Central America in the new millennium [electronic resource] : living transition and reimagining democracy / edited by Jennifer L. Burrell and Ellen Moodie.

New York : Berghahn Books, 2013.
1 online resource (345 p.)
CEDLA Latin America Studies
CEDLA Latin America studies (CLAS) ; v. 102

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Democratization -- Central America.
Democracy -- Central America.
Central America -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Central America -- Economic policy.
Central America -- Social policy.
Electronic books.
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 uphold
Contents; Figures, Maps, and Tables; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Ethnographic Visions of Millennial Central America; Part I - Imagining Democracy after the Cold War; Chapter 1 - Contradiction and Struggle under the Leftist Phoenix: Rural Nicaragua at the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Revolution; Chapter 2 - The Violence of Cold War Polarities and the Fostering of Hope: The 2009 Elections in Postwar El Salvador; Chapter 3 - Daring to Hope in the Midst of Despair: The Agrarian Question within the Anti-Coup Resistance Movement in Honduras
Chapter 4 - ""My Heart Says NO"": Political Experiences of the Struggle against CAFTA-DR in Costa RicaChapter 5 - Democracy, Disenchantment, and the Future in El Salvador; Part III - Indigeneity, Race and Human Rights in the (Post) Multicultural Moment; Chapter 6 - Cuando Nos Internacionalizamos: Human Rights and Other Universals at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues; Chapter 7 - Acknowledging Racism and State Transformation in Postwar Guatemalan Society; Chapter 8 - Ephemeral Rights and Securitized Lives: Migration, Mareros, and Power in Millennial Guatemala
Part III - Dominant, Residual, and Emergent Economic StrategiesChapter 9 - Honduras's Smallholder Coffee Farmers, the Coffee Crisis, and Neoliberal Policy: Disjunctures in Knowledge and Conundrums for Development; Chapter 10 - Maya Handicraft Vendors' CAFTA-DR Discourses: ""Free Trade Is Not for Everyone in Guatemala""; Chapter 11 - ""Here the Campesino Is Dead"": Can Central America's Smallholders Be Saved?; Chapter 12 - Certifying Sustainable Tourism in Costa Rica: Environmental Governance and Accountability in a Transitional Era
Chapter 13 - Central America Comes to the ""Cradle of Democracy"": Immigration and Neoliberalization in Williamsburg, VirginiaPart IV - A Place on the Map: Surviving on Pasts, Presents, and Futures; Chapter 14 - Migration, Tourism, and Post-Insurgent Individuality in Northern Morazán, El Salvador; Chapter 15 - Intimate Encounters: Sex and Power in Nicaraguan Tourism; Chapter 16 - Notes on Tourism, Ethnicity, and the Politics of Cultural Value in Honduras; References; Contributors; Index
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Burrell, Jennifer L.
Moodie, Ellen.