"Through fieldwork among the surprisingly numerous survivors, the author reconstructs the recent social structure, culture, and history of the northeastern Salvadoran village of Segundo Montes before, during, and after the infamous massacre. She tries to place anthropology squarely into political issues, but also focuses on the people's oral testimonies more than on her own ethnography, especially resisting the easy/total categorization of the survivors as victims"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57. (http://www.loc.gov/hlas.)
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 240-254) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction: reducing cultural distance in human rights reporting The massacre The eye of the oligarchy The U.S. cover-up The nascent community of El Mozote The politics of repression and survival in northern Morazán Investigation and judgment Reformed military? History and memory An alternative anthropology: exercising the preferential option for the poor.