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Reckoning with Pinochet : The Memory Question in Democratic Chile, 1989-2006

By: Stern, Steve J.
Contributor(s): Mignolo, Walter D | Silverblatt, Irene | Saldívar-Hull, Sonia.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Latin America Otherwise: Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2010Description: 1 online resource (585 p.).ISBN: 9780822391777.Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Reckoning with Pinochet : The Memory Question in Democratic Chile, 1989–2006DDC classification: 983.06/5 LOC classification: F3100 | .S747 2010Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgments; Maps; Introduction to the Trilogy: The Memory Box of Pinochet's Chile; Introduction to Book Three: Reckoning with Pinochet; Chapter 1 - The Perils of Truth: Opening the Memory Box, 1989-1990; Afterword: ''My Dear President''; Chapter 2 - Toward Memory Impasse? The Truth Commission Moment, 1990-1991; Afterword: The Futility of History?; Chapter 3 - The Circle of Truth, Justice, and Force, 1990-1994; Afterword: The Sound of Tick-Tock; Chapter 4 - Between Prudence and Convulsion: Memory, Triumphalism, and Disenchantment, 1994-1997
Afterword: The Joys of ''Not Too Much''Chapter 5 - The Turn: Consequences of 1998; Afterword: Covering History with History?The Making of Silence; Chapter 6 - Memory as Unfinished Work: New Reckonings, 2002-2006; Afterword: Unsettled Monuments:The Struggle for Londres 38; Chapter 7 - Reframing Democratic Transition: Toward the Memory Paradox of Bachelet's Chile; Afterword: The Curious Burial of Augusto Pinochet; Conclusion: Reckoning with Pinochet; Abbreviations Used in Notes and Essay on Sources; Notes; Essay on Sources; Index
Summary: The first comprehensive account of how Chile came to terms with General Augusto Pinochet s legacy of human rights atrocities.
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Contents; Acknowledgments; Maps; Introduction to the Trilogy: The Memory Box of Pinochet's Chile; Introduction to Book Three: Reckoning with Pinochet; Chapter 1 - The Perils of Truth: Opening the Memory Box, 1989-1990; Afterword: ''My Dear President''; Chapter 2 - Toward Memory Impasse? The Truth Commission Moment, 1990-1991; Afterword: The Futility of History?; Chapter 3 - The Circle of Truth, Justice, and Force, 1990-1994; Afterword: The Sound of Tick-Tock; Chapter 4 - Between Prudence and Convulsion: Memory, Triumphalism, and Disenchantment, 1994-1997

Afterword: The Joys of ''Not Too Much''Chapter 5 - The Turn: Consequences of 1998; Afterword: Covering History with History?The Making of Silence; Chapter 6 - Memory as Unfinished Work: New Reckonings, 2002-2006; Afterword: Unsettled Monuments:The Struggle for Londres 38; Chapter 7 - Reframing Democratic Transition: Toward the Memory Paradox of Bachelet's Chile; Afterword: The Curious Burial of Augusto Pinochet; Conclusion: Reckoning with Pinochet; Abbreviations Used in Notes and Essay on Sources; Notes; Essay on Sources; Index

The first comprehensive account of how Chile came to terms with General Augusto Pinochet s legacy of human rights atrocities.

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In the last offering of Stern's trilogy, he examines the ramifications of Pinochet's despotic rule on the growth of democracy and the politics of memory in Chile. In this well-researched book, Stern (history, Univ. of Wisconsin) covers the broad swath of history from the end of the Pinochet regime to Pinochet's condemnation by the international community to Chile's leadership under Bachelet. Highlights of the work include an analysis of the Rettig Commission through personalized stories, a look at the Aylwin administration's movement toward truth, and an analysis of how economic development was interwoven into Chilean politics of memory in the 1990s. Stern conveys these highlights through his knack for visual imagery. In this vein, the book's greatest strength is its elucidation of symbolic acknowledgment as a form of memory politics by both the state and local community. That is, Stern offers numerous examples of the use of statues, plazas, and visual media to explain how memory becomes a visual entity, reinforced through the generations. This helps to illustrate the fairly fundamental yet important concept that memory is created through a combination of civil society and government/political reinforcement. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. R. L. Bowman Luther College

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<p>Steve J. Stern is the Alberto Flores Galindo Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is the author of books including Battling for Hearts and Minds: Memory Struggles in Pinochet's Chile, 1973-1988 , winner of the Bolton-Johnson Prize (the Conference on Latin American History), and Remembering Pinochet's Chile: On the Eve of London 1998 . Both books received Honorable Mention, Bryce Wood Book Award (Latin American Studies Association). Both are also published by Duke University Press.</p>

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