Children and the Afterlife of State Violence: Memories of by Daniela Jara

By Daniela Jara

This publication examines thoughts of political violence in Chile after the 1973 coup and a 17-years-long dictatorship. in line with person and team interviews, it makes a speciality of the second one new release young ones, adults this present day, born to oldsters who have been competitors of Pinochet´s regime. concentrating on their lived event, the intersection among deepest and public nation-states in the course of Pinochet’s politics of worry regime, and the afterlife of violence within the post-dictatorship, the ebook is worried with new dilemmas and views that stem from the intergenerational transmission of political stories. It displays severely at the function of relations stories within the broader box of reminiscence in Chile, demonstrating the dynamics of ways later generations applicable and inhabit their kin political legacies. The ebook indicates how the second one new release cultural reminiscence redefines the concept that of victimhood and propels society right into a broader strategy of recognition.

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Highlighting the pervasiveness of state violence, the chapter reflects on what an encounter with state violence meant for the children of Pinochet era and how it has left traces in the landscapes of intersubjective life until today. In this chapter, I show how the politics of 24 D. JARA fear promoted by Pinochet’s regime through state terror was accompanied by an increasing fear of the Other which permeated social life in post-coup Chile (Garretón 1992; Lechner 1992; Lira and Castillo 1993) and helped to shape the family as a place invested of feelings of loyalty and tension, in the face of a threatening Other.

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