The Politics of Memory in Chile: From Pinochet to Bachelet

The Politics of Memory in Chile: From Pinochet to Bachelet

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Overview

How do individual and collective memories of the repressive Pinochet regime affect the fabric of Chilean politics and society today? How have the politics of memory in Chile—including the official policies and symbolic representations that address the painful violations of the past—evolved over the years since Pinochet's demise? The authors of this important new book provide an authoritative assessment of the politics of memory in Chile and consider, as well, the comparative lessons of the Chilean case.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935049593
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 05/28/2013
Pages: 279
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Cath Collins is professor of transitional justice at the University of Ulster and director of the Human Rights Observatory project at the University Diego Portales. She is author of Post-Transitional Justice: Human Rights Trials in Chile and El Salvador.

Katherine Hite is professor of political science at Vassar College. Her publications include Politics and the Art of Commemoration: Memorials to Struggle in Latin America and Spain and When the Romance Ended: Leaders of the Chilean Left, 1968-1998.

Alfredo Joignant is professor of political science at the University Diego Portales. He is author of several books in Spanish, including Los enigmas de la comunidad perdida and Un día distinto. Memorias festivas y batallas conmemorativas en torno al 11 de septiembre en Chile, 1974-2006.

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