Pushing the Boundaries of Latin American Testimony: Meta-morphoses and Migrations

Hardcover | January 15, 2012

EditorJanis Breckenridge, Louise Detwiler

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This collection of testimonio analysis from Louise Detwiler and Janis Breckenridge moves the engagement with these urgent life stories into the twenty-first century. The collection's twelve essays - by both distinguished and emerging scholars - feature contemporary concepts such as truth commissions, the post-revolutionary era, insile writing, ecology, and the nonhuman biotic witness. Also explored are the novel media of religious radio, documentary film, community embroideries, and comics. An interdisciplinary and geographically diverse collection. Pushing the Boundaries of Latin American Testimony will stimulate much discussion among readers with an interest in the fields of Latin American studies, life writing, human rights, women's studies, dictatorships and revolutions, and trauma studies.

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This collection of testimonio analysis from Louise Detwiler and Janis Breckenridge moves the engagement with these urgent life stories into the twenty-first century. The collection's twelve essays - by both distinguished and emerging scholars - feature contemporary concepts such as truth commissions, the post-revolutionary era, insile ...

LOUISE DETWILER is an associate professor of Spanish and chair of the Department Modern Languages and Intercultural Studies at Salisbury University. She has authored nine articles in peer-reviewed journals and is a former recipient of the M/MLA Women's Caucus Distinguished Paper Award for her study of Alicia Partnoy's testimony, The L...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:282 pages, 9.7 × 5.67 × 0.88 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023033847X

ISBN - 13:9780230338470

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Points of Departure - Louise Detwiler & Janis Breckenridge
PART I: MOVING THEORIES: NEOLIBERALISM AND COALITIONS
Writing Fabio Argueta: Testimonio, Ethnography, and Human Rights in the Neoliberal Age - Leigh Binford
Testimonio and Its Travelers: Feminist Deployments of a Genre in Action - Patricia Connolly
PART II: POSITIONING OPPOSITIONAL PERFORMANCES: CLANDESTINE, RELUCTANT, AND FALSE WITNESSES
Hiding the Camera in Miguel Littin's Acta General de Chile - David William Foster
Guerilla Narratives through the Kaleidoscope of Time: Nicaragua and the Revolution that Was - Julia M. Medina
Bearing False Witness? The Politics of Identity in Elsa Osorio's My Name is Light( A veinte años, Luz) - Nancy J. Gates-Madsen
PART III: CONNECTED COMMUNITIES: EMERGING CONTEXTS AND MERGING MEDIUMS
Testimony in Truth Commissions and Social Movements in Latin America - Lynn Stephen
Rumors as Testimonios of Insile in La mujer en cuestión( The Woman in Question) by María Teresa Andruetto - Corinne Pubill
Accomplishing "Tellable-Tellings": Managing Displays of Faith on Live Radio - Melissa Guzman
Embroidered Discourse/s Break the Silence: The CPR-Sierra of Guatemala (Re)vive Testimonio - T. M. Linda Scholz
PART IV: NOVEL LANDSCAPES: COUNTER-GEOGRAPHIES, GRAPHICS, AND TERRA-TRAUMA
Ciudad Juárez as a Palimpsest: Searching for Ecotestimonios - Alice Driver
Drawing the Line Between Memory, History, and Artistic Re/creation: Miguel Gallardo and Carlos Giménez's Graphic Testimonies - Janis Breckenridge
Witnessing the Earth through Gaspar Pedro González's El 13 B'aktun: La Nueva Era 2012( 13 B'aktun: Mayan Visions of 2012 and Beyond) - Louise Detwiler
Conclusion: "Something that Might Resemble a Call": Testimonial Theory and Practice in the Twenty-First Century - Kimberly A. Nance