The Power of Memory and Violence in Central America - Hatcher, Rachel
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This book explores the power of words in post-Peace El Salvador and Guatemala-their violent and equally liberating power. The volume explores the entire post-Peace Accords era in both Central American countries. In "post-conflict" settings, denying or forgetting the repressive past and its many victims does violence to those victims, while remembering and giving testimony about the past can be cathartic for survivors, relatives, and even for perpetrators. This project will appeal to readers interested in development, societies in transition, global peace studies, and Central American studies.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book explores the power of words in post-Peace El Salvador and Guatemala-their violent and equally liberating power. The volume explores the entire post-Peace Accords era in both Central American countries. In "post-conflict" settings, denying or forgetting the repressive past and its many victims does violence to those victims, while remembering and giving testimony about the past can be cathartic for survivors, relatives, and even for perpetrators. This project will appeal to readers interested in development, societies in transition, global peace studies, and Central American studies.
Autorenporträt
Rachel Hatcher is an independent researcher. She held fellowships at the Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice at the University of the Free State, South Africa, and Concordia University, Québec.
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction: On the Calle del Olvido
Chapter 1: The speakers, writers, painters, and plasterers
Chapter 2: Schizophrenic memory in the land of La Eterna Primavera
Chapter 3: Nunca Más in Guatemala
Chapter 4: Verdad or olvido in El Pulgarcito de América
Chapter 5: The past as monument in El Salvador
Chapter 6: Contested discourse in El Salvador and Guatemala
Conclusion: The power of words, and of remembering