Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
American ValueMigrants, Money, and Meaning in El Salvador and the United States$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

David Pedersen

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226653396

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226922775.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CHICAGO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Chicago Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CHSO for personal use.date: 15 October 2021

The World in a Park

The World in a Park

Chapter:
(p.209) Chapter Eight The World in a Park
Source:
American Value
Author(s):

David Pedersen

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226922775.003.0009

The Catholic priest in Intipucá, John King, was a missionary from Cleveland, Ohio. Padre Juan, as he was called by local residents, claimed that Catholicism provides the “big picture” for the congregation, a perfect map of the world which could be found through the active practice of Church doctrine. In secular terms, this map is based on the complexities of everyday life for people in Intipucá and Washington DC, and presented to the “congregation” of people in El Salvador and the United States. This chapter examines everyday life in the pueblo, with an emphasis on the social relations that intersect at its central park. It first considers several occurrences and events that played out in the park during the late 1990s, focusing on several people's lives and the different ways in which they were linked through park activities. The chapter then discusses perceptions of inequality in Intipucá as well as market competition and the service sector in the pueblo.

Keywords:   social relations, Intipucá, John King, El Salvador, United States, pueblo, central park, inequality, market competition, service sector

Chicago Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.