Sunday, February 15, 2004

State Repression and the Struggles for Memory

Dr Rachel Seider, from the Latin American Institute, writes that in State Repression and the Struggles for Memory, Elizabeth Jelin exposes the enduring consequences of repression and the conflicted and contingent nature of memory. Drawing on a wide range of examples, from Bosnia to Rwanda to Argentina's Dirty War, she explores how memory and politics intertwine and the forms in which memory - and forgetting - shape individual and collective identities.