Corpus ID: 151305661

VIGILANTE: Violence and Security in Postwar Guatemala

  title={VIGILANTE: Violence and Security in Postwar Guatemala},
  author={Ellen Sharp},
Author(s): Sharp, Ellen Jane | Advisor(s): Ortner, Sherry B. | Abstract: This monograph documents the rise and fall of a vigilante justice movement in order to understand the conditions that enable and hinder collective action in postwar Guatemala. Collective efforts to create a more equitable Guatemala were brutally repressed during its 36 year-long civil war (1960-1996). In the aftermath of this genocidal conflict, most Guatemalans seek better futures through individual projects such as… Expand
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