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Author Nelson, Diane M., 1963-

Title A finger in the wound : body politics in quincentennial Guatemala / Diane M. Nelson
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [1999]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 427 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction: body politics and quincentennial Guatemala -- Gringa positioning, vulnerable bodies, and fluidarity: a partial relation -- State fetishism and the pinata effect: catastrophe and the magic of culture -- Hostile markings taken for identity: questions of ambivalence and authority in a graveyard inside Guatemala, October 1992 -- Gendering the ethnic-national question: Rigoberta Menchu jokes and the out-skirts of fashioning identity -- Bodies that splatter: gender, "race," and the discourses of Mestizaje -- Maya-hackers and the cyberspatialized nation-state: modernity, ethnostalgia, and a lizard queen in Guatemala -- A transnational frame-up: ILO Convention 169, identity, territory, and the law
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-406) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Human body -- Political aspects -- Guatemala.
Human body -- Symbolic aspects -- Guatemala.
Ladino (Latin American people) -- Guatemala -- Social conditions.
Mayas -- Civil rights.
Mayas -- Ethnic identity.
Mayas -- Politics and government.
Mestizaje -- Guatemala -- Social conditions.
Popular culture -- Guatemala.
Sex role -- Guatemala.
Violence -- Guatemala.
Guatemala -- Ethnic relations.
Guatemala -- Politics and government.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520920600 (electronic bk.)
0585326770 (electronic bk.)
9780520920606 (electronic bk.)
9780585326771 (electronic bk.)