Yolqui, a Warrior Summoned from the Spirit World: Testimonios on Violence

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Product Details

Price
$29.95
Publisher
University of Arizona Press
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
6.0 X 0.6 X 8.9 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780816538591
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About the Author

Roberto Cintli Rodríguez is an associate professor in the Department of Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona. He writes for Truthout's Public Intellectual Page and is a longtime award-winning journalist, columnist, and author. He is the author of Our Sacred Maíz Is Our Mother: Indigeneity and Belonging in the Americas.

Reviews

"With this memoir/testimonio, Rodriguez provides us with an overarching indictment and condemnation of the long histories of police violence through the eyes of someone who has experienced it and lived to tell about "the barbarity and savagery that is permitted under the color of law". From the eyewitness accounts of Bartolome de las Casas to Standing Rock, this book makes evident the logics of racialized dehumanization that links colonial violence against Black and Brown bodies to police violence in our communities today. Grounded in the stories of the lives of other victims and survivors of police violence, Yolqui illuminates the physical, spiritual, and epistemic depths and consequences of dehumanization. A must read!"--Roberto D. Hernández, author of Coloniality of the U-S///Mexico Power, Violence, and the Decolonial Imperative

"This book is important in its power, heartbreak, and call for continued revolution and resistance!"--Natalia Deeb-Sossa, editor of Community-Based Participatory Research: Testimonios from Chicana/o Studies

"Through transformative personal narratives, stories, and poems the authors--all victims of systemic extralegal violence at the hands of law enforcement--remind us of how our communities of color have been affected since the inception of the U.S. by a culture of political violence, torture and trauma. This book is important in its power, heartbreak, and call for continued revolution and resistance!"--Natalia Deeb Sossa, editor of Community-Based Participatory Research: Testimonios from Chicana/o Studies

"Rodriquez illuminates the dehumanizing effects of law enforcement violence for communities of color in the U.S. by effectively drawing from his memoir of a near fatal and brutal encounter with Los Angeles Sheriff Deputies during the height of the Chicana/Chicano Movement. The memoir illuminates the pandemic of violence in the US as a continuing tactic in the colonization of people of color by dismantling the mind, body and spirit of Black, Brown and American Indian peoples."--Elisa Facio, coeditor of Fleshing the Spirit: Spirituality and Activisim in Chicana, Latina, and Indigenous Women's Lives