Securing the City: Neoliberalism, Space, and Insecurity in Postwar Guatemala

Kevin Lewis O'Neill and Kedron Thomas

Published by Duke University Press Books, 2011
ISBN 10: 0822349396 / ISBN 13: 9780822349396
Used / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! L. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
4.3 avg rating
(10 ratings)

Synopsis: Unprecedented crime rates have made Guatemala City one of the most dangerous cities in the world. Following a peace process that ended Central America’s longest and bloodiest civil war and impelled the transition from a state-centric economy to the global free market, Guatemala’s neoliberal moment is now strikingly evident in the practices and politics of security. Postwar violence has not prompted public debates about the conditions that permit transnational gangs, drug cartels, and organized crime to thrive. Instead, the dominant reaction to crime has been the cultural promulgation of fear and the privatization of what would otherwise be the state’s responsibility to secure the city. This collection of essays, the first comparative study of urban Guatemala, explores these neoliberal efforts at security. Contributing to the anthropology of space and urban studies, this book brings together anthropologists and historians to examine how postwar violence and responses to it are reconfiguring urban space, transforming the relationship between city and country, and exacerbating deeply rooted structures of inequality and ethnic discrimination.

Contributors. Peter Benson, Manuela Camus, Avery Dickins de Girón, Edward F. Fischer, Deborah Levenson, Thomas Offit, Kevin Lewis O’Neill, Kedron Thomas, Rodrigo José Véliz

About the Author:

Kevin Lewis O’Neill is Assistant Professor in the Department and Centre for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto. He is the author of City of God: Christian Citizenship in Postwar Guatemala and a co-editor of Genocide: Truth, Memory, and Representation, also published by Duke University Press.

Kedron Thomas is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Securing the City: Neoliberalism, Space, and...
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Publication Date: 2011
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Used: Good

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Kevin LewisO'Neill
Published by Duke University Press
ISBN 10: 0822349396 ISBN 13: 9780822349396
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0822349396

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 65.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

O'Neill, Kevin Lewis
Published by Duke Univ
ISBN 10: 0822349396 ISBN 13: 9780822349396
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke Univ. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 2595577

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 85.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Published by Duke University Press Books
ISBN 10: 0822349396 ISBN 13: 9780822349396
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0822349396 Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear to the boards, no dust jacket as issued with a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!. Bookseller Inventory # Z0822349396Z2

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 91.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Editor-Kevin Lewis O'Neill; Editor-Kedron Thomas
Published by Duke University Press Books (2011)
ISBN 10: 0822349396 ISBN 13: 9780822349396
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press Books, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0822349396

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 105.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Kevin Lewis O'Neill (Editor), Kedron Thomas (Editor)
Published by Duke University Press Books (2011)
ISBN 10: 0822349396 ISBN 13: 9780822349396
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press Books, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0822349396

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 134.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds