Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: 1-109 Herbert M Hanson, Jr Hall
Uruguayan Memories of Dictatorship
A talk by Mariana Achugar, Professor of Hispanic Studies, Carnegie Mellon
Why do family conversations matter in processes of intergenerational transmission of traumatic pasts? Achugar will share some examples from a two-year ethnographic project in Uruguay where 20 youth and their families were interviewed. The analysis of the styles of interactions that occur in these families with different backgrounds will show how they make sense of the past and what narratives characterize their recollections. She will then attempt to explain why some conversations produce “more sharable” memories of the dictatorship.
Session 4 in the public, one-credit course Reframing Mass Violence: Human Rights and Social Memory in Latin America and Southern Europe.
More information: http://ias.umn.edu/2014/03/06/achugar/
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