An excellent addition to the literature on El Salvador, postconflict societies, indigenous issues, and transnationalism. It is essential reading for any scholar doing work on El Salvador and provides a useful framework for analyzing nation-building efforts in postconflict settings.
In a recent explosion of scholarship on El Salvador, DeLugan offers an original analysis, presenting the first sustained focus on the theme of contemporary nation building after civil war.
—Ellen Moodie, author of El Salvador in the Aftermath of Peace: Crime, Uncertainty and the Transition to Democracy
The study offers a compelling and comprehensive analysis of the state's construction of memory, with a specific focus on contestation over the (re)presentation of El Salvador's indigenous past and present, as well as the legacy of the civil war. The evocation of nationalism as a transnational project is especially persuasive.
—Jonathan Fox, author of Accountability Politics: Power and Voice in Rural Mexico