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Pitarch, Pedro, Shannon Speed & Xochitl Leyva Solano, Editors. HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE MAYAN REGION: Global Politics, Cultural Contentions, and Moral Engagements. 2008. Duke University Press, USA.

“The essays in this book direct our attention to the different empirical instances in which Maya culture encounters rights politics.” I expected a collection of essays by mainly academics in Europe, USA and Latin America to be stuffy and esoteric … Continue reading

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Lindsay-Poland, John. EMPERORS IN THE JUNGLE: The Hidden History of the U.S. in Panama. 2003. Duke University Press, USA.

“…the book examines the manner in which Panama served as an instrument for grander U.S. aims and the role of ideas about race and the tropic…” The author of this excellent history is a peace activist and Director of the … Continue reading

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Butalia, Urvashi. The Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India. 2000. Duke University Press, USA Viking Penguin, India.

“If we had a keen vision of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence.” George … Continue reading

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