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The Resource El Salvador in the aftermath of peace : crime, uncertainty, and the transition to democracy, Ellen Moodie

El Salvador in the aftermath of peace : crime, uncertainty, and the transition to democracy, Ellen Moodie

Label
El Salvador in the aftermath of peace : crime, uncertainty, and the transition to democracy
Title
El Salvador in the aftermath of peace
Title remainder
crime, uncertainty, and the transition to democracy
Statement of responsibility
Ellen Moodie
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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: Grime, 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."--Jacket
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moodie, Ellen
Dewey number
303.6/209728409049
Index
index present
LC call number
HN190.Z9
LC item number
V554 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Ethnography of political violence
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Violence
  • Crime
  • El Salvador
  • El Salvador
Label
El Salvador in the aftermath of peace : crime, uncertainty, and the transition to democracy, Ellen Moodie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Big stories and the stories behind the stories -- Critical code-switching and the state of unexception -- "Today they rob you and they kill you" -- Adventure time in San Salvador -- Democratic disenchantment -- Unknowing the other
Control code
426147430
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780812242287
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009029043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)426147430
Label
El Salvador in the aftermath of peace : crime, uncertainty, and the transition to democracy, Ellen Moodie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Big stories and the stories behind the stories -- Critical code-switching and the state of unexception -- "Today they rob you and they kill you" -- Adventure time in San Salvador -- Democratic disenchantment -- Unknowing the other
Control code
426147430
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780812242287
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009029043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)426147430

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