Cover

pdf iconDownload PDF
 

Title Page, Copyright

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. iii-iv

Contents

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. v-v

read more

Acknowledgments

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. vii-viii

This book is years in the making. It is the product of many visits to El Salvador. I gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Fulbright IIE, Social Science Research Council, Ford Foundation, and the University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship ...

read more

Introduction: Nation Out of War

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 1-20

Hhow any nation-state recovers from civil war is a topic of vital interest and importance to the contemporary world. From the formal political arrangements and institutional reforms that return a society to peace, to the reconstruction of social ties, post-conflict nation-building involves ...

read more

1. Concentrating on Culture: Peace, Schooling, and Values

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 21-43

El Salvador’s civil war ended in January 1992. In the aftermath of war, state-led nation-building focused intently on culture as a mechanism for reconstructing national society. In El Salvador state-led practices addressed culture in two major ways: as an instrument ...

read more

2. Drawing on the Past: History, Archaeology, Inclusions, and Exclusions

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 44-62

In postwar El Salvador, there were simultaneously occurring state-led projects to represent the nation and rebuild national society. Some nation-building strategies looked to El Salvador’s deep past for symbols of the unique nation. The approach is familiar to some ...

read more

3. Envisioning Indigenous Participation: State Ambivalence, Local Activism, and International Influences

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 63-84

Postwar efforts to define El Salvador’s national uniqueness emphasized archaeological and historical pasts. These new projects, some of which I described in the previous chapter, valorized pre-Columbian and historical indigenous heritage for a purportedly culturally ...

read more

4. Remapping the Nation: Faraway Citizens, Transnational State Practices, and the Impact of Migration

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 85-104

State-led practices in postwar El Salvador focused on culture, history, and identity as a means to unite a fragmented and polarized national society. Earlier chapters described practices inspired by UNESCO to develop a culture of peace that emphasized universally ...

read more

5. Remembering and Belonging: Museums, Monuments, and National Memory Including the Violence of Civil War

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 105-124

A number of postwar museums were constructed during the years of my research in El Salvador. They created new forums for presenting and debating, even contesting, ideas about the nation’s past, present, and its imaginable future. Some museums were aligned ...

read more

Conclusion

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 125-128

National belonging refers to present-day recognition, status, and affinity. It is also about certain narratives of the past and how one’s experiences and understandings of state and society compare with dominant representations of the nation. By following simultaneously ...

Notes

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 129-138

Works Cited

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 139-150

Index

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 151-156

About the Author

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 157-157