Drawing on in-depth interviews, Menjívar investigates the role that violence plays in the lives of Ladina women in the little-visited and little-studied region of eastern Guatemala. Instead of writing on political violence, she turns to a different form of suffering — the violence in everyday life so familiar that she says it is often not recognized as such. Through women's experiences of profound inequality, exploitation, poverty, and damaging gender ideologies, Menjívar aims to provide a glimpse into the root causes of the increasing wave of violence against women in Guatemala, other Latin American countries, and around the world.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Cecilia Menjívar is Cowden Distinguished Professor of Sociology in the School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University. She is the author of Fragmented Ties: Salvadoran Immigrant Networks in America (UC Press), among other books. Menjívar won the Julian Samora Distinguished Career Award from the Latino/a Sociology section of the American Sociological Association. More »
Location: Street: 6428 S McClintock Dr. City: Tempe, Province: Arizona Postal Code: 85283 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)