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Ice and Political Heat

Macarena Gómez-Barris

in Where Memory Dwells

Published by University of California Press

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780520255838
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520942493 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520255838.003.0001
Ice and Political Heat

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Starting from the rupture and afterlife of large-scale physical, psychic, and symbolic violence, this chapter examines the afterlife of the Chilean dictatorship in the cultural arena. One central objective is to note how the cultural realm is often a critical arena of struggle, engagement, and identification, where the past gives vitality and social meaning for the present to those directly affected by violence.

Keywords: Chile; Chilean dictatorship; culture; violence

Chapter.  9992 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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