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A Beauty That Hurts: Life and Death in Guatemala

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When A Beauty That Hurts was published in 1995, Guatemala was still one of the world's most flagrant violators of human rights. Now that a measure of "peace" has come to the country, George Lovell revisits "the land that I fell in love with" to reassess and revise his classic account of the evil that was perpetrated by Guatemala's military-dominated state on its Maya peoples. <P>One newly contentious issue to which Lovell devotes particular attention is the testimony of Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchu, which was challenged by David Stoll in his book Rigoberta Menchu and the Story of All Poor Guatemalans. Lovell argues that culture clash is the most obvious reason for this controversy. North Americans demand individual testimony that can withstand challenge by other individuals, while Menchu has always stated that her testimony was on behalf of her community. <P>Lovell brings years of insight to A Beauty That Hurts. He documents what has taken place in Guatemala by examining political events and exploring the personal drama of its citizens, especially the Maya. His new epilogue, based on a recent visit to Guatemala, brings the story up to the present.

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When A Beauty That Hurts was published in 1995, Guatemala was still one of the world's most flagrant violators of human rights. Now that a measure of peace has come to the country, George Lovell revisits the land that I fell in love with to reassess and revise his classic account of the evil that was perpetrated by Guatemala's military-dominated state on its Maya peoples.

One newly contentious issue to which Lovell devotes particular attention is the testimony of Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchu, which was challenged by David Stoll in his book Rigoberta Menchu and the Story of All Poor Guatemalans. Lovell argues that culture clash is the most obvious reason for this controversy. North Americans demand individual testimony that can withstand challenge by other individuals, while Menchu has always stated that her testimony was on behalf of her community.

Lovell brings years of insight to A Beauty That Hurts. He documents what has taken place in Guatemala by examining political events and exploring the personal drama of its citizens, especially the Maya. His new epilogue, based on a recent visit to Guatemala, brings the story up to the present.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780292747173
Subtitle:
Life and Death in Guatemala
Author:
Lovell, George W.
Author:
Lovell, George W.
Author:
Lovell, W. George
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Location:
Austin
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Central America
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Mayas
Subject:
Indians of central america
Subject:
Human Rights
Subject:
Guatemala
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
Latin America - Central America
Subject:
Indians of Central America -- Guatemala.
Subject:
Human rights -- Guatemala.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised
Series Volume:
124
Publication Date:
January 2001
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
205
Dimensions:
9.01x6.01x.56 in. .78 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , When A Beauty That Hurts was published in 1995, Guatemala was still one of the world's most flagrant violators of human rights. Now that a measure of peace has come to the country, George Lovell revisits the land that I fell in love with to reassess and revise his classic account of the evil that was perpetrated by Guatemala's military-dominated state on its Maya peoples.

One newly contentious issue to which Lovell devotes particular attention is the testimony of Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchu, which was challenged by David Stoll in his book Rigoberta Menchu and the Story of All Poor Guatemalans. Lovell argues that culture clash is the most obvious reason for this controversy. North Americans demand individual testimony that can withstand challenge by other individuals, while Menchu has always stated that her testimony was on behalf of her community.

Lovell brings years of insight to A Beauty That Hurts. He documents what has taken place in Guatemala by examining political events and exploring the personal drama of its citizens, especially the Maya. His new epilogue, based on a recent visit to Guatemala, brings the story up to the present.

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