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Memory Matters in Transitional Peru


Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies book series (PMMS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Margarita Saona
    Pages 1-36
  3. Margarita Saona
    Pages 75-93
  4. Margarita Saona
    Pages 94-130
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 131-159

About this book


Commemorating traumatic events means attempting to activate collective memory. By examining images, metonymic invocations, built environments and digital outreach interventions, this book establishes some of the cognitive and emotional responses that make us incorporate the past suffering of others as a painful legacy of our own.


Collective Memory Memory and Cognition Transitional Justice Social Trauma Empathy Memorials emotion environment ethics intervention memory

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of IllinoisChicagoUSA

About the authors

Margarita Saona is Associate Professor of Latin American Literature and Culture at the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA. She is the author of Novelas Familiares: Figuraciones de la nación en la novela latinoamericana contemporánea and numerous articles on gender, memory, and national identity.

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