Reflections on an Antropologia Comprometida

Reflections on an Antropologia Comprometida - From Beatriz...

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Unformatted text preview: From Beatriz Manz, 1995, " Reflections on an Antropologia Comprometida: Conversations with Ricardo Falla ," in Fieldwork Under Fire: Contemporary Studies of Violence and Survival, Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, pp. 260-274. Berkeley anthropologist Beatriz Manz interviews Dr. Ricardo Falla who is a Guatemalan, Jesuit priest, and anthropologist. His book, Massacres in the Jungle: Ixcan, Guatemala, 1975-1982, exposes the role of the Guatemalan government and military in death squads. This book, a result of his life and work among some Communities of Population in Resistance (CPR), led the government to declare him a guerrilla commander, essentially a death sentence(261). Thus, after nearly six years with Mayan people in Guatemala, Falla became a political refugee in exile (269-270). Falla is not only a revolutionary from the perspective of the Guatemala government and military, but also from the that of establishment anthropology, although in another sense. His work transcends basic or even from the that of establishment anthropology, although in another sense....
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