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Historias emocionales: una historiografía de las resistencias en Chalatenango, El Salvador

Pearce, Jenny (2019) Historias emocionales: una historiografía de las resistencias en Chalatenango, El Salvador. Realidad: Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades. ISSN 1991-3516 (In Press)

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Abstract

This article uses the 'concept of history' of Walter Benjamin, to unearth the historical importance of a moment of peasant resistance in Chalatenango, El Salvador, at the beginning of the 1980s. The communities of the northeast of this department, not only suffered a savage exploitation and repression, but also organized their own Local Popular Power. They were not 'only' victims, but protagonists of their history. Although a brief experience of two years, more or less, was very important in historical terms. However, as Benjamin says, the resistances that do not end in a historically recognized success are lost to history, in fact 'flashes' of history. This article analyzes the role of the historian and a process of construction of history from memory, with the peasants themselves.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2019 The Author
Divisions: IGA: Latin America and Caribbean Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F1201 Latin America (General)
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2019 14:51
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2020 00:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/100537

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