Postmemories of Terror

A New Generation Copes with the Legacy of the ‘Dirty War’

  • Authors
  • Susana Kaiser

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Oral History book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Susana Kaiser
    Pages 1-22
  3. Susana Kaiser
    Pages 43-63
  4. Susana Kaiser
    Pages 65-81
  5. Susana Kaiser
    Pages 83-99
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    Pages 101-115
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  13. Back Matter
    Pages 201-242

About this book


Postmemories of Terror focuses on how young Argentineans remember the traumatic events of the military dictatorship (1976-83). This fascinating 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. Susana Kaiser explores how the post-dictatorship generation was reconstructing this past from three main sources: inter-generational dialogue, education and the communication media. These conversations discuss selected and recurrent themes like societal fears and silences, remembering and forgetting, historical explanations and accountability. Together they contribute to our understanding of how communities deal with the legacy of terror.


dictatorship human rights work

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