Lost Visions & New Uncertainties
Sandinista profesionales in northern Nicaragua

By Inger Lundgren
December 2000
Almqvist & Wiksell International
ISBN: 91-7265-162-8
269 Pages
$57.50 Paper Original

The author's dissertation studies the experiences and hopes of some Sandinista profesionales in Nicaragua. Their enthusiasm to participate in improving their country's conditions has turned into a strong rejection of the state and a lack of trust in politicians.

The author examines everyday strategies of the profesionales, how they cope with unemployment and diminishing social security, and how they perceive the future. The book also how in Nicaragua issues of guilt are intertwined with issues of national identity, and how they relate to stereotypes of national self as rebel, joker, and troublemaker.

Anthropology; Latin America
Stockholm Studies in Social Anthropology, No. 48

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