Index
Page numbers in italics refer to illustrations.
Abbas, Ackbar, 10, 164
Abu Ghraib prison, 338n25
academia and Menchú Tum, 127, 135,
136
Accord on Indigenous Rights and Iden-
tity, 107, 229
accountability, 153–54, 181–82, 218,
334n1
accounting: ambiguity of, xxx; balance
concept, 310–14, 318; corruption
charges and, 48–49; double entry
bookkeeping, 33, 139, 290–91, 311–13,
315; duplicity and, 291; for in-human
states, 199–205; meanings of, 31, 33;
need for, xx; profit, 312–13; repa-
rations, 302–6, 357n10; rules and,
104; sword and cross and, 49; value
of a life, 292; zero concept and new
money, 315–20; Zero Patience (film),
320–21. See also audit; reckoning
accumulation: of capital, 4, 294; by
dispossession, 295, 328n9
acknowledge/meant, 54, 74
ACTA (American Council of Trustees
and Alumni), 342n2
activism and mobilization, 5–7, 9, 21
actuaries, 322–23
Acuerdo de Paz Firme y Duradera (Firm
and Lasting Peace Accord). See peace
accords
Acul, 43
Adams, Abigail, 19, 24
Adams, Frederick Upham, 266–67, 272,
354n12, 354n14
Adorno, Theodor, 91
Agamben, Giorgio, 208–9, 211
agency of the big Other, 239–41, 286
Agent Smith, 199, 205
aid, decrease in, 306–10
AIDS, 320–21, 359n21
aj q’ij (spiritual guide), 185, 236
Akin, David, 250
Alarcón, Norma, 283
Alianza, 190
ALMG (Guatemalan Mayan Language
Academy), 168
Alpírez, Julio, 64–65, 205, 221, 338n23
Althusser, Louis, 35, 42, 54, 238
American Pimp (film), 282–83, 356n3
American Psycho (film), 356n5
Americas, invasion and occupation of,
34
Amnesty International, 210, 349n1
angel photograph, 77, 78
anthropology: assumptions of, 27–28;
audit culture and, 295–96; forensic,
304; grid of intelligibility and, 152–
53; as ludicrous, 25–26; rational in
irrationality and, 114; “spy-glass” of,
335n9; violence and engaging with
the in-human, 87–88
antiglobalization protests, xxv–xxvi,
279
apologies, 53–54, 55, 65, 291–92
Arbenz, Jacobo, 6, 327n1
Arbenz coup (1954), xix, 9, 40, 178, 202,
260, 323, 331n9, 332n12, 363n1
Arenas, Clara, 66, 267
Arenas, Marcelo, 183–86, 236
Arévalo, Juan José, 220
Argentina: debt crisis in, 285, 287; ego
and, 238, 239; magic of the state, 217;
Nine Queens (film) and, 280–85, 288,
356nn1–2
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