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Eruptions of Memory, the Critique of Memory in Chile, 1990-2015 - The Critique of Memory in Chile, 1990-2015

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Informationen zum Autor Nelly Richard is a critic and essayist. She was Director of the M.A. in Cultural Studies at Universidad ARCIS in Santiago, Chile, and the founder and director of the Journal of Cultural Criticism. Klappentext In this important book, one of Latin America's foremost critical theorists examines the use and abuse of memory in the wake of the social and political trauma of Pinochet's Chile. Focusing on the period 1990-2015, Nelly Richard denounces the politics and aesthetics of forgetting that have underpinned both the protracted transition out of dictatorship and the denial of justice to its survivors and victims.What are the perils and social costs of a culture of forgetting? What forms do memories of injustice take in newly formed democracies? How might a history of violence and an ethics of reparation be reconciled in post-autocratic societies? In addressing these and other questions, Richard exposes the abuses of the past and the present while also attending to the residues of memory that are manifested in street protests, literature, and the media, and in artistic practices from architecture and urban design to installation and film. While cultural artifacts can be powerful devices for resistance and critique, Richard argues that they can also be complicit in reproducing and collaborating with forms of institutional and political oblivion. Both within Chile and beyond, Richard offers a trenchant critique of how authoritarian regimes and neoliberal states whittle away at memory's critical capacity. At a time of seismic political realignments in Latin America and internationally, Eruptions of Memory makes a powerful case for the ethical, political, and aesthetic value of memory. Zusammenfassung Compilation of essays! many of which originally published in: Craitica de la memoria! 1990-2010. Inhaltsverzeichnis Acknowledgments viiTranslator's Note ixIntroduction: The Struggle for Words - Graciela Montaldo xPrologue xxiii1 Traces of Violence, Rhetoric of Consensus, and Subjective Dislocations 12 Women in the Streets: A War of Images 123 Torments and Obscenities 244 Confessions of a Torturer and His (Abusive) Journalistic Assemblage 425 Coming and Going 576 Architectures, Stagings, and Narratives of the Past 717 Two Stagings of the Memory of YES and NO 918 Past-Present: Symbolic Displacements of the Figure of the Victim 1039 Media Explosion of Memory in September 2013 11510 Commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the Military Coup ... and Afterwards 137Notes 153Bibliography 173...

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Acknowledgments vii
 
Translator's Note ix
 
Introduction: The Struggle for Words - Graciela Montaldo x
 
Prologue xxiii
 
1 Traces of Violence, Rhetoric of Consensus, and Subjective Dislocations 1
 
2 Women in the Streets: A War of Images 12
 
3 Torments and Obscenities 24
 
4 Confessions of a Torturer and His (Abusive) Journalistic Assemblage 42
 
5 Coming and Going 57
 
6 Architectures, Stagings, and Narratives of the Past 71
 
7 Two Stagings of the Memory of YES and NO 91
 
8 Past-Present: Symbolic Displacements of the Figure of the Victim 103
 
9 Media Explosion of Memory in September 2013 115
 
10 Commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the Military Coup ... and Afterwards 137
 
Notes 153
 
Bibliography 173

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Nelly Richard is a critic and essayist. She was Director of the M.A. in Cultural Studies at Universidad ARCIS in Santiago, Chile, and the founder and director of the Journal of Cultural Criticism.

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"In this powerful new book, Nelly Richard, Chile's premier cultural critic, takes on the reconfigurations of political and cultural memory at various moments since the return to democracy. In each instance, her lucid readings open the seams of oblivion that have sutured Chilean social life."
Francine Masiello, University of California, Berkeley

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Authors N Richard, Nelly Richard
Assisted by Andrew Ascherl (Translation)
Publisher Polity Press
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 31.10.2018
 
EAN 9781509532285
ISBN 978-1-5095-3228-5
No. of pages 224
Subjects Social sciences, law, business > Media, communication > General, dictionaries

Philosophie, Politikwissenschaft, Kritische Theorie, Chile, Politik, Kulturwissenschaften, Cultural Studies, Political Science, Philosophy, Critical Theory, Latin American Politics, Cultural Studies Special Topics, Spezialthemen Kulturwissenschaften, Politik / Lateinamerika

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