Cultura negada: An ever present resistance

Rodriguez, Cecibel
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University of Guelph

This thesis explores different forms of resistance used by the Indigenous people of El Salvador in order to preserve their culture. For this purpose, three case studies are examined. These are considered to be a representation of three different levels of resistance, the personal, the community, and the national. The preference for any of these forms has been determined by the opportunities and limitations that historical conditions, including local, national, and international factors affecting them, have presented each group at any given time. By taking these factors into consideration, it is argued that none of these forms of resistance is less or more effective, or that any of them is more legitimate than the others. What has been argued instead is that each one of these forms of resistance has been crucial for the preservation of the Indigenous culture of the country.

El Salvador, Indigenous people, Cultura negada, resistance, preservation