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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

Synopsis:

An oral history of those who suffered through the Pinochet years in Chile and the way those years are viewed in present-day Chile.

Synopsis:

By sharing individual Chileans' recollections of the Pinochet regime, historian Steve J. Stern provides an analytic framework for understanding memory struggles in history.

Synopsis:

In 1998, General Augusto Pinochet was arrested in London on charges of crimes against humanity. All over the world, but especially in Chile, the shocking arrest thrust the former dictator and the atrocities of his regime back into the public eye. During the two years just before the arrest, the renowned historian Steve J. Stern had been in Chile collecting oral histories of life under Pinochet as part 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. At once analytical, poignant, and personal, Remembering Pinochet's Chile offers a human portrait of Chile's memory drama on the eve of the London arrest.

From a woman who recalls Pinochet's overthrow of Salvador Allende as salvation from scarcity and chaos to an activist whose husband was tortured by state agents, and from a colonel who served under Pinochet to a mother who had two sons disappeared, these stories reveal how people connected their intimate personal memories with the collective memory of traumatic times. They draw the reader into a passionate quest to shape the remembered meaning of trauma and state atrocity and, ultimately, to control the politics of truth and justice. Remembering Pinochet's Chile presents not only a rounded portrait of Chile's specific memory drama but also a method for tracing the historical unfolding of memory struggles in other societies that must reckon with experiences of mass violence and crimes against humanity.

Remembering Pinochet's Chile is the first volume in The Memory Boxof Pinochet's Chile: A Trilogy, Subsequent volumes will trace the historical unfolding of Chile's memory drama from the 1973 coup into the twenty-first century.

Synopsis:

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.

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Remembering Pinochet’s Chile will set the terms of the debate and become essential reading for all scholars and students of memory issues. . . . It is a pathbreaking book, the cutting edge of a major historical project. Steve J. Stern presents new information, particularly through oral histories, including those of Pinochet soldiers and partisans who have rarely been willing to be interviewed by scholars about the human rights violations of the era.”—Peter Winn, editor of Victims of the Chilean Miracle: Workers and Neoliberalism in the Pinochet Era, 1973–2002
“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
“This is a book of uncommon depth and introspection. In Remembering Pinochet’s Chile 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

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9780822338161
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Stern, Steve J.
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Duke University Press
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Subject:
Latin America - South America
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History
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Memory
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Chile History 1973-1988.
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South America
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World History-South America
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Trade Paper
Series:
Latin America Otherwise: Languages, Empires, Nations
Publication Date:
20060931
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TRADE PAPER
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English
Illustrations:
2 photos, 2 maps
Pages:
280
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9.21 x 6.14 in

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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.
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By sharing individual Chileans' recollections of the Pinochet regime, historian Steve J. Stern provides an analytic framework for understanding memory struggles in history.
"Synopsis" by , In 1998, General Augusto Pinochet was arrested in London on charges of crimes against humanity. All over the world, but especially in Chile, the shocking arrest thrust the former dictator and the atrocities of his regime back into the public eye. During the two years just before the arrest, the renowned historian Steve J. Stern had been in Chile collecting oral histories of life under Pinochet as part 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. At once analytical, poignant, and personal, Remembering Pinochet's Chile offers a human portrait of Chile's memory drama on the eve of the London arrest.

From a woman who recalls Pinochet's overthrow of Salvador Allende as salvation from scarcity and chaos to an activist whose husband was tortured by state agents, and from a colonel who served under Pinochet to a mother who had two sons disappeared, these stories reveal how people connected their intimate personal memories with the collective memory of traumatic times. They draw the reader into a passionate quest to shape the remembered meaning of trauma and state atrocity and, ultimately, to control the politics of truth and justice. Remembering Pinochet's Chile presents not only a rounded portrait of Chile's specific memory drama but also a method for tracing the historical unfolding of memory struggles in other societies that must reckon with experiences of mass violence and crimes against humanity.

Remembering Pinochet's Chile is the first volume in The Memory Boxof Pinochet's Chile: A Trilogy, Subsequent volumes will trace the historical unfolding of Chile's memory drama from the 1973 coup into the twenty-first century.

"Synopsis" by , 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.
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