SAQQA, Miriam (2020). Las exhumaciones de los “Caídos por Dios y por España”: La gestión de los cuerpos

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2020

Las exhumaciones de los Caídos por Dios y por España: La gestión de los cuerpos

Miriam Saqqa Carazo

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HRISTOVA, Marije (2020). La lucha por la memoria histórica en España: más allá de la genealogía y las generaciones

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2020

La lucha por la memoria histórica en España: más allá de la genealogía y las generaciones Marije Hristova Article

 

Argentina Betrayed. Memory, Mourning, and Accountability

The ruthless military dictatorship that ruled Argentina between 1976 and 1983 betrayed the country’s people, presiding over massive disappearances of its citizenry and, in the process, destroying the state’s trustworthiness as the guardian of safety and well-being. Desperate relatives risked their lives to find the disappeared, and one group of mothers defied the repressive regime with weekly protests at the Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires. How do societies cope with human losses and sociocultural traumas in the aftermath of such instances of political violence and state terror?

In Argentina Betrayed, Antonius C. G. M. Robben demonstrates that the dynamics of trust and betrayal that convulsed Argentina during the dictatorship did not end when democracy returned but rather persisted in confrontations over issues such as the truth about the disappearances, the commemoration of the past, and the guilt and accountability of perpetrators. Successive governments failed to resolve these debates because of erratic policies made under pressure from both military and human rights groups. Mutual mistrust between the state, retired officers, former insurgents, and bereaved relatives has been fueled by recurrent revelations and controversies that prevent Argentine society from conclusively coming to terms with its traumatic past.

With thirty years of scholarly engagement with Argentina—and drawing on his extensive, fair-minded interviews with principals at all points along the political spectrum—Robben explores how these ongoing dynamics have influenced the complicated mourning over violent deaths and disappearances. His analysis deploys key concepts from the contemporary literature of human rights, transitional justice, peace and reconciliation, and memory studies, including notions of trauma, denial, accountability, and mourning. The resulting volume is an indispensable contribution to a better understanding of the terrible crimes committed by the Argentine dictatorship in the 1970s and their aftermath.

Author: Antonius C. G. M. Robben

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MARTÍN-CHIAPPE, María Laura (2019). De la fosa al cementerio: El complicado camino de la reparación para los represaliados/as por el franquismo

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2019

De la fosa al cementerio: El complicado camino de la reparación para los represaliados/as por el franquismo

María Laura Martín-Chiappe

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MONTOTO, Marina (2019). ¿Qué hace una millenial como yo en un movimiento como este?: Reflexiones de una joven antropóloga dentro de la “Querella Argentina”

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2019

¿Qué hace una millenial como yo en un movimiento como este?: Reflexiones de una joven antropóloga dentro de la “Querella Argentina”

Marina Montoto Ugarte

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MARTÍN-CHIAPPE, María Laura and DE KERANGAT, Zoé (2019). Mujeres en -y en torno a- fosas comunes de la represión franquista en la Guerra Civil española

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2019

Mujeres en -y en torno a- fosas comunes de la represión franquista en la Guerra Civil española

María Laura Martín-Chiappe y Zoé de Kerangat

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FERRÁNDIZ, Francisco (2019). Exhumar la derrota: Fosas comunes de la Guerra Civil en la España del siglo XXI

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2019

Exhumar la derrota: Fosas comunes de la Guerra Civil en la España del siglo XXI

Francisco Ferrándiz Martín

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GARCÍA, María (2019). Memorias colectivas: usos y representaciones. Una introducción

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2019

Memorias colectivas: usos y representaciones. Una introducción

María García Alonso

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FERRÁNDIZ, Francisco and GARCÍA, María (2019). Demanda Pedro Fausto Canales Bermejo contra España. Informe pericial sobre víctimas del franquismo en la sociedad española contemporánea (15 de septiembre de 2012)

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2019

Demanda Pedro Fausto Canales Bermejo contra España. Informe pericial sobre víctimas del franquismo en la sociedad española contemporánea (15 de septiembre de 2012)

Francisco Ferrándiz Martín, Juan Antonio Flores Martos, María García Alonso, Julián López García, Pedro Tomé Martín

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What Remains. Bringing America’s Missing Home from the Vietnam War

For many families the Vietnam War remains unsettled. Nearly 1,600 Americans—and more than 300,000 Vietnamese—involved in the conflict are still unaccounted for. In What Remains, Sarah E. Wagner tells the stories of America’s missing service members and the families and communities that continue to search for them. From the scientists who work to identify the dead using bits of bone unearthed in Vietnamese jungles to the relatives who press government officials to find the remains of their loved ones, Wagner introduces us to the men and women who seek to bring the missing back home. Through their experiences she examines the ongoing toll of America’s most fraught war.

Every generation has known the uncertainties of war. Collective memorials, such as the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery, testify to the many service members who never return, their fates still unresolved. But advances in forensic science have provided new and powerful tools to identify the remains of the missing, often from the merest trace—a tooth or other fragment. These new techniques have enabled military experts to recover, repatriate, identify, and return the remains of lost service members. So promising are these scientific developments that they have raised the expectations of military families hoping to locate their missing. As Wagner shows, the possibility of such homecomings compels Americans to wrestle anew with their memories, as with the weight of their loved ones’ sacrifices, and to reevaluate what it means to wage war and die on behalf of the nation.

Author: Sarah E. Wagner

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