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Irina Carlota Silber | After Stories: Transnational Intimacies of Postwar El Salvador

Event Type
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
Coble Hall 306
Apr 15, 2024   3:00 - 4:30 pm  
Originating Calendar
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)

This talks builds upon Irina Carlota [Lotti] Silber's nearly three decades of research centered in Chalatenango, El Salvador, to follow the trajectories--geographic, temporal, storied--of several extended Salvadoran families. Through a retrospective and intimate ethnographic method that examines archives of memories and troubles the categories that have come to stand for "El Salvador" such as alarming violent numbers, Silber considers the lives of young Salvadorans who were brought up in an everyday radical politics and then migrated to the United States after more than a decade of peace and democracy. As the 1.5 insurgent generation and their families sustain their radical project across borders, circulate the products of their migrant labor through remittances, and engage in collective social care for the debilitated bodies of their loved ones, they transform and depart from expectations of the wounded postwar that offer us hope for the making of more just global futures. 


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