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School of the Americas Military Training and Political Violence in the Americas

ISBN-10: 0822333929
ISBN-13: 9780822333920
Edition: 2004
Authors: Lesley Gill
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Description: Lesley Gill presents a transnational ethnography and history of the School of the Americas, analyzing the military, peasant and activist cultures that are linked by this institution.

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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 9/13/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Lesley Gill presents a transnational ethnography and history of the School of the Americas, analyzing the military, peasant and activist cultures that are linked by this institution.

Melvin Delgado is professor of social work and chair of the macropractice at Boston University. His previous books include Community Social Work Practice in the Urban Context, Social Work Practice in Nontraditional Settings, Alcohol Use/Abuse Among Latinos, Social Services in Latino Communities, and Latino Elders in the Twenty-first Century.Melvin Delgado is professor of social work and chair of the macropractice at Boston University. His previous books include Community Social Work Practice in the Urban Context, Social Work Practice in Nontraditional Settings, Alcohol Use/Abuse Among Latinos, Social Services in Latino Communities, and Latino Elders in the Twenty-first Century.Lesley Gill is an associate professor of anthropology at the American University. She has written two other books based on her fieldwork in Bolivia, where she has been conducting research since 1980: Peasants, Entrepreneurs, and Social Change: Frontier Development in Lowland Bolivia,which received an Outstanding Academic Book Award by Choice,and Precarious Dependencies: Gender, Class, and Domestic Service in Bolivia.

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Acknowledgments
Prologue: The Teflon Assassin
Introduction: The Military, Political Violence, and Impunity
Georgia Not on Their Minds
De-Mining Humanitarianism
Foot Soldiers of the U.S. Empire
Pathways to Power
Strategic Alliances
Human Wrongs and Rights
Disordering the Andes
Targeting the "School of Assassins"
Conclusion: The School of America
Notes
References Cited
Index

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