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State Repression and the Struggles for Memory

By Elizabeth Jelin
ISBN: 9781899365654
This book provides an introduction to the complexity of ideas and approaches which have been brought to bear on memory and its importance for understanding social and political realities. It discusses theories which explore the ways in which conflicts over memory shape individual and collective identities, as well social and political cleavages.
£15.95

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  • Synopsis
    Opening the newspapers in South America at the beginning of the 21st century can feel like being caught in static time: so many of the contemporary news stories point to the persistence of a past which is definitely not "over". The attempts to try Pinochet, the continuing searches for the disappeared, or a child of murdered parents' struggle to discover their real identity, the Truth Commission in Peru - across the continent, societies continue to come to terms with the past. This book provides an introduction to the complexity of ideas and approaches which have been brought to bear on memory and its importance for understanding social and political realities. Elizabeth Jelin draws on European and North American debates and theories to explore the ways in which conflicts over memory shape individual and collective identities, as well social and political cleavages. The book exposes the enduring consequences of repression and enriches our understanding of the conflicted and contingent nature of memory.
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    Sub Title N/A
    Author Elizabeth Jelin
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 186
    Format Paperback / softback