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dc.contributor.authorWagner, William G.
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-27T21:14:56Z
dc.date.available2009-08-27T21:14:56Z
dc.date.issued2009-08-27T21:14:56Z
dc.date.submittedJuly 2009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/9817
dc.description.abstractThis research focuses on the experiences of survivors of political violence and their healers in Momostenango, Totonicapán. The majority population of Momostenango is K’iche’ Maya. During Guatemala’s civil war (1960-1996), the state used terror to silence popular resistance and to neutralize the threat of insurgent guerilla forces that drew wide support from Maya communities. From 1981 to 1983 state army and paramilitary forces resorted to scorched earth tactics that two different truth commissions subsequently characterized as genocidal. During the war, the military designated the town as a “green zone” (a region sympathetic to and supportive of the military’s counterinsurgency project). Aquí no pasó nada (“nothing happened here”) focuses on how state-sanctioned identities are maintained and contested through providers’ and patients’ narrative frames during healthcare encounters. Qualitative and ethnographic analysis of competing accounts and perspectives about historical truths illuminate the interplay of class and ethnic identities as well as the ongoing effects of state-counterinsurgency in post-accords Guatemala. By exploring how biomedical and traditional Maya healers understand and speak about political violence, this dissertation examines providers’ ideologies of care and how survivors think about and actualize their present political agency.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipU.S. Dept. of Education FLAS Fellowship U.S. Dept. of Education Title VI Fellowship Fulbright-Hays Fellowship University of New Mexico 3% Scholarshipen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectGuatemalaen_US
dc.subjectMomostenangoen_US
dc.subjectMemoryen_US
dc.subjectMedical Anthropologyen_US
dc.subjectTerroren_US
dc.subjectHealingen_US
dc.subjectGovernanceen_US
dc.subjectState Counterinsurgencyen_US
dc.subjectMayaen_US
dc.subjectK'iche'en_US
dc.subjectBiomedicineen_US
dc.subjectPolitical Violenceen_US
dc.subjectHealthcareen_US
dc.subjectPublic Healthen_US
dc.subjectAgencyen_US
dc.subjectSubaltern studiesen_US
dc.subjectIdeologies of Careen_US
dc.subjectGuerrillasen_US
dc.subject.lcshMayas--Health and hygiene--Guatemala
dc.subject.lcshMedical anthropology
dc.subject.lcshPublic health--Guatemala
dc.subject.lcshMayas--Guatemala--Politics and government--20th century
dc.subject.lcshCivil-military relations--Guatemala
dc.subject.lcshCounterinsurgency--Guatemala
dc.subject.lcshState-sponsored terrorism--Guatemala
dc.title"Aquí No Pasó Nada": Terror, Remembrance and Healing in a Guatemalan "Green Zone"en_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.description.degreeAnthropologyen_US
dc.description.levelDoctoralen_US
dc.description.departmentUniversity of New Mexico. Dept. of Anthropologyen_US
dc.description.advisorNagengast, Carole
dc.description.committee-memberLamphere, Louise
dc.description.committee-memberField, Les
dc.description.committee-memberFabri, Mary


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