The Rigoberta Menchu Controversy PDF È The Rigoberta

The Rigoberta Menchu Controversy PDF È The Rigoberta


The Rigoberta Menchu Controversy [Read] ➲ The Rigoberta Menchu Controversy ➺ Arturo Arias – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Guatemalan indigenous rights activist Rigoberta Menchu first came to international prominence following the 1983 publication of her memoir I Rigoberta Menchu which chronicled in compelling detail the Guatemalan indigenous rights activist Rigoberta Menchu first came to international prominence following the publication of her memoir I Rigoberta Menchu which chronicled in compelling detail the violence and misery that The Rigoberta PDF \ she and her people suffered during her country's brutal civil war The book focused world attention on Guatemala and led to her being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in In a book by David Stoll challenged the veracity of key details in Menchu's account generating a storm of controversy Journalists and scholars suared off regarding whether Menchu had lied about her past and if so what that would mean about the larger truths revealed in her bookIn The Rigoberta Menchu Controversy Arturo Arias has assembled a casebook that offers a balanced perspective on the debate The first section of this volume collects the primary documents newspaper articles interviews and official statements in which the debate raged many translated into English for the first time In the second section a distinguished group of international scholars assesses the political historical and cultural contexts of the debate and considers its implications for such issues as the culture wars historical truth and the politics of memory Also included is a new essay by David Stoll in which he responds to his critics.

  • Paperback
  • 432 pages
  • The Rigoberta Menchu Controversy
  • Arturo Arias
  • English
  • 07 June 2016
  • 9780816636266

2 thoughts on “The Rigoberta Menchu Controversy

  1. Andrew Bentley Andrew Bentley says:

    I was blown away by this book Arturo Arias does an excellent job of outlining Rigoberta MenchĂș's rise as a Nobel Peace Prize winning indigenous leader He also reminds us that her image alerted city dwellers of the seriousness of western highland violence in the 70s and 80s The entries by other familiar cultural and literary critics such as John Beverly Mary Louise Pratt Ileana RodrĂ­guez and Doris Sommer raise uestions about how Rigoberta's testimony has been interpreted in the US from various disciplines They pay special attention to anthropologist David Stoll's fieldwork which feebly attempts to uestion Rigoberta's legitimacy I particularly love the interjections by journalists working in Guatemala City At the end Stoll responds to his critics but not without contradicting himself by going against his own interpretation of testimonial literature on several occasions His attack on Pratt seems overly confrontational He also has the arrogance to feel that Arias' book is about him rather than Rigoberta Overall an excellent book for those interested in the Latin American testimonio genre and the Guatemalan armed conflicts in general and how anthropology and literature truly form the backbone of Latin American Studies today

  2. Anjali Anjali says:

    actually does a really good job extrapolating the important theoretical issues in thinking about what is truth and what it means to engage in truth telling rather than trying to figure out details of I Rigoberta Menchu

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