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The Resource Stories of civil war in El Salvador : a battle over memory, Erik Ching

Stories of civil war in El Salvador : a battle over memory, Erik Ching

Label
Stories of civil war in El Salvador : a battle over memory
Title
Stories of civil war in El Salvador
Title remainder
a battle over memory
Statement of responsibility
Erik Ching
Creator
Author
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." -- From back cover
Cataloging source
NcU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ching, Erik Kristofer
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
F1488.3
LC item number
.C475 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Guerilla
  • Collective memory
  • Group identity
  • Social classes
  • Collective memory
  • Group identity
  • Social classes
  • Arbeiter
  • Armut
  • Bürgerkrieg in El Salvador
  • Elite
  • Gruppenidentität
  • Kollektives Gedächtnis
  • Offizier
  • El Salvador
  • Soziale Klasse
  • El Salvador
  • El Salvador
Label
Stories of civil war in El Salvador : a battle over memory, Erik Ching
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting the stage: El Salvador's long twentieth century -- The aggrieved minority: civilian elites -- The republic will live as long as the army lives: military officers -- The awakening: guerrilla comandantes before the civil war -- The reckoning: guerrilla comandantes during and after the civil war -- Orders are orders: the rank and file
Control code
925426545
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 345 pages
Isbn
9781469630410
Lccn
2015040518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)925426545
Label
Stories of civil war in El Salvador : a battle over memory, Erik Ching
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting the stage: El Salvador's long twentieth century -- The aggrieved minority: civilian elites -- The republic will live as long as the army lives: military officers -- The awakening: guerrilla comandantes before the civil war -- The reckoning: guerrilla comandantes during and after the civil war -- Orders are orders: the rank and file
Control code
925426545
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 345 pages
Isbn
9781469630410
Lccn
2015040518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)925426545

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