Fragile Memory, Shifting Impunity : Commemoration and Contestation in Post-Dictatorship Argentina and Uruguay Paperback / softback
by Cara Levey
Part of the Cultural Memories series
Fragile Memory, Shifting Impunity is an interdisciplinary study of commemorative sites related to human rights violations committed primarily during dictatorial rule in Argentina (1976-1983) and Uruguay (1973-1985).
Taking as a departure point the 'politics of memory' - a term that acknowledges memory's propensity for engagement beyond the cultural sphere - this study shifts the focus away from exclusively aesthetic and architectural readings of marches, memorials and monuments to instead analyse their emergence and transformation in post-dictatorship Argentina and Uruguay.
This book incorporates the role of state and societal actors and conflicts underpinning commemorative processes into its analysis, reading the sites within shifting contexts of impunity to explore their relationship to memory, truth seeking and justice in the long aftermath of dictatorship.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 295 pages
- Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc
- Publication Date: 14/06/2016
- Category: Social & cultural history
- ISBN: 9783034309875