Meanings of Violence in Contemporary Latin America

Editors: Rueda, Maria Helena, Polit Dueñas, Gabriela (Eds.)

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About this book

This volume includes contributions of scholars from various fields - the social sciences, journalism, the humanities and the arts - whose work offers insightful and innovative ways to understand the devastating and unprecedented forms of violence currently experienced in Latin America. As an interdisciplinary endeavor, it offers an array of perspectives that contribute to ongoing debates in the study of violence in the region.

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GABRIELA POLIT Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Austin, USA.   MARIA HELENA RUEDA Assistant Professor at Smith College, USA.

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"This book addresses some of the most important topics on violence throughout the Americas. It constitutes a good reader for students to learn what violence has brought to the continent and to decide what are the networks of meaning violence relates to." - Prof. Ileana Rodríguez, Humanities Distinguished Professor, The Ohio State University


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-10

    Dueñas, Gabriela Polit (et al.)

  • Txitzi’n for the Poxnai: Indigenous Women’s Discourses on Revolutionary Combat

    Pages 11-35

    Arias, Arturo

  • Against Violence and Oblivion: The Case of Colombia’s Disappeared

    Pages 37-52

    Alarcóon, María Victoria Uribe

  • Facing Unseen Violence: Ex-combatants Painting the War in Colombia

    Pages 53-74

    Rueda, María Helena

  • Considerations on Violence, the Global South, and an Aesthetics of Sobriety

    Pages 75-89

    Herlinghaus, Hermann

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Meanings of Violence in Contemporary Latin America
Editors
  • Maria Helena Rueda
  • Gabriela Polit Dueñas
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-12003-7
DOI
10.1057/9780230120037
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-11378-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29554-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 258
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