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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Book Review| November 01 2017
The Struggle for Memory in Latin America: Recent History and Political Violence
The Struggle for Memory in Latin America: Recent History and Political Violence. Edited by Allier-Montaño, Eugenia and Crenzel, Emilio.
Memory Politics and Transitional Justice.
2015. , $100.00.
Hispanic American Historical Review (2017) 97 (4): 759–760.
Nina Schneider; The Struggle for Memory in Latin America: Recent History and Political Violence. Hispanic American Historical Review 1 November 2017; 97 (4): 759–760. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-4214558
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