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IAS Collaborative Reframing Mass Violence presents Mariana Achugar

Date: 03/06/2014

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Location: 1-109 Herbert M Hanson, Jr Hall

Cost: Free


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.



  • Name: Institute for Advanced Study
  • E-mail: ias@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-626-5054
  • Sponsored by: Institute for Advanced Study, Reframing Mass Violence, Holocaust & Genocide Studies, Human Rights Program

More information: http://ias.umn.edu/2014/03/06/achugar/

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