This volume emerged from a conference held at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in June 2011 and has been edited by two experts on the memory of political violence in Latin America: the Argentinean sociologist Emilio Crenzel, probably most famous for his 2008 history of the Nunca Más report, and the historian and Mexicanist Eugenia Allier-Montaño, whose 2010 study on Uruguay received an honorable mention in 2012 from the Recent History and Memory Section of the Latin American Studies Association. This new book brings together a distinguished group of Latin American experts, historians and sociologists either based in Latin America or with sound field experience. Focusing on memory struggles, the book's goal is “to historicize [the] political memories of Latin America's recent pasts of violence” (p. 2). It covers an impressive variety of national cases, including Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Guatemala,...

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