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Fragile Memory, Shifting Impunity

Commemoration and Contestation in Post-Dictatorship Argentina and Uruguay


Cara Levey

Fragile Memory, Shifting Impunity is an interdisciplinary study of commemorative sites related to human rights violations committed primarily during dictatorial rule in Argentina (1976–1983) and Uruguay (1973–1985). Taking as a departure point the ‘politics of memory’ – a term that acknowledges memory’s propensity for engagement beyond the cultural sphere – this study shifts the focus away from exclusively aesthetic and architectural readings of marches, memorials and monuments to instead analyse their emergence and transformation in post-dictatorship Argentina and Uruguay. This book incorporates the role of state and societal actors and conflicts underpinning commemorative processes into its analysis, reading the sites within shifting contexts of impunity to explore their relationship to memory, truth seeking and justice in the long aftermath of dictatorship.
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Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo 50 n33, 66–7, 84–5

Agrupación de Familiares de Uruguayos Desaparecidos (AFUDE) see Madres y Familiares de Uruguayos Detenidos-Desaparecidos

Alak, Julio 1–2 see Escuela Mecánica de la Armada (ESMA), barbecue controversy

Alfonsín, Raúl 61–5

Alianza Anticomunista Argentina see Triple A

All for the Motherland see Movimiento Todos por la Patria

Álvarez, Gregorio 70, 95

appropriated minors see niños apropiados

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