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Approaching Violence in Eastern Guatemala

Cecilia Menjívar

in Enduring Violence: Ladina Women's Lives in Guatemala

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267664
eISBN:
9780520948419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267664.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This book is about the everyday violence in the lives of ladinas in Oriente, Guatemala. It focuses on the violence not directly attributable to individual actions intended to cause harm but embedded ... More


Introduction: Everyday Violence and the Colonial State

Marie Muschalek

in Violence as Usual: Policing and the Colonial State in German Southwest Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742859
eISBN:
9781501742866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742859.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter provides a brief background on the power of everyday violence in the settler colony of German Southwest Africa (present-day Namibia) at the beginning of the twentieth ... More


Coming to Our Senses: Anthropology and Genocide

Nancy Scheper-Hughes

in Annihilating Difference: The Anthropology of Genocide

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230286
eISBN:
9780520927575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230286.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers several issues on the anthropological insights taken from a study of structural dynamics. It shows that anthropologists have been influenced to overlook the forms of political ... More


Conclusion: Histories of Colonial Violence

Marie Muschalek

in Violence as Usual: Policing and the Colonial State in German Southwest Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742859
eISBN:
9781501742866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742859.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This concluding chapter offers some reflections on the nature of everyday violence in colonial Africa. Coming from multiple cultural groups, the African and German men of the Landespolizei shared a ... More


Introduction

Brian Hughes

in Defying the IRA?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781781382974
eISBN:
9781786944016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382974.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter outlines the key themes and concepts that will be at stake in the book. The Irish Revolution (c. 1913–23) has been the subject of a vast and growing historiography. Ambushes and ... More


Of Whips, Shackles, and Guns: Tools and Technologies of Policing

Marie Muschalek

in Violence as Usual: Policing and the Colonial State in German Southwest Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742859
eISBN:
9781501742866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742859.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter approaches practices of everyday violence through the lens of its material instruments. Three tools are examined in depth: the whip, the shackle, and the gun. Their specific use emerged ... More


Introduction: Embodied Protests, Emotions, and Failing Socialities

Maria Tapias

in Embodied Protests: Emotions and Women's Health in Bolivia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039171
eISBN:
9780252097157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039171.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This book examines how the intimate experiences of illness and distress are linked to what medical anthropologists refer to as “social suffering”—the broad array of social and structural conditions ... More


People All Around You: Locating Karachi in the Poetry of Azra Abbas

Asif Farrukhi

in Cityscapes of Violence in Karachi: Publics and Counterpublics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190656546
eISBN:
9780190848460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656546.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter by Asif Farrukhi pays tribute to the Karachi-based poet Azra Abbas. Farrukhi presents a poignant selection of eleven of Abbas’ poems. These poems address experiences of fear, loneliness, ... More


Alta Presión:: The Physiological Toll of Farmwork

Sarah Bronwen Horton

in They Leave Their Kidneys in the Fields: Illness, Injury, and Illegality Among U.S. Farmworkers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520283268
eISBN:
9780520962545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283268.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The only survey of migrant farmworkers’ health in California that used clinical exams to collect data found this occupational group had “startlingly” high rates of hypertension and risk factors for ... More


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