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Unveiling secrets of war in the Peruvian Andes

Author: Olga M González
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2011.
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The Maoist guerrilla group Shining Path launched its violent campaign against the government in Peru's Ayacucho region in 1980. Focusing on the peasant community of Sarhua which was at the epicenter  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Olga M González
ISBN: 9780226302706 0226302709 9780226302713 0226302717
OCLC Number: 587209672
Description: xvii, 307 pages, [16] pages of plates : coll. illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The making of the ethnography --
The village and the impact of political violence --
Sarhua Llaqta: the village and its people --
The times of danger --
The said and the unsaid --
An unusual visit --
Intended forgetfulness --
Gossip --
The missing image of the disappeared man --
Envy --
Ressentiment --
Confession --
The power to silence --
The production of "truth" --
Old and new Sarhuino painting traditions --
Events, blamed actors and time sequence in the "piraq causa" --
Absent themes --
Unexpected viewers and the question of "truth" --
The role of imagination --
Traces of the real --
Relationship between the image and the text --
Condensation, exaggeration, and accentuation --
Symbolism --
Social disruption --
The threat of individualism: an inside enemy --
The threat of outside enemies: a call for unity --
A threat to abolish the "varayoqkuna" system: a sign of disunity --
A familiar secret --
A crucial alliance --
A deferred response --
The final push --
The uprising --
Capricho --
The expulsion --
Sarhua charged with terrorism --
Narciso seeks revenge --
The community's reaction --
A secretly deserved death --
Ambiguous realities --
Narciso appears in dreams --
Between the visible and the invisible --
Qarqachas --
Defiant qarqachas --
Condenados --
The condenado of Ranranizio --
The condenado of Aywiri --
Behind the visible --
Another "disappearance" --
Secret 1: the invisible presence of the state --
Secret 2: communal justice or private revenge? --
Secret 3: the community's endorsement of Justiniano and Sendero --
Secret 4: the surrender and pardon of Sarhuino Senderistas.
Responsibility: Olga M. González.
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"Gonzalez's ethnographic meditation on identity, history, violence, inequality, and cultural transformation is a joy to read. In writing that is sharp and insightful, she offers a cutting-edge Read more...

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