Abstract

In this interview, Jean Franco discusses her new book, Cruel Modernity (Duke University Press, 2013), which examines the conditions under which acts of cruelty were, and continue to be, instruments of power and social control in Latin America. During her conversation with Cristina Pérez Jiménez, Franco reflects on the roles of the Latin American state in the perpetration of crimes and of the United States in abetting cruelty in the region, the history of ethnocide in Guatemala, the function of art as witness to atrocity, the current memorialization projects in Latin America, and what lies ahead.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1080-6490
Print ISSN
0003-0678
Pages
pp. 791-800
Launched on MUSE
2014-09-08
Open Access
No
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