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

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by Steve J. Stern, Walter D. Mignolo, Irene Silverblatt, Sonia Saldivar-Hull
 

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ISBN-10: 0822347296

ISBN-13: 9780822347293

Pub. Date: 04/30/2010

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Reckoning with Pinochet is the first comprehensive account of how Chile came to terms with General Augusto Pinochet's legacy, of human rights atrocities. An icon among Latin America's "dirty war" dictators, Pinochet had ruled with extreme violence while building a loyal social base. Hero to some and criminal to others, the general cast a long shadow over Chile's

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Reckoning with Pinochet is the first comprehensive account of how Chile came to terms with General Augusto Pinochet's legacy, of human rights atrocities. An icon among Latin America's "dirty war" dictators, Pinochet had ruled with extreme violence while building a loyal social base. Hero to some and criminal to others, the general cast a long shadow over Chile's future. Steve J. Stern recounts the full history of Chile's democratic reckoning, from the negotiations in 1989 to chart a post-dictatorship transition through Pinochet's death in 2006. He shows how transnational events and networks shaped Chile's battles over memory, and how the Chilean case contributed to shifts in the world culture of human rights. Stern's analysis integrates policymaking by elites, grassroots efforts by human rights activists, and inside accounts of the truth commissions and courts where top-down and bottom-up initiatives met. Interpreting solemn presidential speeches, raucous street protests, interviews, journalism, humor, cinema, and other sources, he describes the slow, imperfect, but surprisingly forceful advance of efforts to revive democratic values through public memory struggles, despite the power still wielded by the military and a conservative social base including the investor class. Over time, resourceful civil-society activists, and select state actors won hard-fought, if limited, gains. As a result, Chileans were able to face the unwelcome past more honestly, launch the world's, first truth commission to examine torture, ensnare high-level perpetrators in the web of criminal justice, and build, a public culture of human rights.

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ISBN-13:
9780822347293
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
04/30/2010
Series:
Latin America Otherwise
Pages:
548
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xiii

Maps xviii

Introduction to the Trilogy: The Memory Box of Pinochet's Chile xxi

Introduction to Book Three: Reckoning with Pinochet 1

Chapter 1 The Perils of Truth: Opening the Memory Box, 1989-1990 13

Afterword "My Dear President" 61

Chapter 2 Toward Memory Impasse? The Truth Commission Moment, 1990-1991 65

Afterword The Futility of History? 99

Chapter 3 The Circle of Truth, Justice, and Force, 1990-1994 106

Afterword The Sound of Tick-Tock 136

Chapter 4 Between Prudence and Convulsion: Memory, Triumphalism, and Disenchantment, 1994-1997 143

Afterword The Joys of "Not Too Much" 200

Chapter 5 The Turn: Consequences of 1998 211

Afterword Covering History with History? The Making of Silence 265

Chapter 6 Memory as Unfinished Work: New Reckonings, 2002-2006 273

Afterword Unsettled Monuments: The Struggle for Londres 38 314

Chapter 7 Reframing Democratic Transition: Toward the Memory Paradox of Bachelet's Chile 324

Afterword The Curious Burial of Augusto Pinochet 348

Conclusion: Reckoning with Pinochet 357

Abbreviations used in Notes and Essay on Sources 387

Notes 389

Essay on Sources 503

Index 525

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