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Postmemories of Terror: A New Generation Copes with the Legacy of the "Dirty War" (Palgrave Studies in Oral History)

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Postmemories of Terror focuses on how young Argentineans remember the traumatic events of the military dictatorship (1976-83). This work is based on oral histories with sixty-three young people who were too young to be directly victimized or politically active during this period. All were born during or after the terror and possessed an entirely mediated knowledge of it. S ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published December 11th 2005 by Palgrave Macmillan
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Postmemory - which Kaiser defines as second generation memories of the children of survivors of cultural or collective trauma - is a topic that is not often explored and when it is, it focues on the memories of children of 'direct' survivors. Therefore Kaiser deciding to look at the postmemories of 'grey-zoners' - those whose parents survived the military dictatorship but were not directly 'involved' - is an unusual but worthwhile endeavour.

The silence and denial of the generation who experience
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