Les femmes Mayas ixiles et les violences du conflit armé : entre traumatisme et résilience

TitleLes femmes Mayas ixiles et les violences du conflit armé : entre traumatisme et résilience
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsMorand, Coralie
JournalAutrepart
Volume85
Issue1
Pagination75-89
Abstract

Between 1981 and 1983, Guatemala's Mayan Ixil people were particularly targeted by a total counter-insurgency war, particularly characterized by systematic and public sexual violence that had a long-term impact on women. This raises questions about the trauma's permanence and about the resilience processes of Mayan Ixil women. Based on a first hand ethnography, this article analyses the victims' trauma, in particular by questioning the testimony effects. Then it deals with the activist commitment as a curative act, viewed in parallel with the structural obstacles to a real, both individual and collective, reconstruction.

URLhttps://www.cairn.info/revue-autrepart-2018-1-page-75.htm
Translated TitleMayan Ixil Women and Conflict-related Violence: Between Trauma and Resilience
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