Insurgent Collective Action and Civil War in El Salvador / Edition 1

Insurgent Collective Action and Civil War in El Salvador / Edition 1

by Elisabeth Jean Wood
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521010500

ISBN-13: 9780521010504

Pub. Date: 08/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Elisabeth Wood's account of insurgent collective action in El Salvador is based on oral histories gathered from peasants who supported the insurgency and those who did not, as well as on interviews with military commanders from both sides. She explains how widespread support among rural people for the leftist insurgency during the civil war in El Salvador

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Elisabeth Wood's account of insurgent collective action in El Salvador is based on oral histories gathered from peasants who supported the insurgency and those who did not, as well as on interviews with military commanders from both sides. She explains how widespread support among rural people for the leftist insurgency during the civil war in El Salvador challenges conventional interpretations of collective action. Those who supplied tortillas, information, and other aid to guerillas took mortal risks and yet stood to gain no more than those who did not.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521010504
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations and tables; Preface and acknowledgments; List of abbreviations; 1. The puzzle of insurgent collective action; 2. Ethnographic research in the shadow of civil war; 3. Redrawing the boundaries of class and citizenship; 4. From political mobilization to armed insurgency; 5. The political foundations of dual sovereignty; 6. The re-emergence of civil society; 7. Campesino accounts of insurgent participation; 8. Explaining insurgent collective action; Epilogue: legacies of an agrarian insurgency; Appendix: A model of high-risk collective action by subordinate social actors; Chronology of El Salvador's civil war; List of references.

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