Электронная книга: Nelly Richard «Eruptions of Memory. The Critique of Memory in Chile, 1990-2015»

Eruptions of Memory. The Critique of Memory in Chile, 1990-2015

In this important book, one of Latin America’s foremost critical theorists examines the use and abuse of memory in the wake of the social and political trauma of Pinochet’s Chile. Focusing on the period 1990–2015, Nelly Richard denounces the politics and aesthetics of forgetting that have underpinned both the protracted transition out of dictatorship and the denial of justice to its survivors and victims. What are the perils and social costs of a culture of forgetting? What forms do memories of injustice take in newly formed democracies? How might a history of violence and an ethics of reparation be reconciled in post-autocratic societies? In addressing these and other questions, Richard exposes the abuses of the past and the present while also attending to the residues of memory that are manifested in street protests, literature, and the media, and in artistic practices from architecture and urban design to installation andfilm. While cultural artifacts can be powerful devices for resistance and critique, Richard argues that they can also be complicit in reproducing and collaborating with forms of institutional and political oblivion. Both within Chile and beyond, Richard offers a trenchant critique of how authoritarian regimes and neoliberal states whittle away at memory’s critical capacity. At a time of seismic political realignments in Latin America and internationally, Eruptions of Memory makes a powerful case for the ethical, political, and aesthetic value of memory.

Издательство: "John Wiley&Sons Limited"

ISBN: 9781509532292

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Nelly Richard

Nelly Richard is a French-born cultural theorist now based in Chile and editor of the Revista de crítica cultural. Among her books are The Insubordination of Signs and Cultural Residues.

Critic Jon Beasley-Murray writes in a review of her work that "Nelly Richard has been for over two decades the most tireless campaigner and theorist for the potential and role of art, first in dictatorial and then in postdictatorial Chile, and more broadly in the current neoliberal and postideological condition that first emerged under General Augusto Pinochet but now affects us all."[1]

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References

  • Beasley-Murray, Jon (Fall 2005), "Reflections in a Neoliberal Store Window: Nelly Richard and the Chilean Avant-Garde", Art Journal 64 (3): 126–129, JSTOR 20068407 .


Источник: Nelly Richard

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