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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


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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