Central America in the New Millennium: Living Transition and Reimagining Democracy

Jennifer L. Burrell (Editor), Ellen Moodie (Editor)

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Most non-Central Americans think of the narrow neck between Mexico and Colombia in terms of dramatic past revolutions and lauded peace agreements, or sensational problems of gang violence and natural disasters. In this volume, the contributors examine regional circumstances within frames of democratization and neoliberalism, as they shape lived experiences of transition. The authors-anthropologists and social scientists from the United States, Europe, and Central America-argue that the process of regions and nations "disappearing" (being erased from geopolitical notice) is integral to upholding a new, post-Cold War world order-and that a new framework for examining political processes must be accessible, socially collaborative, and in dialogue with the lived processes of suffering and struggle engaged by people in Central America and the world in the name of democracy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherBerghahn Books
Number of pages333
ISBN (Electronic)9780857457530
ISBN (Print)9780857457523
StatePublished - Nov 15 2012

Publication series

NameCEDLA Latin America Studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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