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Peru's Truth and Reconciliation Commission not only documented the political violence of the 1980s and 1990s but also gave Peruvians a unique opportunity to examine the causes and nature of that violence. In Art from a Fractured Past, scholars and artists expand on the commission's work, arguing for broadening the definition of the testimonial to include various forms of artistic production as documentary evidence. Their innovative focus on representation offers new and compelling perspectives on how Peruvians experienced those years and how they have attempted to come to terms with the memories and legacies of violence. Their findings about Peru offer insight into questions of art, memory, and truth that resonate throughout Latin America in the wake of "dirty wars" of the last half century. Exploring diverse works of art, the contributors show that art, not constrained by literal truth, can generate new opportunities for empathetic understanding and solidarity.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction - Art from Peru’s Fractured Past
  2. Cynthia E. Milton
  3. pp. 1-34
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  1. Part One - Visual Representations of Recent Pasts
  1. One - Images of Truth: Rescuing Memories of Peru’s Internal War through Testimonial Art
  2. Cynthia E. Milton
  3. pp. 37-74
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  1. Two - Chungui: Ethnographic Drawings of Violence and Traces of Memory
  2. Edilberto Jiménez Quispe
  3. pp. 75-102
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  1. Three - Narrating Stories, Representing Memories: Retablos and Violence in Peru
  2. María Eugenia Ulfe
  3. pp. 103-124
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  1. Part Two - Telling Stories of Political Violence
  1. Four - Violence, Guilt, and Repetition: Alonso Cueto’s Novel La Hora Azul
  2. Víctor Vich
  3. pp. 127-138
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  1. Five - Rupay: (Hi)stories of Political Violence in Peru, 1980–1984
  2. Luis Rossell, Alfredo Villar, Jesús Cossio
  3. pp. 139-152
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  1. Six - Ayacuchano Cinema and the Filming of Violence: Interview with Palito Ortega Matute
  2. Ponciano del Pino
  3. pp. 153-176
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  1. Part Three - Performing a Fractured Past
  1. Seven - Commemorative Paths in Sacsamarca
  2. Ricardo Caro Cárdenas
  3. pp. 179-196
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  1. Eight - Colliding with Memory: Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani’s Sin Título, Técnica Mixta
  2. Cynthia M. Garza
  3. pp. 197-216
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  1. Nine - The “Voice of the Victims” : Testimonial Songs in Rural Ayacucho
  2. Jonathan Ritter
  3. pp. 217-254
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  1. Afterword - The Artist’s Truth: The Post-Auschwitz Predicament after Latin America’s Age of Dirty Wars
  2. Steve J. Stern
  3. pp. 255-276
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 277-292
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 293-296
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 297-307
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780822377467
Related ISBN
9780822355151
MARC Record
OCLC
1103699982
Pages
280
Launched on MUSE
2019-06-24
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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