The search for the complicit native: Epistemic violence, historical amnesia, and the anthropologist as ideologue of empire

Peter Mc Laren, Jill A Pinkney Pastrana

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Abstract

This essay analyzes a number of issues surrounding the Menchu/Stoll dispute. In locating Stoll's criticism of Rigoberta within a larger referential arena that includes an attack on the North American academic left and an unbridled anti-Marxism, the authors attempt to reveal how Stoll's ideological agenda is functionally compatible with the larger political agenda of the New Right. The authors also attempt to reveal Stoll's distortions of Guatemalan guerrilla history as well as problems with his analysis and collection of the data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-184
Number of pages22
JournalInternational Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2000
Externally publishedYes

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