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Enduring Violence: Ladina Women's Lives in Guatemala

Cecilia Menjivar


Drawing on revealing, in-depth interviews, this book investigates the role that violence plays in the lives of Ladina women in eastern Guatemala, a little-visited and little-studied region. While much has been written on the subject of political violence in Guatemala, this book turns to a different form of suffering — the violence embedded in institutions and in everyday life so familiar and routine that it is often not recognized as such. Rather than painting Guatemala (or even Latin America) as having a cultural propensity for normalizing and accepting violence, the book aims to develop an a ... More

Keywords: violence, Ladina women, eastern Guatemala, political violence, Latin America, feminicide

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780520267664
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520267664.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cecilia Menjivar, author