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Resisting Violence

Emotional Communities in Latin America

  • Morna Macleod
  • Natalia De Marinis
  • Analyzes political resistance to political violence in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Colombia and Chile

  • Examines the recent history of resistance to violence and political repression in Latin America

  • Discovers emotional communities as a conceptual and methodological approach to illustrate social resistance to violence in the continent

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About this book

Introduction

This book focuses on emotional engagement in academic research with victims of violence and testimonial documentation in Latin America. It examines the recent history of resistance to violence and political repression in Latin America, highlighting the role of emotions in the political sphere. The authors analyse the role of researchers committed to social change and question the mandate of distance and neutrality in academic research in contexts of extreme violence. They use case studies of social resistance to political violence in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Colombia and Chile.

Keywords

Emotion Latin America Resisting violence Victims of violence Emotional engagement Emotions in politics social resistance cultural vioence drug-trafficking organised crimw Mexico Guatemala El Salvador Nicaragua Colombia Chile Emotional communities

Editors and affiliations

  • Morna Macleod
    • 1
  • Natalia De Marinis
    • 2
  1. 1.Autonomous Morelos State UniversityMorelosMexico
  2. 2.Centre for Research and Postgraduate Studies in Social AnthropologyMexico

About the editors

Morna Macleod is Professor at the Autonomous Morelos State University, Mexico. Her current research interests include the continuum of violence, intersectional analysis, social movements, emotions, memory and testimony. 

Natalia De Marinis is Research Professor at CIESAS, Mexico. She has worked with indigenous women since 2007 with collaborative projects on memories and the production of audiovisuals materials. 

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