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The Ch′orti′ Maya AreaPast and Present$
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Brent Metz, Cameron L. McNeil, and Kerry M. Hull

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813033310

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813033310.001.0001

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Representational and Enacted Violence against Guatemalan Ch′orti′s in the Famine of 2001

Representational and Enacted Violence against Guatemalan Ch′orti′s in the Famine of 2001

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(p.258) 19 Representational and Enacted Violence against Guatemalan Ch′orti′s in the Famine of 2001
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The Ch′orti′ Maya Area
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Julián López García

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813033310.003.0019

This chapter examines enacted and representational violence against the Ch'orti's in Guatemala. It provides a short overview of some catastrophes and misfortunes suffered by the Ch'orti' over the last three hundred years and how they have been exploited by external agents. It also explores how the image of a cursed people has been perpetuated in the most recent Ch'orti' misfortune, particularly the 2001 famine, by neo-colonial and global practices that have only served to reinforce Ch'orti' sociocultural vulnerability.

Keywords:   Ch'orti's, Guatemala, violence, cursed people, famine, sociocultural vulnerability

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