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Tapestries Of Hope Threads Of Love

Author : Marjorie Agosín
ISBN : 0742540030
Genre : History
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Extrait de la couverture : "This book tells the story of ordinary women living in terror and extreme poverty under General Pinochet's oppressive rule in Chile (1973-1989) and how their lives did and did not change following his reign. These women defied the military dictatorship by embroidering their sorrow on scraps of cloth, using needles and thread as one of the boldest means of popular protest and resistance in Latin America. The arpilleras they made--patchwork tapestries with scenes of everyday life and memorials to their disappeared relatives--were smuggled out of Chile and brought to the world the story of their fruitless searches in jails, morgues, government offices, and the tribunals of law for their husbands, brothers, and sons."

Flight From Chile

Author : Thomas C. Wright
ISBN : 0826318916
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The first oral history of those who fled the brutality unleashed by the coup over tewnty-five years ago.

Media Memory And Human Rights In Chile

Author : K. Sorensen
ISBN : 9780230622135
Genre : Political Science
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Sorensen investigates the manner in which Chilean media and public culture discuss human rights violations committed during the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990) as well as human rights problems which still exist.

Violence At The Urban Margins

Author : Javier Auyero
ISBN : 9780190221485
Genre : Social Science
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In the Americas, debates around issues of citizen's public safety--from debates that erupt after highly publicized events, such as the shootings of Jordan Davis and Trayvon Martin, to those that recurrently dominate the airwaves in Latin America--are dominated by members of the middle and upper-middle classes. However, a cursory count of the victims of urban violence in the Americas reveals that the people suffering the most from violence live, and die, at the lowest of the socio-symbolic order, at the margins of urban societies. The inhabitants of the urban margins are hardly ever heard in discussions about public safety. They live in danger but the discourse about violence and risk belongs to, is manufactured and manipulated by, others--others who are prone to view violence at the urban margins as evidence of a cultural, or racial, defect, rather than question violence's relationship to economic and political marginalization. As a result, the experience of interpersonal violence among the urban poor becomes something unspeakable, and the everyday fear and trauma lived in relegated territories is constantly muted and denied. This edited volume seeks to counteract this pernicious tendency by putting under the ethnographic microscope--and making public--the way in which violence is lived and acted upon in the urban peripheries. It features cutting-edge ethnographic research on the role of violence in the lives of the urban poor in South, Central, and North America, and sheds light on the suffering that violence produces and perpetuates, as well as the individual and collective responses that violence generates, among those living at the urban margins of the Americas.

Imagination Beyond Nation

Author : Eva Bueno
ISBN : 9780822990581
Genre : History
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An exploration in verse of rites of passage within the Cuban-American culture shows how a combined nostalgia for a lost world and a daily confrontation with American culture leads to self-awareness

Art Against Dictatorship

Author : Jacqueline Adams
ISBN : 9780292743823
Genre : Political Science
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Art can be a powerful avenue of resistance to oppressive governments. During the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet in Chile, some of the country’s least powerful citizens—impoverished women living in Santiago’s shantytowns—spotlighted the government’s failings and use of violence by creating and selling arpilleras, appliquéd pictures in cloth that portrayed the unemployment, poverty, and repression that they endured, their work to make ends meet, and their varied forms of protest. Smuggled out of Chile by human rights organizations, the arpilleras raised international awareness of the Pinochet regime’s abuses while providing income for the arpillera makers and creating a network of solidarity between the people of Chile and sympathizers throughout the world. Using the Chilean arpilleras as a case study, this book explores how dissident art can be produced under dictatorship, when freedom of expression is absent and repression rife, and the consequences of its production for the resistance and for the artists. Taking a sociological approach based on interviews, participant observation, archival research, and analysis of a visual database, Jacqueline Adams examines the emergence of the arpilleras and then traces their journey from the workshops and homes in which they were made, to the human rights organizations that exported them, and on to sellers and buyers abroad, as well as in Chile. She then presents the perspectives of the arpillera makers and human rights organization staff, who discuss how the arpilleras strengthened the resistance and empowered the women who made them.

Las Mamis

Author : Esmeralda Santiago
ISBN : 9780307565914
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Una maravillosa nueva antología de las editoras de Las Christmas en la que nuestros más admirados autores latinos comparten las memorias de sus madres. Las mujeres retratadas cariñosamente en Las Mamis son una muestra representativa de la vida y cultura latinas. Ellas vienen de familias ricas de las grandes ciudades latinoamericanas, pero también de familias rurales inmigrantes, y comparten, en contra todo pronóstico, una extraordinaria fuerza interior. Presionadas por las tensiones entre las expectativas culturales, las circunstancias y la religión, ellas han manejado los retos de la maternidad, dejando legados duraderos a sus hijos. En estas vívidas, conmovedoras y en ocasiones divertidas reminiscencias, todas impregnadas de un evidente sabor latino, Las Mamis celebra la universalidad del amor de familia, y del vínculo especial entre las madres y los hijos. Escritores incluidos: Esmeralda Santiago, Piri Thomas, Marjorie Agosín, Junot Díaz, Alba Ambert, Liz Balmaseda, Mandalit del Barco, Gioconda Belli, María Escandón, Dagoberto Gilb, Francisco Goldman, Jaime Manrique, Gustavo Pérez-Firmat, Ilan Stavans.


Author : Julia Bryan-Wilson
ISBN : 9780226077826
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The Little School

Author : Alicia Partnoy
ISBN : 9781573440295
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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With poetry and insight, the author recalls her life in a concentration camp as one of Argentina's 30,000 "disappeared"

Social Memory And History

Author : Jacob Climo
ISBN : 0759101787
Genre : Education
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An examination of social memory developed within communities from the perspective of anthropology. Many case studies from around the world.

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