Resisting Violence: Emotional Communities in Latin America

  • Natalia De Marinis
  • Morna Macleod
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Abstract

This book maps different experiences in recent Latin America history of ordinary women and men’s organized resistance to violence. Developing and broadening the notion of “emotional communities,” a term coined by Colombian anthropologist Myriam Jimeno, this volume explores the emotions and bonds established between victim-survivors, their political and emotional connections with committed academics, social activists, and others, and the ways in which emotions are embodied, enacted, and performed to reach wide audiences. Recent history, the circulation of testimonies through time and space, memory work, and collaborative research are analyzed in-depth through experiences of violence and resistance in Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador. This book takes the reader on a journey through memories of violence and “sparks of hope” in Latin America.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Natalia De Marinis
    • 1
  • Morna Macleod
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Research and Postgraduate Studies in Social AnthropologyVeracruzMexico
  2. 2.Autonomous Morelos State UniversityMorelosMexico

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