Spaces of Representation: The Struggle for Social Justice in Postwar Guatemala

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Peter Lang, 2005 - History - 129 pages
Spaces of Representation: The Struggle for Social Justice in Postwar Guatemala juxtaposes a variety of contemporary Guatemalan discourses – literary fiction, testimonio, historical and political documents, and popular drama – calling into question such notions as truth, clarification, memory, and storytelling in the representation of human experience. It analyzes these texts in an effort to further a broader understanding of the dynamic social tensions that continue to exist in Guatemala despite the signing of the 1996 Peace Accords. This book illuminates the contemporary cultural production of Guatemala by highlighting peace and social justice – not as accomplished political and economic goals, but as perpetual motives for social transformation in Central America.

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The Author: Michael T. Millar received his Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of Michigan and is Assistant Professor of Spanish and American Studies at Western Michigan University. He has conducted research in Guatemala and presented his work in many Central American countries and in the United States. Professor Millar has also published several articles on contemporary Central American cultural production.

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