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Post-Dictatorship Generation in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay Collective Memory and Cultural Production

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ISBN-10: 0230120601

ISBN-13: 9780230120600

Edition: 2012

Authors: Ana Ros

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Southern Cone post-dictatorship generations reshape the collective memory of the dictatorial past through political activism and forms of artistic expression (cinema, literature, comics and photography). The author situates their work at the intersection of the individual and the collective: it is enabled by changes in the political context and can have a profound impact on the collective level. At the same time, these projects help artists and activists work through traumatic events individually. The first part of the book focuses on Argentina, where this generation’s public interventions have broadened social involvement in remembering the past and encouraged learning from it for the sake of the present. In the second part, the author compares the exemplary achievements in Argentina with Chile and Uruguay, where political conditions are less conducive to genuine debate.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 6/8/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 268
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Ana Ros is an assistant professor at SUNY-Binghamton, where she teaches Latin American Cinema and Literature. She studied Literature at the University of Uruguay and received her Ph.D. in Romance Languages from the University of Michigan. In her research, she critically examines contemporary Southern Cone cultural production in its socio-political context. Her interests include collective memory, intergenerational transmission, the post-dictatorship generation, exile and emigration, class relations, and the use of popular culture in literature. Her publications include: Young Argentine Filmmakers: Remembering the Past from a Present of Crisis in Latin American Studies: Critiques of Contemporary Cinema, Literatures, Politics and Revolution (Academica Press, 2011); Forgiveness and Reconciliation as Generational Questions, Argentina 1982-2011 in Dissidences: Hispanic Journal of Theory and Criticism (2011); Leaving and Letting Go as Possible Ways of Living Together in Jorge Gaggerorsquo;s

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Acknowledgments
Introduction: Why Write about the Post-dictatorship Generation?
Collective Memory and Intergenerational Transmission
Pushing the Envelope: Memory Formation in Argentina
Collective Memory from the Dictatorship to the Present
Living the Absence: The Children of the Desaparecidos
"They Live On in Our Struggle"
TheyLive On in Our Everyday Struggles
Addressing Silences, Taboos, and Margins
Losrubios: Icebreaker and Trigger
TheQuest for "Papa Ivan" behind the Dead Hero
TheRabbit House: Remembering "that particular Argentine insanity"
"History Doesn't Tell Itself": Nicolas Prividera's M
Building Bridges between Generations
Childrenand Revolution: El tiempo y la sangre and Encontrando a V�ctor
Elmary la serpiente: "We Cannot Change the Past, But…"
Demasiadosheroes: "I'd rather he was dead"
The Past in the Present, the Present in the Future
Diarioargentino: Where Were You When History Was Happening?
Corderode Dios: On Life Priorities and the Priority of Life
… Victory Always: Restituted Children Restore Politics
Chile and Uruguay: Memory Straggles in Negotiated Transitions
Chile: Overcoming the Stunned State of the People
CollectiveMemory from the Dictatorship to the Present
Pinochet's Children?
TheEnd? Volver a vernos, Actores secundarios, and Apgar 11
Elastute mono Pinochet: The Dictatorship through Children's Eyes
JoggingMemory: Reinalda del Carmen, mi mam� y yo, and La quemadura
Uruguay: Memory Struggles against the Clock
CollectiveMemory from the Dictatorship to the Present
ThePost-dictatorship Generation: Unlocking the Past
ThePredicament of Nostalgia: Aceroypiel, Destino Final, and Cr�nica de un sue�o
ThePast as a Challenge: Two Short Stories and a Comic
Conclusion: The Never-Ending Path to the Never Again
NotEven Past: Unexplored Aspects and a Critical Relation to the Present
Notes
Bibliography
Index