Accounting for Violence: Marketing Memory in Latin America (Cultures and Practice of Violence)

Accounting for Violence: Marketing Memory in Latin America (Cultures and Practice of Violence)

By: Ksenija Bilbija (editor), Leigh A. Payne (editor)Paperback

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Accounting for Violence offers bold new perspectives on the politics of memory in Latin America. Scholars from across the humanities and social sciences provide in-depth analyses of the political economy of memory in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay, countries that emerged from authoritarian rule in the 1980s and 1990s. The contributors take up issues of authenticity and commodification, as well as the "never again" imperative implicit in memory goods and memorial sites. They describe how bookstores, cinemas, theaters, the music industry, and television shows (and their commercial sponsors) trade in testimonial and fictional accounts of the authoritarian past; how tourist itineraries have come to include trauma sites and memorial museums; and how memory studies has emerged as a distinct academic field profiting from its own journals, conferences, book series, and courses. The memory market, described in terms of goods, sites, producers, marketers, consumers, and patrons, presents a paradoxical situation. On the one hand, commodifying memory potentially cheapens it. On the other hand, too little public exposure may limit awareness of past human-rights atrocities; such awareness may help to prevent their recurring. Contributors. Rebecca J. Atencio, Ksenija Bilbija, Jo-Marie Burt, Laurie Beth Clark, Cath Collins, Susana Draper, Nancy Gates-Madsen, Susana Kaiser, Cynthia E. Milton, Alice A. Nelson, Carmen Oquendo Villar, Leigh A. Payne, Jose Ramon Ruisanchez Serra, Maria Eugenia Ulfe

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Ksenija Bilbija is Professor of Spanish and Director of the Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Leigh A. Payne is Professor of Sociology and Latin American studies at the University of Oxford and Visiting Professor of Political Science and Global Studies at the University of Minnesota.


Foreword: On Memory and Memorials / Luisa Valenzuela, translated by Catherine Jagoe ix Acknowledgments xiii Introduction. Time is Money: The Memory Market in Latin America / Ksenija Bilbija and Leigh A. Payne 1 A Prime Time to Remember: Memory Merchandising in Globo's Anos Rebeldes / Rebecca J. Atencio 41 Accounting for Murder: The Contested Narratives of Life and Death of Maria Elena Moyano / Jo-Marie Burt 69 Trauma Tourism in Latin America / Laurie Beth Clark and Leigh A. Payne 99 The Business of Memory: Reconstructing Torture Centers as Shopping Malls and Tourist Sites / Susana Draper 127 Marketing and Sacred Space: The Parque de la Memoria in Buenos Aries / Nancy Gates-Madsen 151 Reading '68: The Tlatelolco Memorial and Gentrification in Mexico City / Jose Ramon Ruisanchez Serra 179 Promoting Peru: Tourism and Post-Conflict Memory / Cynthia Milton and Maria Eugenia Ulfe 207 The Moral Economy of Memory: Public and Private Commemorative Space in Post-Pinochet Chile / Cath Collins 235 Dress for Success: Fashion, Memory, and Media Representation of Augusto Pinochet / Carmen Oquendo Villar 265 Tortured by Fashion: Making Memory through Corporate Advertising / Ksenija Bilbija 291 Memory Inventory: The Production and Consumption of Memory Goods in Argentina / Susana Kaiser 313 Conclusion. Marketing Discontent: The Political Economy of Memory in Latin America / Alice A. Nelson 339 Bibliography 365 Contributors 381 Index 385

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  • publication date: 15/08/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780822350422
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 424
  • ID: 9780822350422
  • weight: 576
  • ISBN10: 0822350424

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