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Description - Guatemalan Vigilantism and the Global (Re)Production of Collective Violence: A Tale of Two Lynchings by Gavin Weston

This book grounds an understanding of lynching as an increasingly globalised phenomenon through an examination of two cases in Guatemala.

The chapters cover issues of migration, tourism, gangs, inter-generational conflict, media, gossip, and rumour to understand national and global patterns of mob-based vigilantism and how diverse factors are funnelled into singular acts of violence. Gavin Weston critically engages with the discussion of Guatemalan lynchings as a form of post-conflict violence alongside other less direct chains of causation. Lynchings have complex, tiered causations based in contestations regarding ideas and provision of justice. Underlying social problems and similarities in the way lynchings spread through talk and media make them relatively anticipatable in certain contexts and suggest possible spaces for mitigation against their viral spread.

This volume will be relevant to Latin Americanists and those interested in the anthropology and sociology of violence, post-conflict violence, and peace studies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780367191252
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 150
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Aug-2019
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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