Ut ethnicity class and revolution *AND EXAMINES HOW SOME MAYAS BECAME INVOLVED IN OPPOSITION *examines how some Mayas
"became involved in "involved in a repressive state She looks closely at the development of connections between cultural events like
ueen pageants and radical demands for change and follows the uneasy relationships that developed between Maya revolutionariespageants and radical demands for change and follows the uneasy relationships that developed between Maya revolutionaries their Ladino counterparts Konefal makes it clear that activist Mayas were not bystanders in the transformations that preceded and accompanied Guatemala's civil war activism by Mayas helped shape the war and the war shaped Maya activi.
FREE DOWNLOAD Ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¶ Betsy KonefalIn 1978 a Maya community ueen stood on a stage to protest a massacre of indigenous campesinos at the hands of the
"Guatemalan state She spoke graphically to the dead and to the living alike Brothers of Panzs your blood "state She spoke graphically to the dead and to the living alike Brothers of Panzs your blood in our throatsGiven the context her message might come as a surprise A revolutionary insurgency in the late 1970s was being met by brutal state efforts to defeat it efforts directed not only at the guerrilla armies but also at reform movements of all kinds *YET THE YOUNG WOMAN WAS JUST *the young woman was ust of many Mayas across the highlands voicing dema. .
Nds for change Over the course of *The 1970s Mayas Argued For *1970s Mayas argued for cultural and political ustice for the indigenous pueblo Many became radicalized by state violence against Maya communities that soon reached the level of genocideScholars have disagreed about Maya participation
In Guatemala's Civil War And The DevelopmentGuatemala's civil war and the development oppositional activism by Mayas during the war is poorly understood Betsy Konefal explores this history in detail examining the roots and diversity of Maya organizing and its place in the unfolding conflict She traces debates abo. .