Resistance To Political Violence In Latin America: Documenting Atrocity by Oriana BernasconiResistance To Political Violence In Latin America: Documenting Atrocity by Oriana Bernasconi

Resistance To Political Violence In Latin America: Documenting Atrocity

byOriana Bernasconi

Hardcover | June 4, 2019

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This book analyzes state terror documentation as a form of peaceful resistance to oppressive regimes through substantial research in human rights archives that registered violations perpetrated by Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship in Chile. The contributors provide in-depth analysis on state violence documentation, denunciation and resistance and how it affected civilians, activists and victims.  Additionally, the project introduces research in transitional contexts (post-dictatorship, post-apartheid and post-colonialism) showing the role of documentation practices in achieving truth, reparation and justice. This work will be relevant to academics, students and researchers in the fields of political science, political history, Latin American and memory studies.  


Oriana Bernasconi  is Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Chile. Her research focuses on political violence, knowledge and subjectivities. 
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Title:Resistance To Political Violence In Latin America: Documenting AtrocityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:258 pagesPublished:June 4, 2019Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3030170454

ISBN - 13:9783030170455

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: A Civilian Response to State Terror
Oriana Bernasconi 

2. Political Technologies of Registration and Denunciation of State Violence
Oriana Bernasconi 

3. How to sustain a human rights organisation under state violence
Oriana Bernasconi, Manuel Gárate, Rodrigo Suárez and Daniela Mansilla

4. Professions and Profiles: Epistemic Communities and the Registration of Human Rights Violations
María Soledad del Villar, Boris Hau, María Teresa Johansson and Manuel Guerrero Antequera  

5. Making state violence visible: Documenting, investigating and denouncing atrocities
Oriana Bernasconi and Elizabeth Lira K.

6. The repertoire of Political violence: naming, defining and classifying
Oriana Bernasconi, Loreto López and Marcela Ruiz

7. Registration and documentation of State violence as judicial evidence in human rights trials
Boris Hau, Francesca Lessa and Hugo Rojas

8. Conclusion: Documentation of State Terrorism as Resistance
Oriana Bernasconi

9. Epilogue
Elizabeth Lira K.