Conversations about Representing the Horror

  • Susana Kaiser
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Oral History book series


So the past has made it into the present. The events of the dictatorship have been transmitted and the communication media have been key sources in this process. The dictatorship’s “textbook” has several and varied pages, presenting multiple portrayals and explanations of the horror that went on. But how is this traumatic past maintaining its presence in the public sphere? What stories are these representations telling? How are they telling them and in which forms?


Young People State Terrorism Traumatic Past Military Junta Violent Past 
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