The Blood of Guatemala: A History of Race and Nation

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Product Details

Price
$28.95
Publisher
Duke University Press
Publish Date
Pages
368
Dimensions
6.22 X 1.08 X 9.26 inches | 1.39 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780822324959

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About the Author

Greg Grandin is Assistant Professor of History at New York University. He worked with the Guatemalan Truth Commission in 1997-1998.

Reviews

"Anyone interested in Latin American history will enjoy this myth-and-stereotype-shattering study of Mayan cultural and national identity as it has evolved over centuries in one region of Guatemala, 'Los Altos.' Thick with novelistic detail and anecdote, brilliantly and imaginatively researched, totally engrossing in its melding of convincing analysis and strong narrative sweep, Grandin takes us to a 'high placee' and guides us back over the tangled, treacherous paths that led there."--Francisco Goldman
"Bold, fascinating, and important, The Blood of Guatemala is a model of careful, yet highly innovative and original scholarship. Grandin has gone well beyond fine research to create a powerful narrative of two important centuries' worth of Guatemalan history. Its many different dimensions--political, economic, social, demographic--form a histore totale."--John Demos, Yale University
"Brilliant, bold, and beautifully written from the first page to the last, The Blood of Guatemala convincingly challenges previous interpretations of the histories of ethnicity, commmunity, state, nation, and nationalism in Guatemala. Greg Grandin has skillfully united the disciplines of history and anthropology; he is part of a new generation of committed, sophisticated, and clearheaded intellectuals."--Deborah Levenson, Boston College