By Joaquín M. Chávez

Poets and Prophets of the Resistance deals a ground-up heritage and clean interpretation of the polarization and mobilization that introduced El Salvador to the eve of civil struggle in 1980. demanding the dominant narrative that college scholars and political dissidents basically shaped the Salvadoran guerrillas, Joaquín Chávez argues that El Salvador's socioeconomic and political crises of the Nineteen Seventies fomented a groundswell of city and peasant intellectuals who collaborated to spur greater innovative social pursuits.

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 encouraged by way of Liberation Theology single-handedly equipped and politicized peasant teams. Chávez exhibits as a substitute how peasant intellectuals acted as political catalysts between their very own groups first, quite within the area of Chalatenango, laying the foundation for the peasant pursuits that have been to come back. during this manner, he contends, the Salvadoran insurgency emerged in a discussion among city and peasant intellectuals operating jointly to create and execute a standard progressive strategy--one that drew on cultures of resistance deeply rooted within the country's background, poetry, and faith. concentrating on this cross-pollination, this publication introduces the concept a "pedagogy of revolution" originated during this old alliance among city and peasant, employing secular and Catholic pedagogies equivalent to radio faculties, literacy courses, and rural cooperatives. This pedagogy turned increasingly more radicalized over the years because it driven again opposed to the more and more repressive constructions of Seventies El Salvador.

Teasing out the jobs of little-known teams resembling the politically lively "La Masacuata" literary move, the contributions of Catholic motion intellectuals to the hot Left, and the ignored 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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