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
Language
eng
Summary
"Paradise in Ashes is a moving account of the violence and repression that defined the murderous Guatemalan civil war of the 1980s. Beatriz Manz, an anthropologist who spent more than two decades studying the Mayan highlands and rain forests of Guatemala, tells the story of the remote village of Santa Maria Tzeja, near the Mexican border. Manz shows how the story of this village - its birth, destruction, and rebirth - embodies the forces and conflicts that define Guatemala today. She places the saga of Santa Maria Tzeja in a broad framework that encompasses Guatemala's tortured history, the conflicts of the cold war, and the tensions of contemporary globalization. Her chronicle demonstrates that it is in villages such as this that the difficult struggle for survival is unfolding." "Drawing on her interviews with peasants, community leaders, guerrillas, and members of the paramilitary forces, Manz creates a detailed political portrait of Santa Maria Tzeja, where highland Maya peasants seeking land settled in the 1970s. She describes these villagers' plight as their isolated, lush, but deceptive paradise became one of the centers of the war convulsing the entire country in the 1980s. After the village was viciously sacked in 1982, some 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 insight and compassion, Manz follows their flight and eventual return to Santa Maria Tzeja, where they sought to rebuild their village and their lives."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Manz, Beatriz
Dewey number
972.8105/2
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F1465.2.Q5
LC item number
M36 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
California series in public anthropology
Series volume
8
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Quiché Indians
  • Quiché Indians
  • Massacres
  • Political violence
  • Civil-military relations
  • Ejército Guerrillero de los Pobres (Guatemala)
  • Return migration
  • Santa María Tzejá (Guatemala)
  • Santa María Tzejá (Guatemala)
  • Ejército Guerrillero de los Pobres (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)
  • 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
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 311 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036808468
Label
Paradise in ashes : a Guatemalan journey of courage, terror, and hope, Beatriz Manz ; with a foreword by Aryeh Neier
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 311 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036808468

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