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By Linda Green

Between the overdue Seventies and the mid-1980s, the folk of Guatemala have been subjected to a state-sponsored crusade of political violence and repression designed not to merely defeat a left-wing, innovative insurgency but additionally ruin Mayan groups and tradition. The Mayan Indians within the western highlands have been classified through the govt as innovative sympathizers, and lots of Mayan ladies misplaced husbands, sons, and different kin who have been brutally murdered or who easily "disappeared."

Based on years of box study carried out within the rural highlands, Fear as a fashion of Life strains the elaborate hyperlinks among the new political violence and repression and the long term systemic violence hooked up with type inequalities and gender and ethnic oppression––the violence of daily life.

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