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The Argentine Silent Majority: Middle Classes, Politics, Violence, and Memory in the Seventies

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In The Argentine Silent Majority, Sebastián Carassai focuses on middle-class culture and politics in Argentina from the end of the 1960s. By considering the memories and ideologies of middle-class Argentines who did not get involved in political struggles, he expands thinking about the era to the larger society that activists and direct victims of state terror were part of ...more
Hardcover, 376 pages
Published May 23rd 2014 by Duke University Press Books (first published April 1st 2014)
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Santizalez
Sé lo que hiciste durante la dictadura

Tengo un recuerdo muy vívido de mi infancia: el médico que me atendía había vuelto de unas vacaciones en Brasil después de la guerra de Malvinas y le decía a mis padres que lo miraban sorprendidos: "los brasileños me contaron que acá, en la ESMA, se mataba y torturaba". Yo vivía a cuadras de la ESMA entonces. Mis viejos nunca habían sospechado nada.

De adolescente siempre pensé en comprarme los tomos de la "Historia de la vida privada" de un tal Duby o algo
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Mar 13, 2015 Julio César rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Un libro muy original, especialmente en su análisis de los aspectos simbólicos de la naturalización de la violencia en los setenta (publicidades y películas). Me pareció un complemento del de Marina Franco (Un enemigo para la nación. Orden interno, violencia y “subversión”) en su desmitificación (aunque ya la verdad que queda poco mito) sobre el carácter de "oasis democrático" del tercer peronismo.
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