By Egla Martínez Salazar
In this engaged critique of the geopolitics of information, Egla Martínez Salazar examines the genocide and other kinds of kingdom terror akin to racialized feminicide and the assault on Maya formative years, which happened in Guatemala of the Eighties and '90s with the total help of Western colonial powers. Drawing on a cautious research of lately declassified kingdom files, thematic existence histories, and compelling interviews with Maya and Mestizo men and women survivors, Martinez Salazar indicates how humans resisting oppression have been switched over into the politically abject. on the middle of her booklet is an exam of ways coloniality survives colonialism—a the most important element for realizing how modern hegemonic practices and ideologies similar to equality, democracy, human rights, peace, and citizenship are deeply contested terrains, for they bring about nominal equality from sensible social inequality. whereas many within the worldwide North proceed to benefit from the merits of this domination, thousands, if now not billions, in either the South and North were persecuted, managed, and exterminated in the course of their struggles for a extra simply world.
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