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By Joaquín M. Chávez

Poets and Prophets of the Resistance bargains a ground-up background and clean interpretation of the polarization and mobilization that introduced El Salvador to the eve of civil warfare in 1980. difficult the dominant narrative that collage scholars and political dissidents essentially shaped the Salvadoran guerrillas, Joaquín Chávez argues that El Salvador's socioeconomic and political crises of the Seventies fomented a groundswell of city and peasant intellectuals who collaborated to spur higher progressive social routine.

Drawing on new archival assets and in-depth interviews, Poets and Prophets of the Resistance contests the concept that city militants and Roman Catholic monks motivated by way of Liberation Theology single-handedly prepared and politicized peasant teams. Chávez indicates as a substitute how peasant intellectuals acted as political catalysts between their very own groups first, rather within the area of Chalatenango, laying the basis for the peasant activities that have been to come back. during this method, he contends, the Salvadoran insurgency emerged in a discussion among city and peasant intellectuals operating jointly to create and execute a standard innovative strategy--one that drew on cultures of resistance deeply rooted within the country's heritage, poetry, and faith. targeting this cross-pollination, this ebook introduces the concept a "pedagogy of revolution" originated during this ancient alliance among city and peasant, utilising secular and Catholic pedagogies resembling radio colleges, literacy courses, and rural cooperatives. This pedagogy grew to become progressively more radicalized over the years because it driven again opposed to the more and more repressive buildings of Nineteen Seventies El Salvador.

Teasing out the jobs of little-known teams similar to the politically energetic "La Masacuata" literary stream, the contributions of Catholic motion intellectuals to the hot Left, and the missed efforts of peasant leaders, Poets and Prophets of the Resistance demonstrates how trans-class political and cultural interactions drove the innovative mobilizations that expected the Salvadoran civil war.

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