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The Politics of Violence: Gender, Conflict and Community in El Salvador

ISBN: 978-1-4051-9226-2
212 pages
September 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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The Politics of Violence develops an interdisciplinary feminist perspective grounded in original ethnographic research on everyday forms of violence in El Salvador. Hume challenges dominant theories of violence through foregrounding subaltern vocabularies that have been historically ignored in debates on violence.
  • Unites a critical analysis of theories of violence with original ethnographic research on its use and broader responses to its different manifestations
  • Makes an important theoretical contribution to debates on violence, through developing in-depth accounts of the violence of everyday life from a feminist perspective
  • Examines the vocabularies of violence of those who live with it on an everyday basis, locating these vocabularies in a critical analysis of the relations of domination that have shaped Salvadoran history
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Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

1. Questioning Violence: Meanings, Myths and Realities.

2. (Mis)recognising Violence in Latin America.

3. ‘Terror as Usual’: Uniting Past and Present Accounts of Violence.

4. Gendered Hierarchies of Violence.

5. ‘Kill Them, Attack Them at the Roots and Kill Them All’: Examining Responses to Violence.

Conclusions.

References.

Index.

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Mo Hume is a lecturer in Politics at the University of Glasgow and co-convenor of the International Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies. She has carried out extensive ethnographic research in El Salvador, where she worked for several years with the women’s movement.
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  • Develops an inter-disciplinary feminist perspective grounded in original ethnographic research on everyday forms of violence in El Salvador
  • Unites a critical analysis of theories of violence with original ethnographic research on its use and broader responses to its different manifestations
  • Makes an important theoretical contribution to debates on violence, through developing in depth accounts of the violences of everyday life from a feminist perspective.
  • Examines the vocabularies of violence of those who live with it on an everyday basis, locating these vocabularies in a critical analysis of the relations of domination that have shaped Salvadoran history.
  • Challenges dominant theories of violence by foregrounding subaltern vocabularies that have been historically ignored in debates on violence
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'A fascinating and thoughtful book about the meanings of violence in El Salvador. Hume details a new gendered ethnography, illuminating the intersections between the violence of conflict and the violence of 'peace times'.
Cathy McIwaine, Queen Mary, University of London

'This book is a bold and long awaited lens on violence from a feminist perspective. On the one hand it is a rich ethnography of violence in El Salvador, and on the other it re-conceptualises violence in order to bring out the differential gender effects, experiences and agency. This is a very valuable contribution to bringing violence into the centre of debates on politics, development and peacebuilding.'
Jenny Pearce, University of Bradford

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