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“With Knives Drawn”: Gender, Devotion, and Politics After Independence

Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara

in Alone at the Altar: Single Women and Devotion in Guatemala, 1670-1870

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503603684
eISBN:
9781503604391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603684.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter 6 analyzes how non-elite women outside of marriage navigated the shifting religious and political landscape in the decades after Independence. Laboring women undeniably faced new challenges, ... More


To Educate and Evangelize: Laywomen, Clergy, and Late Colonial Girls’ Schools

Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara

in Alone at the Altar: Single Women and Devotion in Guatemala, 1670-1870

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503603684
eISBN:
9781503604391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603684.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter 4 examines the case studies of three new primary schools for non-elite girls in and around late-colonial Guatemala City, as locals called the recently relocated capital. These educational ... More


Extorted Life

Anthony W. Fontes

in Mortal Doubt: Transnational Gangs and Social Order in Guatemala City

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520297081
eISBN:
9780520969599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297081.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Today, extortion is the most feared and despised of criminal businesses in Central America, and one of the most common. Gangs are widely blamed as the central culprits of extortion, but, as this ... More


Mortal Doubt: Transnational Gangs and Social Order in Guatemala City

Anthony W. Fontes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520297081
eISBN:
9780520969599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297081.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Twenty years since the end of Central America’s longest and bloodiest civil war, Guatemala City is dominated by both the fact and fear of out-of-control crime. In powerful, haunting prose, Mortal ... More


Intoxicating Politics: Gender, Ethnicity, and Alcohol in the Transition to Liberal Rule

in Ladinos with Ladinos, Indians with Indians: Land, Labor, and Regional Ethnic Conflict in the Making of Guatemala

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752138
eISBN:
9780804767774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752138.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter elaborates the conflict that emerged in western Quezaltenango as Conservative officials dedicated more and more resources to repressing this booming cottage industry. Women suffered most ... More


Epilogue

Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara

in Alone at the Altar: Single Women and Devotion in Guatemala, 1670-1870

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503603684
eISBN:
9781503604391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603684.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The Epilogue considers how the Liberal Reform Era of the 1870s, dramatically undermined both laboring single women and the Catholic Church. Liberals directly undermined laboring women’s economic ... More


Farewell, Guatemala City

Anthony W. Fontes

in Mortal Doubt: Transnational Gangs and Social Order in Guatemala City

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520297081
eISBN:
9780520969599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297081.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter captures the scene of a farewell party in Guatemala City that brought together many of the central characters whose stories make up the book.


Bring Out the Dead

Anthony W. Fontes

in Mortal Doubt: Transnational Gangs and Social Order in Guatemala City

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520297081
eISBN:
9780520969599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297081.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 1 introduces readers to Calavera, a former member of the Mara Salvatrucha and a central character throughout the book, and it captures the intimate consequences of out-of-control peacetime ... More


Brother’s Bones

Anthony W. Fontes

in Mortal Doubt: Transnational Gangs and Social Order in Guatemala City

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520297081
eISBN:
9780520969599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297081.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Picking up where chapter 1 left off, “Brother’s Bones” explores the play of memory, mourning and imagination in Calavera’s effort to remember and reconcile himself with his brother’s death.


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