Radical Justice: Spain and the Southern Cone Beyond Market and State

Radical Justice: Spain and the Southern Cone Beyond Market and State

by Luis Martin-Cabrera


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Radical Justice: Spain and the Southern Cone Beyond Market and State by Luis Martin-Cabrera

Radical Justice investigates the convoluted relationship between memory and justice as it is portrayed in political documentaries and detective fiction from Spain and the Southern Cone. It argues that the possibility of achieving justice in these regions lies beyond market and state and is yet to come. Rather than focusing on "high literature" Radical Justice uses popular culture as a site from which to question both the inability of the State and the transnational market to come to terms with the dictatorial past and to deliver justice. This book will interest a wide range of scholars, from national literature and film specialists of Argentina, Chile, and Spain, to philosophers and students of ethics, human rights, and questions of justice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611483567
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
Publication date: 08/16/2011
Pages: 255
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Luis Martín-Cabrera is associate professor in the Department of Literature and an affiliated faculty of Ethnic Studies and CILAS (Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies) at the University of California, San Diego. He has published extensively on topics such as the politics of memory, Marxism and Psychoanalysis, film and immigration. In addition, Professor Martin-Cabrera is the Director of The Spanish Civil War Memory Project, a UCSD initiative to collect testimonies of survivors from The Spanish Civil War, and he is a frequent contributor to alternative media outlets, especially the Spanish political newspaper www.rebelion.org.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Transatlantic Circulation of Terror: Reflections of the Paradoxes of Political Disappearance
Chapter 2. The Politics of Melancholia: Hardboiled Fiction as a Parable of the State of Exception
Chapter 3. Gazing at the Real: Trauma and Repetition in Contemporary Documentaries from Spain and the Southern Cone
Chapter 4. Toward a Model of Global Justice? El Caso Pinochet and the Limits of Human Rights and International Justice

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