Cover

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Half Title, Series Page, Title Page, Copyright

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Contents

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pp. v-vi

List of Illustrations

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pp. vii-viii

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-x

I received much support and encouragement from numerous colleagues during the process of researching and writing this book, and I thank you all for your advice and solidarity with this endeavor. I especially thank two mentors at the University of Arizona, Kátia da Costa Bezerra and Abraham Acosta, for reading and offering insightful comments on early chapter drafts, ...

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Introduction

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pp. 3-30

On December 7, 2010, members of the federal and metropolitan police forces converged upon hundreds of families who had occupied large portions of the Parque Indoamericano, the second-largest public park in Buenos Aires, Argentina, located in the working-class southern part of the city. ...

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Chapter 1. Nunca más/Nunca mais: The Ethical Fusion of Memory and Human Rights in Postdictatorial Culture

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pp. 31-62

¡Nunca más! Nunca mais! Never again! This iconic phrase, which originally gained prominence in the aftermath of the Holocaust1 and echoes publications of the same name in Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay following the military dictatorships responsible for the detention, torture, and murder, of thousands of people from the 1960s to the 1980s, ...

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Chapter 2. The Politics and Aesthetics of Resistance: Memory and Subjectivity at the Memorial da Resistência in São Paulo

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pp. 63-100

The Memorial da Resistência (MDR) occupies the bottom floor of the Estação Pinacoteca Museu de Arte Contemporâneo (Pinacoteca Station Museum of Contemporary Art) in the Luz neighborhood of São Paulo. The building, located at 66 Largo General Osório, was constructed in 1914 to house central offices and warehouses ...

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Chapter 3. Melancholy and Dissensus: Postdictatorial Subjectivity at the Centro Cultural y Museo de la Memoria in Montevideo

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pp. 101-140

The Centro Cultural y Museo de la Memoria (MUME) is located on the grounds of the nineteenth-century home of dictator Máximo Santos in the Prado Norte neighborhood of Montevideo, Uruguay. The neighborhood is off the beaten path for tourists and residents alike—nearly an hour-long bus ride from either the historic Ciudad Vieja ...

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Chapter 4. The Subjects of Memory and Human Rights: Aesthetics and Politics at the Espacio para la Memoria y la Promoción y Defensa de los Derechos Humanos in Buenos Aires

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pp. 141-186

Located on the immense grounds of the former Navy Mechanics School (Escuela de Mecánica de la Armada, ESMA)1 on a major thoroughfare in an easily accessed upper-middle-class neighborhood of Buenos Aires, the Espacio para la Memoria y la Promoción y Defensa de los Derechos Humanos (Espacio Memoria or EMPDDHH) ...

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Conclusion: Beyond the Ethical Fusion of Memory and Human Rights in Postdictatorship

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pp. 187-196

One of the images included in Sub’s La conquista del Indoamericano series is a wide-angle shot of the remnants of the occupation of the immense park on the south side of Buenos Aires. A lone transport belonging to the national guard sits in the center of the image, while a group of military personnel surveys the remains of makeshift ...

Notes

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pp. 197-234

Bibliography

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pp. 235-246

Index

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pp. 247-254