Journals Higher Education



Published: 08 September 2005

232 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719071164

Bookseller Code (06)


Naming security - constructing identity

Mayan-women' in Guatemala on the eve of 'peace'

Maria Stern

Published by Manchester University Press

New Approaches to Conflict Analysis MUP

  • Critically re-considers the connections between security, subjectivity and identity
  • Asks how Mayan women's security narratives both rearticulate and disrupt the main story of security embedded in the modern 'paradox of sovereignty'
  • Suggests that in Mayan women's attempts to resist the violence they experienced, they struggle to secure their triple identity as Mayan, women, and poor
  • Raises vital questions about what might constitute 'security'
  • A wide-reaching study which will be essential reading for students of security, identity politics, feminist theory, and Latin American studies

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