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Tatar, Bradley
Division of General Studies
Research Interests
  • Human ecology
  • food and social values
  • political anthropology
  • music and politics;Mexico/Central America area studies
  • Korea area studies


State formation and social memory in Sandinista politics

DC Field Value Language Tatar, Bradley - 2014-11-21T00:09:54Z - 2014-11-21T00:09:54Z - 2014-11-17 - 2009 -
dc.identifier.citation LATIN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES, v.36, no.5, pp.158 - 177 -
dc.identifier.issn 0094-582X -
dc.identifier.uri -
dc.description.abstract The 2006 Nicaraguan elections saw a victory for Daniel Ortega, who has continually been identified as an icon of the revolutionary era in which the Frente Sandinista de Liberacion Nacional (FSLN) destroyed the Somoza regime and formed a revolutionary government. Ortega's success can be better understood by viewing the Nicaraguan Revolution as a state formation process in which popular culture is a field of conflict between social groups. The conflict here is between party militants and Sandinista supporters who do not enjoy the privileges of membership. Examination of oral histories reveals that the conflict between militants and popular combatants began in the Insurrection of Monimbo. The FSLN has appropriated and used the social memories of the combatants to produce its own history of that insurrection. Social memories reflect concrete processes of political subordination that result in the production of a dominant political language. -
dc.description.statementofresponsibility open -
dc.language ENG -
dc.subject Insurrection -
dc.subject Oral history -
dc.subject Popular culture -
dc.subject Sandinistas -
dc.subject Social memory -
dc.subject State formation -
dc.title State formation and social memory in Sandinista politics -
dc.type ARTICLE -
dc.identifier.scopusid 2-s2.0-71049131145 -
dc.type.rims ART -
dc.description.scopustc 2 * 2014-11-17 *
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