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by Victoria Sanford
Author: Victoria Sanford
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 1st edition (May 2, 2003)
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Buried Secrets: Truth an. .has been added to your Cart. Victoria Sanford leads us into a powerful and heartbreaking history of testimonies.
Buried Secrets: Truth an. Her journey into this war zone. is clear-eyed, haunting and, above all, close to the ground. Michael Ondaatje, Author of Anil's Ghost. The genocide in Guatemala and how survivors have dealt with it constitutes, in Victora Sanford's gripping and compassionate tale, a crucial lesson in ways in which to keep memory and hope alive. Ariel Dorfman, Author of Death and the Maiden.
Sanford’s book is a must read for a slew of audiences: anthropologist, Latin Americanist, human rights worker, international justice specialist, postconflict specialist, and the genearl public. There may be a few groups I left off, but that’s purely unintentional.
83% of the victims were Maya, the indigenous people of Guatemala.
Between the late 1970s and the mid 1980s, Guatemala was torn by a civil war which came to be known as La Violencia. During this time of mass terror and extreme violence, more than 600 massacres occurred in villages destroyed by the army, one and a half million people were displaced, and more than 200,000 civilians murdered.
Buried Secrets: Truth and Human Rights in Guatemala.
Buried Secrets traces truth-telling and political change from isolated Maya villages to national political events, and provides a unique look into the experiences of Maya survivors as they struggle to rebuild their communities and lives. Издание: 1st. Язык: english. ISBN 13: 9781403973375.
Victoria Sanford is Professor and Chair of Anthropology and Founding Director of the Center for Human Rights . Sanford critically and eloquantly documents the . sponsored violations of human rights in Guatemala. Lilliana Patricia Sandeman, San Antonio Express-News.
Victoria Sanford is Professor and Chair of Anthropology and Founding Director of the Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies at Lehman College, City University of New York, USA. She is a member of the anthropology doctoral faculty at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She holds a doctorate in Anthropology from Stanford University where she studied International Human Rights Law and Immigration Law at Stanford Law School Sanford critically and eloquantly documents the .
Buried Secrets traces truth-telling and political change from isolated Maya villages to national political events, and . She is also the author of Violencia y Genocidio en Guatemala (2003). Buried Secrets: Truth and Human Rights in Guatemala.
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Violence and death in Guatemala's recent war loom large in Ixhil Maya historical memory. Analyses of wartime memories have largely focused on overt political activism or on trauma and brokenness rather than on activities that many Maya consider crucial to community reconstruction. In the Ixhil region, where the deceased are active members of the community, one such activity is the ceremony for the reburial of war dead exhumed from clandestine graves.