Remembering Pinochet s Chile

Remembering Pinochet s Chile

9. Remembering. Pinochet's. Chile. On the eve of 1998, the year of General
Augusto Pinochet's shocking arrest in London by request of a Spanish judge
charging crimes against humanity, Chileans lived in a world of intimate memory
impasse.

Author: Steve J. Stern

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822386292

Category: History

Page: 280

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During the two years just before the 1998 arrest in London of General Augusto Pinochet, the historian Steve J. Stern had been in Chile collecting oral histories of life under Pinochet as part of an investigation into the form and meaning of memories of state-sponsored atrocities. In this compelling work, Stern shares the recollections of individual Chileans and draws on their stories to provide a framework for understanding memory struggles in history. “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. . . . Steve J. 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
Categories: History

The Wars Inside Chile s Barracks

The Wars Inside Chile s Barracks

A new perspective on Pinochet's repressive regime and its aftermath in Chile, looking at the ambiguous experiences and memories of army draftees who became both criminals and victims in an era of brutality.

Author: Leith Passmore

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 9780299315207

Category: History

Page: 279

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A new perspective on Pinochet's repressive regime and its aftermath in Chile, looking at the ambiguous experiences and memories of army draftees who became both criminals and victims in an era of brutality.
Categories: History

Remembering Violence

Remembering Violence

in. Southern. Chile. Dorthe Brogaard Kristensen Not a leafstirs in Chile without
me moving it. (General Augusto Pinochet 1981 cited in Collier and Sater 2004:
359) On 11 September 1973, General Augusto Pinochet and his junta replaced
the ...

Author: Katharina Schramm

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9780857456274

Category: History

Page: 282

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Psychologists have done a great deal of research on the effects of trauma on the individual, revealing the paradox that violent experiences are often secreted away beyond easy accessibility, becoming impossible to verbalize explicitly. However, comparatively little research has been done on the transgenerational effects of trauma and the means by which experiences are transmitted from person to person across time to become intrinsic parts of the social fabric. With eight contributions covering Africa, Central and South America, China, Europe, and the Middle East, this volume sheds new light on the role of memory in constructing popular histories - or historiographies - of violence in the absence of, or in contradistinction to, authoritative written histories. It brings new ethnographic data to light and presents a truly cross-cultural range of case studies that will greatly enhance the discussion of memory and violence across disciplines.
Categories: History

Reckoning with Pinochet

Reckoning with Pinochet

Stern provides an important conceptualization of collective memory in the wake of national trauma in this magisterial work of history.

Author: Steve J. Stern

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822391777

Category: History

Page: 584

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Reckoning with Pinochet is the first comprehensive account of how Chile came to terms with General Augusto Pinochet’s legacy of human rights atrocities. An icon among Latin America’s “dirty war” dictators, Pinochet had ruled with extreme violence while building a loyal social base. Hero to some and criminal to others, the general cast a long shadow over Chile’s future. Steve J. Stern recounts the full history of Chile’s democratic reckoning, from the negotiations in 1989 to chart a post-dictatorship transition; through Pinochet’s arrest in London in 1998; the thirtieth anniversary, in 2003, of the coup that overthrew President Salvador Allende; and Pinochet’s death in 2006. He shows how transnational events and networks shaped Chile’s battles over memory, and how the Chilean case contributed to shifts in the world culture of human rights. Stern’s analysis integrates policymaking by elites, grassroots efforts by human rights victims and activists, and inside accounts of the truth commissions and courts where top-down and bottom-up initiatives met. Interpreting solemn presidential speeches, raucous street protests, interviews, journalism, humor, cinema, and other sources, he describes the slow, imperfect, but surprisingly forceful advance of efforts to revive democratic values through public memory struggles, despite the power still wielded by the military and a conservative social base including the investor class. Over time, resourceful civil-society activists and select state actors won hard-fought, if limited, gains. As a result, Chileans were able to face the unwelcome past more honestly, launch the world’s first truth commission to examine torture, ensnare high-level perpetrators in the web of criminal justice, and build a public culture of human rights. Stern provides an important conceptualization of collective memory in the wake of national trauma in this magisterial work of history.
Categories: History

Global Memoryscapes

Global Memoryscapes

Pinochet's regime, its consequences, his evasion of justice, and his death
continue to be remembered in counterhegemonic ways ... See Kristin Sorensen,
Media, Memory, and Human Rights in Chile (New York: Palgrave Macmillan,
2009). 2.

Author: Kendall R. Phillips

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817356767

Category: Social Science

Page: 203

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Global Memoryscapes is a collection of eight essays examining the effects of a global society on the collective memories and identities of individual cultures.
Categories: Social Science

Remembering Trauma in a Time of War

Remembering Trauma in a Time of War

Memoria para un nuevo siglo : Chile , miradas a la segunda mitad del siglo XX .
Eds . M. Garcés et al . Santiago : LOM , 2000 . Remembering Pinochet's Chile :
On the Eve of London , 1998. Durham : Duke University Press , 2004 . Sturken ...

Author: Tamara Lea Spira

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ISBN: UCAL:X82955

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Battling for Hearts and Minds

Battling for Hearts and Minds

The story of the dramatic struggle to define collective memory in Chile during the violent, repressive dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet.

Author: Steve J. Stern

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822338416

Category: History

Page: 538

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The story of the dramatic struggle to define collective memory in Chile during the violent, repressive dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet.
Categories: History

International Third World Studies Journal Review

International Third World Studies Journal   Review

Remembering Pinochet ' s Chile : On the Eve of London , 1998 . Durham , N . C . :
Duke University Press , 2004 . 247pp . $ 29 . 95 ( cloth ) . Peter Winn , ed . Victims
of the Chilean Miracle : Workers and Neoliberalism in the Pinochet Era , 1973 ...

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ISBN: IND:30000109826754

Category: Developing countries

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The Hispanic American Historical Review

The Hispanic American Historical Review

Most valuable , however , is Méndez ' s challenge to traditional interpretations of
Chile ' s economic development . JOHN RECTOR , Western Oregon University
DOI 10 . 1215 / 00182168 - 2005 - 044 Remembering Pinochet ' s Chile : On the
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Author: James Alexander Robertson

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ISBN: UTEXAS:059173030921800

Category: Electronic journals

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Includes "Bibliographical section".
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The Pinochet Effect

The Pinochet Effect

Belgium Takes a Stand Rosario Aguilar remembers what she was doing when
she heard that Pinochet had been ... in her fifties with a shock of dark hair, moved
to Brussels in 1979 after being forced into exile by the Chilean government.

Author: Naomi Roht-Arriaza

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812203073

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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The 1998 arrest of General Augusto Pinochet in London and subsequent extradition proceedings sent an electrifying wave through the international community. This legal precedent for bringing a former head of state to trial outside his home country signaled that neither the immunity of a former head of state nor legal amnesties at home could shield participants in the crimes of military governments. It also allowed victims of torture and crimes against humanity to hope that their tormentors might be brought to justice. In this meticulously researched volume, Naomi Roht-Arriaza examines the implications of the litigation against members of the Chilean and Argentine military governments and traces their effects through similar cases in Latin American and Europe. Roht-Arriaza discusses the difficulties in bringing violators of human rights to justice at home, and considers the role of transitional justice in transnational prosecutions and investigations in the national courts of countries other than those where the crimes took place. She traces the roots of the landmark Pinochet case and follows its development and those of related cases, through Spain, the United Kingdom, elsewhere in Europe, and then through Chile, Argentina, Mexico, and the United States. She situates these transnational cases within the context of an emergent International Criminal Court, as well as the effectiveness of international law and of the lawyers, judges, and activists working together across continents to make a new legal paradigm a reality. Interviews and observations help to contextualize and dramatize these compelling cases. These cases have tremendous ramifications for the prospect of universal jurisdiction and will continue to resonate for years to come. Roht-Arriaza's deft navigation of these complicated legal proceedings elucidates the paradigm shift underlying this prosecution as well as the traction gained by advocacy networks promoting universal jurisdiction in recent decades.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Latin American politics and society

Latin American politics and society

Steve J . Stern , Remembering Pinochet ' s Chile : On the Eve of London 1998 .
The Memory Box of Pinochet ' s Chile , vol . 1 . Durham : Duke University Press ,
2004 . Maps , figures , notes , bibliographical essay , index , 280 pp . ; hardcover
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A Ganar la Calle

 A Ganar la Calle

The Politics of Public Space and Public Art in Santiago Chile, 1970-1973 Camilo
Daniel Trumper. narrative , which I then interpreted in my notes ... ورد 6 7 Stern ,
Remembering Pinochet's Chile . Allesandro Portelli , The Battle of Valle Guilia ...

Author: Camilo Daniel Trumper

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C3488361

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Choice

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D . V. Schwartz , University of Toronto 42-5522 F3100 2004-1308 CIP Stern ,
Steve J. Remembering Pinochet's Chile : on the eve ... 247p bibl index afp ( The
memory box of Pinochet's Chile , 1 ) ISBN 0822333546 , $ 29.95 Stern ( history ,
UW ...

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The Protectors

The Protectors

A good case is that of the leader of the Chilean junta, the late Augusto Pinochet (
1974-1990). ... Philadelphia: Pennslyvania University Press, 2004; and STERN,
Steve J., Remembering Pinochets Chile, Durham, NC: Duke University Press, ...

Author: Chris Maina Peter

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132338661

Category: Human rights monitoring

Page: 432

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Latin American Research Review

Latin American Research Review

Answers to some of these questions may be found in Steve J . Stern ' s
Remembering Pinochet ' s Chile : On the Eve of London 1998 , a book that
explores how a society makes sense of a type of violence that tried to erase
bodies through ...

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Category: Latin America

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Peace Anonymous the 12 Steps to Peace

Peace Anonymous   the 12 Steps to Peace

The coup which resulted in Allende's death and brought Pinochet to power was a
direct result of covert action taken by the CIA and came ... foment a military coup
in Chile.15 In the days and weeks to follow, the political landscape in Chile under
Pinochet changed dramatically. ... parties, freedom of speech, habeas corpus,
and trade unions.16 Perhaps what Pinochet will be forever remembered for is the
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Author: Johnny F

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781477129814

Category: Self-Help

Page: 227

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Well-intentioned people, such as Bono and John Lennon, have for years implored us to stop killing each other in much the same manner family members have begged alcoholics to stop drinking. Perhaps we are addicted to war and violence and, like alcoholics, we need more than to simply stop; we needed to find a new design for living. The 12 Steps have been instrumental in changing the lives of over 3 million alcoholics in over 77 countries, regardless of religious faith. Those who once knew only chaos, pain and suffering have discovered peace, as a result of these Steps. Consider the Steps as a recipe for peace. Should they fail to produce the desire results we will refund your misery and you may return to killing at your leisure.
Categories: Self-Help

Ossi Wessi

Ossi Wessi

... poses numerous challenges since each and every witness to a specific event
will remember this event differently . ... collective memory , " emblematic memory ”
is a useful term put forth by Steve Stern in his Remembering Pinochet ' s Chile .

Author: Donald Backman

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132241261

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

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Ossi Wessi includes the proceedings of the fourteenth annual Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference at the University of California, Berkeley (2006), which explored issues surrounding the Berlin Wall, both pre- and post-reunification, in language, literature, and visual media. The collected articles discuss the situation of the Berlin Wall, describing its portrayal as both a dividing and uniting boundary, and often discussing the continued existence of the Wall in the minds of Germanys citizens. The multi-disciplinary range of approaches contained in this volume reveals how diverse the portrayals of the history of the Wall have been, as well as how controversial the division of Germany remains today. Topics covered in this collection include Wende Literature and film, linguistic changes and attitudes since 1989, the complicated history of the Neo-Nazis, and the visual arts. Although Ossi Wessi is by no means a comprehensive reference work, each of its essays serve as a though provoking springboard for further research.
Categories: Social Science

The Southern Cone of America and the Migration to the United States

The Southern Cone of America and the Migration to the United States

Stern , Steve J. ( 2004 ) , Remembering Pinochets's Chile : On the Eve of London
1998 , Duke University Press , Durham and London . U.S. Department of
Homeland Security ( 2005 ) , Yearbook of Immigration Statistics , 2004 , U.S. ...

Author: Cristian Alberto Doña-Reveco

Publisher: ProQuest

ISBN: MSU:31293029564287

Category: Electronic dissertations

Page: 78

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Social Memory and History

Social Memory and History

Remembering and Forgetting Creative Expression and Reconciliation in Post -
Pinochet Chile CHERYL NATZMER ... struggles over whose stories will be
remembered and preserved and whose memories will be repressed or forgotten .

Author: Jacob Climo

Publisher: Altamira Press

ISBN: UOM:39015055866936

Category: Psychology

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An examination of social memory developed within communities from the perspective of anthropology. Many case studies from around the world.
Categories: Psychology