Tapestries of Hope, Threads of Love

The Arpillera Movement in Chile

Author: Marjorie Agosín

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742540033

Category: History

Page: 175

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Extrait de la couverture : "This book tells the story of ordinary women living in terror and extreme poverty under General Pinochet's oppressive rule in Chile (1973-1989) and how their lives did and did not change following his reign. These women defied the military dictatorship by embroidering their sorrow on scraps of cloth, using needles and thread as one of the boldest means of popular protest and resistance in Latin America. The arpilleras they made--patchwork tapestries with scenes of everyday life and memorials to their disappeared relatives--were smuggled out of Chile and brought to the world the story of their fruitless searches in jails, morgues, government offices, and the tribunals of law for their husbands, brothers, and sons."

Flight from Chile

voices of exile

Author: Thomas C. Wright,Rody Oñate

Publisher: Univ of New Mexico Pr

ISBN: 9780826318916

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 239

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The first oral history of those who fled the brutality unleashed by the coup over tewnty-five years ago.

The Chile Reader

History, Culture, Politics

Author: Elizabeth Quay Hutchison,Thomas Miller Klubock,Nara B. Milanich,Peter Winn

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822395835

Category: History

Page: 648

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The Chile Reader makes available a rich variety of documents spanning more than five hundred years of Chilean history. Most of the selections are by Chileans; many have never before appeared in English. The history of Chile is rendered from diverse perspectives, including those of Mapuche Indians and Spanish colonists, peasants and aristocrats, feminists and military strongmen, entrepreneurs and workers, and priests and poets. Among the many selections are interviews, travel diaries, letters, diplomatic cables, cartoons, photographs, and song lyrics. Texts and images, each introduced by the editors, provide insights into the ways that Chile's unique geography has shaped its national identity, the country's unusually violent colonial history, and the stable but autocratic republic that emerged after independence from Spain. They shed light on Chile's role in the world economy, the social impact of economic modernization, and the enduring problems of deep inequality. The Reader also covers Chile's bold experiments with reform and revolution, its subsequent descent into one of Latin America's most ruthless Cold War dictatorships, and its much-admired transition to democracy and a market economy in the years since dictatorship.

Contesting Legitimacy in Chile

Familial Ideals, Citizenship, and Political Struggle, 1970-1990

Author: Gwynn Thomas

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271048484

Category: Political Science

Page: 274

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"Examines the role in Chilean politics during the 1970s and 1980s of cultural beliefs and values surrounding the family. Draws on election propaganda, political speeches, press releases, public service campaigns, magazines, newspaper articles, and televised political advertisements"--Provided by publisher.

Media, Memory, and Human Rights in Chile

Author: K. Sorensen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230622135

Category: Political Science

Page: 186

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Sorensen investigates the manner in which Chilean media and public culture discuss human rights violations committed during the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990) as well as human rights problems which still exist.

Violence at the Urban Margins

Author: Javier Auyero,Philippe Bourgois,Nancy Scheper-Hughes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190221488

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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In the Americas, debates around issues of citizen's public safety--from debates that erupt after highly publicized events, such as the shootings of Jordan Davis and Trayvon Martin, to those that recurrently dominate the airwaves in Latin America--are dominated by members of the middle and upper-middle classes. However, a cursory count of the victims of urban violence in the Americas reveals that the people suffering the most from violence live, and die, at the lowest of the socio-symbolic order, at the margins of urban societies. The inhabitants of the urban margins are hardly ever heard in discussions about public safety. They live in danger but the discourse about violence and risk belongs to, is manufactured and manipulated by, others--others who are prone to view violence at the urban margins as evidence of a cultural, or racial, defect, rather than question violence's relationship to economic and political marginalization. As a result, the experience of interpersonal violence among the urban poor becomes something unspeakable, and the everyday fear and trauma lived in relegated territories is constantly muted and denied. This edited volume seeks to counteract this pernicious tendency by putting under the ethnographic microscope--and making public--the way in which violence is lived and acted upon in the urban peripheries. It features cutting-edge ethnographic research on the role of violence in the lives of the urban poor in South, Central, and North America, and sheds light on the suffering that violence produces and perpetuates, as well as the individual and collective responses that violence generates, among those living at the urban margins of the Americas.

Dance, Human Rights, and Social Justice

Dignity in Motion

Author: Naomi Jackson,Toni Shapiro-Phim

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810862182

Category: Music

Page: 398

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Dance, Human Rights, and Social Justice: Dignity in Motion presents a wide-ranging compilation of essays, spanning more than 15 countries. Organized in four parts, the articles examine the regulation and exploitation of dancers and dance activity by government and authoritative groups, including abusive treatment of dancers within the dance profession; choreography involving human rights as a central theme; the engagement of dance as a means of healing victims of human rights abuses; and national and local social/political movements in which dance plays a powerful role in helping people fight oppression. These groundbreaking papers_both detailed scholarship and riveting personal accounts_encompass a broad spectrum of issues, from slavery and the Holocaust to the Bosnian and Rwandan genocides to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; from First Amendment cases and the AIDS epidemic to discrimination resulting from age, gender, race, and disability. A range of academics, choreographers, dancers, and dance/movement therapists draw connections between refugee camp, courtroom, theater, rehearsal studio, and university classroom.

Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy

Guideposts to the Core of Practice

Author: Kirk J. Schneider

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113591835X

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy promises to be a landmark in the fields of psychotherapeutic theory and practice. A comprehensive revision of its predecessor, The Psychology of Existence, co-edited by Kirk Schneider and Rollo May, Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy combines clear and updated guidelines for practice with vivid and timely case vignettes. These vignettes feature the very latest in both mainstream and existential therapeutic integrative application, by the top innovators in the field. The book highlights several notable dimensions: a novel and comprehensive theory of integrative existential practice; a premium on mainstream integrations of existential theory as well as existential-humanistic integrations of mainstream theory; a focus on integrative mainstream as well as existential-humanistic practitioners, students, and theorists; a discussion of short-term and cognitive-behavioral existential-integrative strategies; a focus on ethnic and diagnostic diversity, from case studies of multicultural populations to vignettes on gender, sexuality, and power, and from contributions to the treatment of alcoholism to those elucidating religiosity, psychoses, and intersubjectivity.

Imagination Beyond Nation

Latin American Popular Culture

Author: Eva Bueno,Terry Caesar

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 082299058X

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 5189

An exploration in verse of rites of passage within the Cuban-American culture shows how a combined nostalgia for a lost world and a daily confrontation with American culture leads to self-awareness

Spiritual Mestizaje

Religion, Gender, Race, and Nation in Contemporary Chicana Narrative

Author: Theresa Delgadillo

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822350467

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 275

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Gloria Anzaldúa's narrative innovations and theoretical contributions, particularly her concept of mestiza consciousness, have influenced thinking about colonialism, gender, history, language, religion, sexuality, spirituality, and subjectivity. Yet, as Theresa Delgadillo argues, in spite of this widespread attention, Anzaldúa's theory of spiritual mestizaje has remained under-examined. Delgadillo contends that spiritual mestizaje was central to the queer feminist Chicana theorist's life and thought, and that it provides a critical framework for interpreting contemporary Chicana narratives. First mentioned in Anzaldúa's pioneering bookBorderlands/La Frontera, spiritual mestizaje is a transformative process involving a radical, sustained critique of oppression, and the cultivation of a life engaged with the sacred. Delgadillo analyzes the concept in Anzaldúa's work and in relation to other forms of spirituality and theories of oppression. Demonstrating how contemporary Chicana narratives build on Anzaldúa's theories of spirituality, she interprets novels by Denise Chávez, Demetria Martínez, and Kathleen Alcalá; Norma Cantú's memoirCanícula; and the documentariesFlowers for Guadalupe/Flores para GuadalupeandSeñorita Extraviada. In these powerful cultural critiques, Chicanas offer alternative visions of spirituality as they challenge normative categories of gender, sexuality, nation, and race.


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Publisher: N.A


Category: Fancy work

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Ein diskretes Wunder


Author: Isabel Allende

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518743562

Category: Fiction

Page: 126

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Es ist Liebe auf den ersten Blick. Im strengbewachten Guggenheimmuseum in Bilbao feiern Elena und Pedro eines Nachts ein orgiastisches Fest. Aber wie sind sie hineingekommen? Ein Wunder? Magie? Sinnliche, unerhörte Geschichten erzählt hier Isabel Allende, Geschichten voller Liebe und Erotik, Leidenschaft und übermütigem Humor, Geschichten von starken und eigenwilligen Frauen - und von liebestrunkenen Männern, die nicht immer wissen, wie das Herz einer Frau zu gewinnen ist. »Erfundenes und Erlebtes, Märchen und Mythen mixt die Autorin von "Das Geisterhaus" zu einem exotischen Lesevergnügen.« Westfalenpost

Handbook of Latin American Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Latin America

Page: 931

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Contains scholarly evaluations of books and book chapters as well as conference papers and articles published worldwide in the field of Latin American studies. Covers social sciences and the humanities in alternate years.

Between Hope & Despair

Women Learning Politics

Author: Donna Maureen Chovanec

Publisher: Brunswick Books


Category: Social Science

Page: 128

View: 4792

Based on an empirical study of a women’s movement in Arica, Chile, this exploration documents how this particular group organized to oppose Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. Presenting an analysis of social movements in general as well as their reasons and barriers, this overview is told through the women’s own words and experiences, painting a graphic picture of courage and determination. This gripping narrative also focuses on the political learning and educational processes that emerged from this effort. Three key themes are investigated, including political consciousness, social-movement praxis, and how participation in these struggles has a life-changing effect. Concluding with a discussion of the role of adult education in social movements, this powerful examination is buttressed with actual photographs from the Chilean protest.

Latino and Latina Writers

Author: Alan West

Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons/Reference

ISBN: 9780684312958

Category: American literature

Page: 1072

View: 4033

This title in the Scribner Writers Series provides in-depth biographical and critical essays on more than 50 Latino/Latina writers. Seven thematic essays consider each writer's works in relation to music, language, feminism and other key topics. Covering well-known writers, such as Sandra Cisneros and Luis J. Rodriguez, as well as lesser known but still significant authors, such as Tino Villanueva and Achy Obegas, this set gives researchers detailed coverage of the vibrant works of literature written by Cuban, Dominican, Chicano and Puerto Rican authors.