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Naming Security - Constructing Identity: 'Mayan-Women' in Guatemala on the Eve of 'Peace'

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Based on the experiences of Mayan women, Stern critically re-considers the connections between security, subjectivity and identity. By engaging in a careful reading of how Mayan women "speak" security in relation to the different contexts that inform their lives, she explores the multiplicity of both identity and security, and questions the main story of security imbedded ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published March 17th 2006 by Manchester University Press
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This is an excellent book for people who are interested in critical perspectives on security. It is based on the author's fieldwork with Mayan women in Guatemala on the meaning of security in a political context where "national security" was used as a pretext for genocidal violence against Mayan people during the civil war. Really interesting stuff about the connection between identity and security.

The book is fairly academic as it is based on the author's ph d thesis, but is quite readable.
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