Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-362) and index.
From grievances to contentious movements -- The social construction of grievances -- The emergence of urban contentious movements: El Salvador -- The emergence of urban contentious movements: Guatemala -- Contentious peasants and the problem of consciousness raising -- Opportunity, contention, and repression -- Cycles of contention -- Changing political opportunities and contentious challengers: Guatemala -- Changing political opportunities and contentious challengers: El Salvador and Central America -- Contention and repression: Guatemala -- Contention and repression: El Salvador.
Charles Brockett offers an in-depth analysis of the confrontation between popular movements and repressive regimes in Central America during the three decades beginning in 1960, particularly in El Salvador and Guatemala.
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