Leigh A. Payne,Ksenija Bilbija's Accounting for Violence: Marketing Memory in Latin America PDF

By Leigh A. Payne,Ksenija Bilbija

Accounting for Violence deals daring new views at the politics of reminiscence in Latin the United States. students from around the humanities and social sciences supply in-depth analyses of the political economic system of reminiscence in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay, nations that emerged from authoritarian rule within the Eighties and Nineteen Nineties. The individuals absorb problems with authenticity and commodification, in addition to the “never back” significant implicit in reminiscence items and memorial websites. They describe how bookstores, cinemas, theaters, the track undefined, and tv exhibits (and their advertisement sponsors) exchange in testimonial and fictional money owed of the authoritarian prior; how vacationer itineraries have come to incorporate trauma websites and memorial museums; and the way reminiscence reviews has emerged as a special educational box taking advantage of its personal journals, meetings, booklet sequence, and classes. The reminiscence marketplace, defined when it comes to items, websites, manufacturers, sellers, shoppers, and consumers, offers a paradoxical scenario. at the one hand, commodifying reminiscence in all likelihood cheapens it. nonetheless, too little public publicity may perhaps restrict understanding of earlier human-rights atrocities; such understanding can help to avoid their recurring.

Contributors. Rebecca J. Atencio, Ksenija Bilbija, Jo-Marie Burt, Laurie Beth Clark, Cath Collins, Susana Draper, Nancy Gates-Madsen, Susana Kaiser, Cynthia E. Milton, Alice A. Nelson, Carmen Oquendo Villar, Leigh A. Payne, José Ramón Ruisánchez Serra, Maria Eugenia Ulfe

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