Springer Series in Transitional Justice

Reframing the Transitional Justice Paradigm

Women's Affective Memories in Post-Dictatorial Argentina

Authors: Stockwell, Jill

  • Examines the role of individual emotions in forming collective memories in Argentina
  • Draws upon first-hand oral testimonies from Argentinian women
  • Synthesizes the existing body of literature to trace the traumatic historical events in Argentina
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About this book

This volume explores the evolving and complex memorial consequences of state-sponsored violence in post-dictatorial Argentina. Specifically, it looks at the power and significance of personal emotions and affects in shaping memorial culture. This volume contends that we need to look beyond political and ideological contestations to a deeper level of how memorial cultures are formed and sustained. It argues that we cannot account for the politics of memory in modern-day Argentina without acknowledging and exploring the role played by individual emotions and affects in generating and shaping collective emotions and affects. Drawing from direct testimony from Argentinian women who have experienced political and physical violence, the research in this volume aims at understanding how their memories may be a different source of insight into the deep animosities within and between Argentine memorial cultures.

In direct contrast to the nominally objective and universalist sensibility that traditionally has driven transitional justice endeavours, this volume examines how affective memories of trauma are a potentially disruptive power within the reconciliation paradigm—and thus affect should be taken into account when considering transitional justice. Accordingly, Cultures of Remembrance for Women in Post-Dictatorial Argentina is an excellent resource for those interested in human rights, transitional justice, clinical psychology and social work, and Latin American conflicts.

About the authors

Jill Stockwell is a social researcher with expertise in the impact of conflict on individuals and societies. Her current research interests include memory studies, transitional justice studies, affect, trauma, testimony, and Latin American studies. She recently completed her PhD with the Institute of Social Research at the Swinburne University of Technology as part of the research team on the project, ‘Social Memory and Historical Justice: How Democratic Societies Remember and Forget the Victimisation of Minorities in the Past’.

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  • Due: October 14, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38046-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reframing the Transitional Justice Paradigm
Book Subtitle
Women's Affective Memories in Post-Dictatorial Argentina
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Transitional Justice
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03853-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03853-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-03852-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38046-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 170
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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