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Pushing the Boundaries of Latin American Testimony

Meta-morphoses and Migrations

Editors: Detwiler, L., Breckenridge, J. (Eds.)

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About this book

Revealing twenty-first century contexts, ground-breaking scenarios, and innovative mediums for this highly contested life writing genre, this volume showcases a new generation of testimonio scholarship.

About the authors

LOUISE DETWILERAssociate Professor of Spanish and Chair of the Department Modern Languages and Intercultural Studies at Salisbury University, USA.
JANIS BRECKENRIDGE Assistant Professor of Spanish at Whitman College, USA.

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'Detwiler and Breckenridge correctly identify a paradigm shift. Testimonio scholarship and the definition of testimonio as text or transcribed oral testimony have limited the role of marginalized groups the texts are meant to empower. Especially in the late-20th-century and early-21st-century contexts of new media, shifting global relations, truth commissions, post-dictatorial societies in Latin America, new social movements, and continued violations of human rights in neoliberal political circumstances, this collection of essays is timely. This book offers a refreshing step beyond the textual confinements of previous testimonio studies to consider other forms of agency, empowerment and denouncement through testifying to lived experience.'

Joanna R. Bartow, associate professor of Spanish, St. Mary's College of Maryland


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction Points of Departure

    Detwiler, Louise (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Writing Fabio Argueta: Testimonio, Ethnography, and Human Rights in the Neoliberal Age

    Binford, Leigh

    Pages 11-36

  • Testimonio and Its Travelers: Feminist Deployments of a Genre at Work

    Connolly, Patricia

    Pages 37-54

  • Hiding the Camera in Miguel Littin’s Acta general de Chile

    Foster, David William

    Pages 57-69

  • Guerrilla Narratives through the Kaleidoscope of Time: Rereading Resistance in Nicaragua

    Medina, Julia M.

    Pages 71-85

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pushing the Boundaries of Latin American Testimony
Book Subtitle
Meta-morphoses and Migrations
Editors
  • L. Detwiler
  • J. Breckenridge
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-01214-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137012142
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-33847-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34145-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 271
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