Like a Bird on a Dead Brance: Mayan Women and Children in Conflict

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Title:
Like a Bird on a Dead Brance: Mayan Women and Children in Conflict
Author:
Blaylock, Kimberly Kay
Issue Date:
May-2012
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This thesis is a research-based analysis of the experiences of Mayan women and children during the peak years of the Guatemalan Civil War. The paper has two main goals: first, to establish if the brutality used on the part of the Guatemalan army constitutes genocide, and second, to understand why women and children were specifically targeted during the seemingly indiscriminate violence. The research used for this paper includes sources from numerous fields of study, including psychology, political science, sociology, anthropology, and history. The purpose of this is to provide an interdisciplinary approach to the topic, in the hopes of examining all sides of such a complex issue. Possible implications of this work are an increased awareness on the part of the reader of the situation in which Mayan women and their children find themselves, and the possibility that more social scientists will choose to conduct their research in the Guatemalan altiplano to gain more information and insight into the lives of the Mayan people.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Interdisciplinary Studies
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleLike a Bird on a Dead Brance: Mayan Women and Children in Conflicten_US
dc.creatorBlaylock, Kimberly Kayen_US
dc.contributor.authorBlaylock, Kimberly Kayen_US
dc.date.issued2012-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is a research-based analysis of the experiences of Mayan women and children during the peak years of the Guatemalan Civil War. The paper has two main goals: first, to establish if the brutality used on the part of the Guatemalan army constitutes genocide, and second, to understand why women and children were specifically targeted during the seemingly indiscriminate violence. The research used for this paper includes sources from numerous fields of study, including psychology, political science, sociology, anthropology, and history. The purpose of this is to provide an interdisciplinary approach to the topic, in the hopes of examining all sides of such a complex issue. Possible implications of this work are an increased awareness on the part of the reader of the situation in which Mayan women and their children find themselves, and the possibility that more social scientists will choose to conduct their research in the Guatemalan altiplano to gain more information and insight into the lives of the Mayan people.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineInterdisciplinary Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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