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    DescriptionGuatemalan 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.

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    Rigoberta Menchu Controversies
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Arturo Arias
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 710 g
    ISBN 13: 9780816636259
    ISBN 10: 0816636257

    BIC E4L: POL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.0
    BIC subject category V2: JPW
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KLCG
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/LATAME
    BISAC V2.8: HIS007000
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    DC22: 972.81004974
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    DC21: 972.8100497415
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    Thema V1.0: JPW
    University of Minnesota Press
    Imprint name
    University of Minnesota Press
    Publication date
    31 March 2001
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