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)

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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
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hume, Professor 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 (Online):1552-678X

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