fashion. * Chronology of major developments in the cultural life of post-1945 Latin America * A bibliography of the literature and electronic resources on the major forms of popular culture in each country or region