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

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

Mo Hume

ISBN: 978-1-405-19226-2

Sep 2009

212 pages

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$34.95

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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
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.


  • 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