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Securing the city : neoliberalism, space, and insecurity in postwar Guatemala

Author: Kevin Lewis O'Neill; Kedron Thomas
Publisher: Durham [NC] : Duke University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the impact of rapid and sweeping neoliberal reform on Guatemala City, highlighting issues of security, poverty, and urban space.
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Securing the city
Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2010035885
(OCoLC)658812826
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Lewis O'Neill; Kedron Thomas
ISBN: 0822393921 9780822393924 1283265974 9781283265973
OCLC Number: 717197010
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 220 pages)
Contents: Securing the city : an introduction / Kedron Thomas, Kevin Lewis O'Neill, and Thomas Offit --
Living Guatemala City, 1930s-2000s / Deborah Levenson --
Primero de julio : urban experiences of class decline and violence / Manuela Camus --
Cacique for a neoliberal age : a Maya retail empire on the streets of Guatemala City / Thomas Offit --
Privatization of public space : the displacement of street vendors in Guatemala City / Rodrigo J. Véliz and Kevin Lewis O'Neill --
The security guard industry in Guatemala : rural communities and urban violence / Avery Dickins de Girón --
Guatemala's new violence as structural violence : notes from the highlands / Peter Benson, Kedron Thomas, and Edward F. Fischer --
Spaces of structural adjustment in Guatemala's apparel industry --
Kedron Thomas --
Hands of love : Christian outreach and the spatialization of ethnicity / Kevin Lewis O'Neill.
Responsibility: edited by Kevin Lewis O'Neill and Kedron Thomas.

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