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Children and the Afterlife of State Violence - Memories of Dictatorship

of: Daniela Jara

Palgrave Macmillan, 2016

ISBN: 9781137563286 , 168 Pages

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Children and the Afterlife of State Violence - Memories of Dictatorship


 

This book examines memories of political violence in Chile after the 1973 coup and a 17-years-long dictatorship. Based on individual and group interviews, it focuses on the second generation children, adults today, born to parents who were opponents of Pinochet´s regime. Focusing on their lived experience, the intersection between private and public realms during Pinochet's politics of fear regime, and the afterlife of violence in the post-dictatorship, the book is concerned with new dilemmas and perspectives that stem from the intergenerational transmission of political memories. It reflects critically on the role of family memories in the broader field of memory in Chile, demonstrating the dynamics of how later generations appropriate and inhabit their family political legacies. The book suggests how the second generation cultural memory redefines the concept of victimhood and propels society into a broader process of recognition.

Daniela Jara is currently Postdoctoral Fellow at Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile, and Adjunct Researcher at El Centro de Estudios de Conflicto y Cohesión Social (COES), Chile, investigating the cultural representations of perpetrators during the post-dictatorship in Chile. She received her PhD in Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, in 2014. Previously, she published 'A propósito del Museo de la Memoria: El debate de los historiadores y el uso reflexivo de la historia' in Revista Observatorio Cultural, and 'The aftermath of violence: The Post-coup second generation in Chile' in Peripheral Memories: Public and Private Forms of Experiencing and Narrating the Past.