The Resource Stories of Civil War in El Salvador

Stories of Civil War in El Salvador

Label
Stories of Civil War in El Salvador
Title
Stories of Civil War in El Salvador
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
El Salvador's civil war began in 1980 and ended twelve bloody years later. It saw extreme violence on both sides, including the terrorizing and targeting of civilians by death squads, recruitment of child soldiers, and the death and disappearance of more than 75,000 people. Examining El Salvador's vibrant life-story literature written in the aftermath of this terrible conflict--including memoirs and testimonials--Erik Ching seeks to understand how the war has come to be remembered and rebattled by Salvadorans and what that means for their society today.Ching identifies four memory communities that dominate national postwar views: civilian elites, military officers, guerrilla commanders, and working class and poor testimonialists. Pushing distinct and divergent stories, these groups are today engaged in what Ching terms a "narrative battle" for control over the memory of the war. Their ongoing publications in the marketplace of ideas tend to direct Salvadorans' attempts to negotiate the war's meaning and legacy, and Ching suggests that a more open, coordinated reconciliation process is needed in this postconflict society. In the meantime, El Salvador, fractured by conflicting interpretations of its national trauma, is hindered in dealing with the immediate problems posed by the nexus of neoliberalism, gang violence, and outmigration
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Cataloging source
Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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Ching, Erik
Dewey number
972.8405/3
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Collective memory
  • Group identity
  • Social classes
  • El Salvador
Target audience
adult
Label
Stories of Civil War in El Salvador
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11717989
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469628677
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11717989
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11717989
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Stories of Civil War in El Salvador
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11717989
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469628677
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11717989
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11717989
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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