After El Salvador's brutal civil war ended in 1992, crime rates shot up. People began to speak of the peace as "worse than the war." This study examines how narratives of post-conflict violence, told by ordinary people, offered ways of coping with uncertainty during a stunted transition to democracy.
2010 | 304 pages | Cloth $55.00 | Paper $26.50
Anthropology / Political Science
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Table of Contents
1 Big Stories and the Stories Behind the Stories
2 Critical Code-Switching and the State of Unexception
3 "Today They Rob You and They Kill You"
4 Adventure Time in San Salvador
5 Democratic Disenchantment
6 Unknowing the Other