Against the Grain

Resignation and Rebellion in Honduras

In 2009, the mainstream, but democratically-elected government of Honduras was overthrown in a coup that was backed by the United States.  Probably no surprise there: the US has a long history of supporting repressive regimes in that country.  But what was surprising, medical anthropologist Adrienne Pine argues, was the response of the until-then fairly quiescent Honduran people. She discusses violence, resignation, and rebellion in Honduras.


Adrienne Pine, Working Hard, Drinking Hard: On Violence and Survival in Honduras UC Press, 2008

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