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Introduction: "My Soul is a Military Soul"

Chapter 1. The Methodological Crisis Revisited
Chapter 2. A Postcolonial Reenactment:The Cold War Civil Self-Defense Patrol System  
Chapter 3. A Chameleonlike Army: Civic Action, a Postcolonial Strategy
Chapter 4. The Beheading of a Popular Maya Uprising in a “Red Community”
Chapter 5. Early Disbanding, Postwar Resistance and Na'tab'al (Memory)
Chapter 6. “Inverted Discourse:” Collaboration in “White Communities”
Chapter 7. Nationalistic Mythology Revival: Failure to Dismantle the Internal Enemy Myth
Chapter 8. A “Silence That Hurts:” Garrison  Communities
Chapter 9. Militaristic Legacies: Lynching and La Cadena
Chapter 10. A Foreseen Aftermath: Decree 3-2014



Silenced Communities

Legacies of Militarization and Militarism in a Rural Guatemalan Town

Marcia Esparza

294 pages, 17 illus., 2 figs., 2 maps, 4 tables, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78533-687-4 Hb Published (October 2017)

eISBN 978-1-78533-688-1 eBook