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By Michelle J. Bellino

In the aftermath of armed clash, how do new generations of youngsters know about peace, justice, and democracy? Michelle J. Bellino describes how, following Guatemala’s civil conflict, youngsters at 4 faculties in city and rural groups find out about their country’s historical past of authoritarianism and boost civic identities inside of a delicate postwar democracy.

via wealthy ethnographic bills, Youth in Postwar Guatemala, lines early life stories in colleges, houses, and groups, to check how wisdom and attitudes towards historic injustice traverse private and non-private areas, in addition to generations. Bellino records the ways in which adolescents severely study injustice whereas shaping an evolving feel of themselves as civic actors. In a rustic nonetheless marked by means of the legacies of battle and department, teenagers navigate among the perilous paintings of critiquing the unsuitable democracy they inherited, and adequately watching for the single they have been promised.


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