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Convictions of the Soul: Religion Culture and Agency in the Central America Solidarity Movement

Sharon Erickson Nepstad

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195169232
eISBN:
9780199835195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195169239.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book examines the Central American solidarity movement based on the cultural-agency approach. It also explores the challenges of organizing at the transnational level. People of faith were at ... More


The New Cold War and the UNHCR Under Poul Hartling

Gil Loescher

in The UNHCR and World Politics: A Perilous Path

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246915
eISBN:
9780191599781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246912.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

During the 1980s the global refugee population expanded rapidly as a result of regional conflicts and refugee crises in Indochina, Afghanistan, Central America, Horn of Africa, and southern Africa. ... More


War, Peace, and Memory Politics in Central America *

Rachel Sieder

in The Politics of Memory and Democratization

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240906
eISBN:
9780191598869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240906.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter considers the role of ‘memory politics’ – understood as the combination of official and unofficial attempts to deal with the legacy of past violations – in the struggle for ... More


Homies and Hermanos: God and Gangs in Central America

Robert Brenneman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199753840
eISBN:
9780199918836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753840.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Central American transnational youth gangs such as the Mara Salvatrucha and the Eighteenth Street gang promote a hyper-machismo that idealizes violent, risk-prone codes of conduct and lifelong ... More


Introduction

Alexandra Barahona de Brito, Carmen González‐Enríquez, and Paloma Aguilar

in The Politics of Memory and Democratization

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240906
eISBN:
9780191598869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240906.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The general aim of this book is to shed light on how countries deal with legacies of repression during a transition from authoritarian or totalitarian rule to democratic rule. Two broad kinds of ... More


Leadership and the Formation of Solidarity

Sharon Erickson Nepstad

in Convictions of the Soul: Religion Culture and Agency in the Central America Solidarity Movement

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195169232
eISBN:
9780199835195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195169239.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the leadership ability of missionaries in the Central American solidarity movement. Missionaries were entrepreneurial in their ability to use their organizing skills, cultural ... More


Post-independence politics and land: from the community to agrarian servitude

Sarah Washbrook

in Producing Modernity in Mexico: Labour, Race, and the State in Chiapas, 1876-1914

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264973
eISBN:
9780191754128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264973.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

When Mexico declared independence in September 1821, Chiapas, along with the rest of Central America, joined the new nation. Then, in 1823, precipitated by the collapse of Iturbide's Mexican Empire, ... More


Making Politics Personal

Sharon Erickson Nepstad

in Convictions of the Soul: Religion Culture and Agency in the Central America Solidarity Movement

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195169232
eISBN:
9780199835195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195169239.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The transnational nature of the Central American solidarity movement required missionaries to use different techniques to make the region’s problems visible and relevant to North Americans. One way ... More


The Politics of Memory and Democratization

Alexandra Barahona De Brito, Carmen Gonzalez Enriquez, and Paloma Aguilar (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240906
eISBN:
9780191598869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240906.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The book explores how new democracies face an authoritarian past and past human rights violations, and the way in which policies of truth and justice shape the process of democratization. Eighteen ... More


Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes

James Albert (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268685
eISBN:
9780520948501
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268685.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

The fish faunas of continental South and Central America constitute one of the greatest concentrations of aquatic diversity on Earth, consisting of about 10% of all living vertebrate species. This ... More


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