The myths of violence: gender, conflict, and community in El Salvador

Hume, M. (2008) The myths of violence: gender, conflict, and community in El Salvador. Latin American Perspectives, 35(5), pp. 59-76. (doi:10.1177/0094582X08321957)

Full text not currently available from Enlighten.

Abstract

Empirical data gathered in El Salvador indicate that knowledge about violence there is built upon an exclusionary and highly masculinist logic. Violence has come to be perceived as normal through a political project that has actively employed terror to pursue its ends. This process has been made possible by a legitimization of violence as a key element of male gender identity. Political circumstances in El Salvador, principally the war, have both nourished and reinforced a sense of gender identity based on polarization, exclusion, and hegemony.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hume, Dr Mo
Authors: Hume, M.
Subjects:F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F1201 Latin America (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:Latin American Perspectives
ISSN:0094-582X
ISSN (Online):1552-678X

University Staff: Request a correction | Enlighten Editors: Update this record