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Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies

The Politics of Postmemory

Violence and Victimhood in Contemporary Argentine Culture

Authors: Maguire, Geoffrey

  • Engages with the wealth of critical material that has been published on Argentine cultural memory over the past two decades
  • Focuses exclusively on the work of the post-dictatorship generation as a distinct area of study
  • Argues for a recontextualisation of Western-focused theories of cultural memory within  contemporary Latin America  
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About this book

This volume examines recent examples of Argentine literature, film, theatre and visual art from the children of the disappeared. By exploring their creative narration of childhood memories and the controversial use of parody, humour and fantasy, Maguire considers how this post-dictatorship generation are increasingly looking towards the past in order to disrupt the politics of the present. More broadly, this interdisciplinary study also scrutinizes the relevance of postmemory in a Latin American context, arguing that the politics of local Argentine memory practices must be taken actively into account if such a theoretical framework is to remain a productive and appropriate analytical lens. The Politics of Postmemory thus engages critically with theories of cultural memory in the Argentine, Latin American and global contexts, resulting in a timely and innovative text that will be of significant interest to students and scholars in the fields of, among others, cultural studies, film studies, critical theory and trauma studies.

About the authors

Dr Geoffrey Maguire is a Junior Research Fellow in Latin American Studies at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge. 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Second Generation in Contemporary Argentina

    Maguire, Geoffrey

    Pages 1-32

  • The Copyright Generation: Historical Memory and the Children of the Disappeared

    Maguire, Geoffrey

    Pages 33-80

  • ‘HIJOS de una misma historia’: Identity Politics and Parody in the Kirchner Era

    Maguire, Geoffrey

    Pages 81-132

  • Hijos guerrilleros: Childhood Militancy and Cinematic Memory

    Maguire, Geoffrey

    Pages 133-182

  • Performing Loss: Materiality and the Repertoire of Absence

    Maguire, Geoffrey

    Pages 183-240

Buy this book

eBook £71.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-51605-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £89.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-51604-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Politics of Postmemory
Book Subtitle
Violence and Victimhood in Contemporary Argentine Culture
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-51605-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-51605-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-51604-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 257
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations
Topics