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1 BINFORD, LEIGH. The El Mozote Massacre: Human Rights And Global Implications, Revised And Expanded Edition.
University of Arizona Press, Tucson: 2016. Revised and Expanded Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In 1981, more than a thousand civilians around El Mozote, El Salvador, were slaughtered by the country's U.S.-trained army. The story was covered—and soon forgotten—by the international news media. In the first edition of The El Mozote Massacre, anthropologist Leigh Binford successfully restores a social identity to the massacre victims through his dissection of Third World human rights reporting and a rich ethnographic and personal account of El Mozote-area residents prior to the massacre. Almost two decades later, the consequences of the massacre continue to reverberate through the country's legal and socioeconomic systems. The El Mozote Massacre, 2nd Edition brings together new evidence to address reconstruction, historical memory, and human rights issues resulting from what may be the largest massacre in modern Latin American history. With a multitude of additions, including three new chapters, an extended chronology, discussion of the hearing and ruling of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in 2012, and evidence gathered throughout half a dozen field trips made by the author, Binford presents a current perspective on the effects of this tragic moment in history. Thanks to geographically expanded fieldwork, Binford offers critical discussion of postwar social, economic, religious, and social justice in El Mozote, and adds important new regional, national, and global contexts. The El Mozote Massacre, 2nd Edition maintains the crucial presence of the massacre in human rights discussions for El Salvador, Latin America, and the world. Leigh Binford is a professor of sociology and anthropology at the College of Staten Island and a member of the CUNY graduate faculty. His work has been published in journals including Journal of Peasant Studies, Anthropologica, and Third World Quarterly. "This revised edition demonstrates how vibrant and relevant the events of El Mozote remain, not only to Salvadorans but to many people beyond the country."—Hispanic American Historical Review "Binford's call for a more humanistic anthropology and a less apathetic world comes across clearly. . . . Well written, compelling, and recommended for all those interested in Latin America, anthropological ethics, and human rights." —Human Mosaic "Binford's book does an admirable job in meticulously reconstructing the events which led up to the massacre. He is intent on making the victims of the massacre real human beings with lives and livelihoods, not an anonymous mass of people. His broader aim is to show how quantifying human rights statistics can dehumanize the victims and desensitize people to what is actually involved. His anthropological study is the most interesting part of the book." —Latin American Studies "This revised edition demonstrates how vibrant and relevant the events of El Mozote remain, not only to Salvadorans but to many people beyond the country."—Hispanic American Historical Review "Dr. Binford is to be saluted for breaking that silence and putting the story of El Mozote on the anthropological map. Additionally, he holds the delicate balance of not shying away from the brutality of the massacre without falling into the abyss of voyeuristic writing. It is a well-written and deeply moving book."—Victoria Sanford, author of Buried Secrets: Truth and Human Rights in Guatemala 
Price: 33.20 USD
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2 CHING, ERIK; LARA-MARTINEZ, RAFAEL A. & LINDO-FUENTES, HECTOR. Remembering A Massacre In El Salvador: The Insurrection Of 1932, Roque Dalton, And The Politics Of Historical Memory.
University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque. Part of the Dialogos Series of Latin American Studies. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In January 1932, thousands of peasants in western El Salvador rose up in armed rebellion. Armed mostly with machetes and a few guns, they attacked military garrisons, occupied towns, and looted or destroyed businesses, government buildings and private homes. In response, the army and local paramilitary bands killed thousands of citizens in a few days, most of them innocent of any involvement in the rebellion. Recalled as a massacre, the government's actions are regarded as one of the most extreme cases of state-sponsored repression in modern Latin American history. The "Matanza" left generations of Salvadorans and internationals alike attempting to make sense of the events. Remembering a Massacre in El Salvador examines national and international historical memories of the events of 1932 and the factors that determined those memories. It also analyzes Miguel Marmol, by Roque Dalton, a well-known and influential narrative of the 1932 Matanza and one of the most important texts in modern Salvadoran history. The authors employ an array of primary evidence, including the personal archive of Roque Dalton, made available by the Dalton family for the first time. They argue that a systematic look at rivaling memories of the Matanza reveals the close association between historical narratives and political action. The book is complemented by a valuable appendix of primary documents that reveal the evolving memories of these important events in 1932. Part of the Dialogos Series of Latin American Studies ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS Erik Ching is associate professor of history, Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina. Rafael A. Lara-Martinez is professor of foreign languages, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro. Hctor Lindo-Fuentes is professor of history, Fordham University, New York. Lyman L. Johnson is professor of history at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. He is also the general editor for UNM Press's Dialogos series. Hctor Lindo-Fuentes is professor of history at Fordham University. Rafael A. Lara-Martinez is professor of foreign languages, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro. "This is an extremely well-written book on a provocative theme. As a detailed study in the reciprocal relationship of politics and memory, its interest transcends the specifics of the case." -- Hispanic American Historical Review 
Price: 34.15 USD
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