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El Salvador in the Aftermath of Peace - Crime, Uncertainty, and the Transition to Democracy (Hardcover) Loot Price: R860
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El Salvador in the Aftermath of Peace - Crime, Uncertainty, and the Transition to Democracy (Hardcover): Ellen Moodie

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El Salvador in the Aftermath of Peace - Crime, Uncertainty, and the Transition to Democracy (Hardcover)

Ellen Moodie

Series: The Ethnography of Political Violence

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El Salvador's civil war, which left at least 75,000 people dead and displaced more than a million, ended in 1992. The accord between the government and the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) has been lauded as a model post-Cold War peace agreement. But after the conflict stopped, crime rates shot up. The number of murder victims surpassed wartime death tolls. Those who once feared the police and the state became frustrated by their lack of action. Peace was not what Salvadorans had hoped it would be. Citizens began saying to each other, "It's worse than the war.""El Salvador in the Aftermath of Peace: Crime, Uncertainty, and the Transition to Democracy" challenges the pronouncements of policy analysts and politicians by examining Salvadoran daily life as told by ordinary people who have limited influence or affluence. Anthropologist Ellen Moodie spent much of the decade after the war gathering crime stories from various neighborhoods in the capital city of San Salvador. True accounts of theft, assaults, and murders were shared across kitchen tables, on street corners, and in the news media. This postconflict storytelling reframed violent acts, rendering them as driven by common criminality rather than political ideology. Moodie shows how public dangers narrated in terms of private experience shaped a new interpretation of individual risk. These narratives of postwar violence--occurring at the intersection of self and other, citizen and state, the powerful and the powerless--offered ways of coping with uncertainty during a stunted transition to democracy.

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Imprint: University of PennsylvaniaPress
Country of origin: United States
Series: The Ethnography of Political Violence
Release date: March 2010
First published: 2010
Authors: Ellen Moodie
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 304
ISBN-13: 978-0-8122-4228-7
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
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Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Political control & influence > Political oppression & persecution
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Political control & influence > Political oppression & persecution > General
Books > History > American history
Books > History > American history > General
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > From 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
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LSN: 0-8122-4228-9
Barcode: 9780812242287

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