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

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September 2004



Transnational ethnography and history of the School of the Americas, analyzing the military, peasant, and activist cultures that are linked by this institution.


Prologue: The Teflon assassin; 1. The military, political violence and impunity; 2. Georgia not on their minds; 3. De-mining humanitarianism; 4. Foot soldiers of the US empire; 5. Pathways to power; 6. Strategic alliances; 7. Human wrongs and rights; 8. Disordering the Andes; 9. Targeting the "School of the Assassins"; Conclusion


Professor of Anthropology and Department Chair, Vanderbilt University. She is the author of "Teetering on the Rim: Global Restructuring, Daily Life, and the Armed Retreat of the Bolivian State; Precarious Dependencies: Gender, Class, and Domestic Service in Bolivia;" and "Peasants, Entrepreneurs, and Social Change: Frontier Development in Lowland Bolivia."


"Lesley Gill has produced an in-depth expose of the militaristic mentality, socio-ethnic tensions, and outrageous atrocities of the empire's Praetorian Guard. Insightful and richly researched, a work of superior quality."--Michael Parenti, author of The Terrorism Trap and The Assassination of Julius Caesar " "Lesley Gill's study of the premier military training operation in the Americas is a treasure trove of histories that will provoke a long overdue debate about the values and limits of U.S. engagement in the region."--Robin Kirk, author of More Terrible Than Death: Massacres, Drugs, and America's War in Colombia
EAN: 9780822333920
ISBN: 0822333929
Untertitel: 'American Encounters/Global Int'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2004
Seitenanzahl: 281 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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