Los Angeles Pierce College Story of Rigoberta Menchu Analysis

  • You will write up an analysis of I, Rigoberta Menchu.  This is NOT a book review.  If you only summarize the book you will receive very few points.  You must draw very broadly on the history, the terms, concepts, theories, and political-economy perspectives we have covered in the course to analyze what Rigoberta is saying about her life, about Guatemala, about the indigenous struggle, and so on.  How can what you have learned in this course help make sense of her story?  Note that this book is a testimonial.  If she had written as a sociologist and political-economist, how might she explain her personal story?  In other words, how does sociology and political economy help elucidate her story?  You should draw on the reading “The Second Implosion of Central America”

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