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Landscapes Of Struggle: Politics Society And Community In El Salvador
by Aldo Lauria-Santiago
contributions by Leigh Binford
University of Pittsburgh Press, 2004
Cloth: 978-0-8229-4224-5 | eISBN: 978-0-8229-7254-9 | Paper: 978-0-8229-5838-3
Library of Congress Classification F1488.L36 2004
Dewey Decimal Classification 972.84052

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During the 1980s, El Salvador's violent civil war captured the world's attention. In the years since, the country has undergone dramatic changes. Landscapes of Struggle offers a broad, interdisciplinary assessment of El Salvador from the late nineteenth century to the present, focusing on the ways local politics have shaped the development of the nation.


Proceeding chronologically, these essays-by historians, political scientists, sociologists, and anthropologists-explore the political, social, and cultural dynamics governing the Salvadoran experience, including the crucial roles of land, the military, and ethnicity; the effects of the civil war; and recent transformations, such as the growth of a large Salvadoran diaspora in the United States. Taken together, they provide a fully realized portrait of El Salvador's troublesome past, transformative present, and uncertain future.



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