Fragile Memory, Shifting Impunity published

Levey coverFragile 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.

Available for purchase here.

Cara Levey is Lecturer in Latin American Studies at University College Cork. She completed a PhD in Latin American Studies at the University of Leeds in 2010. Her research explores cultural memory and justice in post-dictatorship Argentina and Uruguay.

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