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Titel: Remembering Pinochet's Chile: On the Eve of London 1998
Autor/en: Steve J. Stern
Autor/en: Steve J. Stern
DUKE UNIV PR
1. September 2006 - kartoniert - 247 Seiten
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An oral history of those who suffered through the Pinochet years in Chile and the way those years are viewed in present-day Chile.
Steve J. Stern is Alberto Flores Galindo Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Among his most recent books is "Shining and Other Paths: War and Society in Peru, 1980-1995," also published by Duke University Press.
"A thoughtful, nuanced study of how Chileans remember the traumatic 1973 coup by Augusto Pinochet against Salvador Allende and the nearly two decades of military government that followed... In light of the recent revelations of American human rights abuses of Iraqi prisoners, [Stern's] insights into the legacies of torture and abuse in the Chilean prisons of the 1970s certainly have contemporary significance for any society that undergoes a national trauma."--Publishers Weekly "This outstanding work of scholarship sets a benchmark in the history of state terror, trauma, and memory in Latin America." Thomas Miller Klubock, American Historical Review "This is a book of uncommon depth and introspection...Stern has not only advanced the memory of the horrors of the military dictatorship; he has assured the place of Pinochet 's legacy of atrocity in our collective conscience." Peter Kornbluh, author of The Pinochet File: A Declassified Dossier on Atrocity and Accountability "Steve J.Stern 's book elegantly recounts the conflicted recent history of Chile. He has found a deft solution to the knotty problem of evenhandedness in representing points of view so divergent they defy even the most careful attempts to portray the facts of the Pinochet period. He weaves a tapestry of memory in which narratives of horror and rupture commingle with the sincere perceptions of Chileans who remember Pinochet 's rule as salvation."The facts are there, but more important is the understanding we gain by knowing how ordinary Chileans--Pinochet's supporters and his victims--work through their unresolved past."--John Dinges, author of The Condor Years: How Pinochet and His Allies Brought Terrorism to Three Continents
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