ISSN: 1870-5472

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Volumen 8, Número 1. Ene-Abr 2011



This essay approaches the problem of hunger in Guatemala from a critical perspective, starting from general theoretical reflections that seek to contribute to the academic debate regarding historical continuities, the dehumanizing nature of hegemonic social imaginary and the subordinate articulation of the country to the capitalist world system. This analysis allows us to highlight structural causes that result from the generalized lack of access to social welfare, among which famines stand out because of their devastating power, and which recurrently affect the most vulnerable sectors of Guatemala’s rural areas. Likewise, a theoretical analysis of the mechanisms that perpetuate this condition is proposed, by disaggregating the contemporary reality into its historical, sociological and political components. Finally, it is concluded, by pointing out the problematic nodes which, according to the author, are the underlying causes of Guatemala’s food problems.

Palabras clave: Food objectification, dependency, hegemony, imaginary

Volumen 8, Número 1

Volumen 8, Número 1
Ene-Abr 2011


Said Infante Gil

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Benito Ramírez Valverde

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