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Anti-subversive Repression and Dictatorship in Argentina: An Approach from Northern Patagonia

  • Pablo Scatizza
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Part of the Studies of the Americas book series (STAM)

Abstract

The chapter is devoted to show some particularities of the repressive system during the last dictatorship in Argentina (1976–1983) and to adjust current hypotheses concerning its characteristics, by altering the scale of observation and focusing on the repression dispositif in Northern Patagonia. On the one hand, it rebuts the common sense assumption that “nothing had happened in Patagonia during the 1976 dictatorship” while brings to the fore one pattern of clandestine detention that had been, if not overlooked, at least minimized in comparison with the “clandestine centres of detention” (or “concentration camps”) based on the centre of the country. The proposed scale of observation is considered useful as well as a way to show one further particularity of the dictatorship: the degrees of relative autonomy certain forces or police/security institutions had between 1976 and 1983, when the Armed Forces were in command of the national government and its legal and illegal repressive plans.

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Acknowledgements

I thank the editors of this volume and the Legislature of Neuquén Province as well the Deliberative Council of Neuquén for the financial support to attend the conference that originated this book at UCL. I also thank Ana María Oliva for the proofreading of this article.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pablo Scatizza
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  1. 1.Facultad de Humanidades, Universidad Nacional del ComahueNeuquénArgentina

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