Engendering Violence

Prof. M Gabriela Torres has published a new article, entitled “Engendering Violence: Military Leadership through the Moral Crisis of Guatemala’s National Family”, in the book Violence and Crime in Latin America: Representations and Politics.

The chapter discusses the regime of Guatemalan dictator General Efraín Ríos Montt and, as Prof. Torres states, “argues that power was established through the positioning of the Guatemalan armed forces at the national pater in the midst of a genocide: a self-definition that allowed for restoration of the natural order of the ideal patriarchal family and demanded the iron fist of the leader.”