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    A Beauty That Hurts: Life and Death in Guatemala (The Linda Schele Series in Maya and Pre-Columbian Studies) (Paperback) By (author) W.George Lovell

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    DescriptionThough a 1996 peace accord brought a formal end to a conflict that had lasted for thirty-six years, Guatemala's violent past continues to scar its troubled present and seems destined to haunt its uncertain future. George Lovell brings to this revised and expanded edition of A Beauty That Hurts decades of fieldwork throughout Guatemala, as well as archival research. He locates the roots of conflict in geographies of inequality that arose during colonial times and were exacerbated by the drive to develop Guatemala's resources in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The lines of confrontation were entrenched after a decade of socioeconomic reform between 1944 and 1954 saw modernizing initiatives undone by a military coup backed by U.S. interests and the CIA. A United Nations Truth Commission has established that civil war in Guatemala claimed the lives of more than 200,000 people, the vast majority of them indigenous Mayas. Lovell weaves documentation about what happened to Mayas in particular during the war years with accounts of their difficult personal situations. Meanwhile, an intransigent elite and a powerful military continue to benefit from the inequalities that triggered armed insurrection in the first place. Weak and corrupt civilian governments fail to impose the rule of law, thus ensuring that Guatemala remains an embattled country where post-war violence and drug-related crime undermine any semblance of orderly, peaceful life.

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    A Beauty That Hurts
    Life and Death in Guatemala
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) W.George Lovell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 232
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    ISBN 13: 9780292721838
    ISBN 10: 0292721838

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CULT/LATAME
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    BISAC V2.8: SOC008000
    LC classification: F1466.5 .L68 2010
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    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    27 b&w photographs, 1 map
    University of Texas Press
    Imprint name
    University of Texas Press
    Publication date
    02 June 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Austin, TX
    Table of contents
    Preface Part One: Struggle and Survival 1. Q'anjob'al Canadian; 2. Nobel K'iche'; 3. Jakaltek American; 4. Dona Magdalena; 5. Through a Lens, Darkly; 6. Devils and Angels Part Two: Blood and Ink 7. The Delivery Man; 8. Into the Fire; 9. Peace of the Dead; 10. Futility at the Polls; 11. Civilian Rule; 12. A Militarized Society; 13. The Daily News; 14. The Fiction of Democracy; 15. Searching for Peace; 16. Scarred by War; 17. How Was Guatemala? Part Three: Spaniards, Ladinos, and the Enduring Maya 18. The Colonial Experience; 19. The Century after Independence; 20. Arbenz and the Fruit Company; 21. The T-Shirt Parade; 22. Natives in the Backcountry Epilogue; A Guatemalan Gallery; Sources and Commentary