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New PDF release: I Ask for Justice: Maya Women, Dictators, and Crime in

By Carey David Jr.

ISBN-10: 029274868X

ISBN-13: 9780292748682

ISBN-10: 1477302107

ISBN-13: 9781477302101

Given Guatemala’s checklist of human rights abuses, its criminal approach has usually been portrayed as illegitimate and anemic. I Ask for Justice demanding situations that conception by way of demonstrating that although the criminal method was once now not continuously simply, rural Guatemalans thought of it a valid arbiter in their grievances and a big software for advancing their agendas. As either a reflect and an tool of the country, the judicial approach at the same time illuminates the boundaries of kingdom rule and the state’s skill to co-opt Guatemalans through listening to their voices in court.

Against the backdrop of 2 of Latin America’s so much oppressive regimes—the dictatorships of Manuel Estrada Cabrera (1898–1920) and normal Jorge Ubico (1931–1944)—David Carey Jr. explores the ways that indigenous humans, ladies, and the negative used Guatemala’s felony process to control the limits among legality and criminal activity. utilizing court docket files which are unusually wealthy in Maya women’s voices, he analyzes how bootleggers, cross-dressers, and different litigants crafted their narratives to safeguard their human rights. Revealing how nuances of strength, gender, ethnicity, classification, and morality have been built and contested, this background of crime and illegal activity demonstrates how Maya women and men tried to enhance their socioeconomic positions and to press for his or her rights with options that ranged from the pursuit of illicit actions to the deployment of the criminal system.

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