By Daniela Jara
This publication examines thoughts of political violence in Chile after the 1973 coup and a 17-years-long dictatorship. in keeping with person and workforce interviews, it makes a speciality of the second one iteration kids, adults this day, born to folks who have been rivals of Pinochet´s regime. targeting their lived adventure, the intersection among deepest and public nation-states in the course of Pinochet’s politics of worry regime, and the afterlife of violence within the post-dictatorship, the publication is worried with new dilemmas and views that stem from the intergenerational transmission of political thoughts. It displays seriously at the function of relatives thoughts within the broader box of reminiscence in Chile, demonstrating the dynamics of ways later generations applicable and inhabit their kin political legacies. The booklet indicates how the second one iteration cultural reminiscence redefines the concept that of victimhood and propels society right into a broader technique of recognition.
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111). 21. Another example of the concerns raised in these debates was Landsberg’s book on the USA mass culture of memory (2013). Therein she developed the concept of ‘prosthetic memory’. Like Hirsch’s, her theory is ‘based upon the idea that our individual and social memories are increasingly “indirect” experiences, construed through mediatization and dislocation’ (Hohenlohe 2011). In Landsberg’s words: ‘modernity makes possible and necessary a new form of public cultural memory. ] In the process I am describing the person does not simply apprehend a historical narrative but takes on a more personal, WHEN THE PAST MATTERS 22.
These forms of exploration refer not only to a topology of the mind, but also draw attention to forms of listening to that which has not been named yet and therefore remains unsaid. In Gordon’s words: What is distinctive about haunting is that it is an animated state in which a repressed or unresolved social violence is making itself known, sometimes very directly, sometimes more obliquely. I used the term haunting to describe those singular yet repetitive instances when home becomes unfamiliar, when your bearings on the world lose direction, when the over-anddone-with comes alive, when what’s been in your blind spot comes into view.
45) In this sense, the category of the second generation sheds light on family histories and affective legacies and defines them as lens for remembering the past. For Robert Miller: ‘The term “generation” has multiple meanings and needs to be clarified into (a) generations in the sense of parent/children family generations and (b) periods of significant social experience—cohort generations’ (Miller 2007, p. ix). I use the term in both senses in this book. It refers to family generations, to the children of parents who were in the opposition to Pinochet’s regime, the majority of whom experienced various forms of state violence or authoritarianism.