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."

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

View: 6768

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

View: 7513

"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

View: 1357

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

View: 3986

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

View: 3935

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

View: 8440

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: 5273

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

View: 6322

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.

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

View: 5291

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

Las Mamis

Escritores latinos recuerdan a sus madres

Author: Esmeralda Santiago,Joie Davidow

Publisher: Vintage Espanol

ISBN: 0307565912

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 4231

Una maravillosa nueva antología de las editoras de Las Christmas en la que nuestros más admirados autores latinos comparten las memorias de sus madres. Las mujeres retratadas cariñosamente en Las Mamis son una muestra representativa de la vida y cultura latinas. Ellas vienen de familias ricas de las grandes ciudades latinoamericanas, pero también de familias rurales inmigrantes, y comparten, en contra todo pronóstico, una extraordinaria fuerza interior. Presionadas por las tensiones entre las expectativas culturales, las circunstancias y la religión, ellas han manejado los retos de la maternidad, dejando legados duraderos a sus hijos. En estas vívidas, conmovedoras y en ocasiones divertidas reminiscencias, todas impregnadas de un evidente sabor latino, Las Mamis celebra la universalidad del amor de familia, y del vínculo especial entre las madres y los hijos. Escritores incluidos: Esmeralda Santiago, Piri Thomas, Marjorie Agosín, Junot Díaz, Alba Ambert, Liz Balmaseda, Mandalit del Barco, Gioconda Belli, María Escandón, Dagoberto Gilb, Francisco Goldman, Jaime Manrique, Gustavo Pérez-Firmat, Ilan Stavans.

Emotionale Alchemie

der Schlüssel zu Glück und innerem Frieden

Author: Tara Bennett-Goleman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596159574


Page: 478

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Mein Name ist Luz


Author: Elsa Osorio

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518739107

Category: Fiction

Page: 424

View: 5459

Systematisch wurden in den Jahren der argentinischen Diktatur (1976-1983) die Babys inhaftierter Regimegegnerinnen geraubt und von Militärs adoptiert. Viele Jahre später versucht eine junge Frau – Opfer dieser Praxis –, Licht in das Dunkel ihrer Herkunft zu bringen. Alle ihre inneren Kräfte muß Luz dabei aufbieten, um von den Schatten der Vergangenheit nicht erdrückt zu werden.

Verlust, Trauma und Resilienz

die therapeutische Arbeit mit dem "uneindeutigen Verlust"

Author: Pauline Boss

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608944754

Category: Adaptation, psychological

Page: 315

View: 3780

Der Träumer

Author: Pam Muñoz Ryan

Publisher: Aladin

ISBN: 9783848920075

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5929

Neftali ist 8 und lebt mit seiner Familie in Temuco, einer kleinen Stadt im Süden Chiles. Sein Vater ist streng und wünscht sich, dass er etwas „Vernünftiges“ lernt. Aber Neftalis Leidenschaft ist das Lesen und das Sammeln - Blätter, Steine, Vogelnester, Tannenzapfen, Muscheln. Und immer gibt es dazu Geschichten, die sich Neftali ausdenkt, und Wörter, die er auf Zettel schreibt und in seine Schublade steckt. Seine Schätze. Endlich kommt der Sommer, an dem sie ans Meer fahren, an den Pazifik, der rauh ist und kalt, aber so unendlich weit und wunderschön. Und all sein Hoffen ist, das der Vater vielleicht am Meer nicht so streng ist wie sonst. Am Ende dieses einfühlsamen und warmherzigen Romans, Neftali ist inzwischen 15, müssen wir lernen, dass irgendwann jeder seinen Weg gehen muss, so schwer er auch ist und so schmerzlich Abschiede sind. Neftali geht zum Studium nach Santiago, und aus dem Jungen aus dem Süden wird der berühmte Schriftsteller Pablo Neruda. Peter Sis, den wir aus der „Konferenz der Vögel“ kennen, hat das Buch durchillustriert und gestaltet und es auch optisch zu einem Kunstwerk gemacht.

Die Erfindung der Kindheit


Author: Alejandro Zambra

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 351879020X

Category: Fiction

Page: 167

View: 3573

Es sind die Jahre der chilenischen Militärdiktatur, aber seine Eltern verlieren kein Wort darüber. Er selbst lernt gerade zu lesen und zu schreiben und malt schöne Bilder, und wie sollte er da begreifen, dass seine heile Vorstadtwelt so harmlos nicht ist? Als ein Mädchen aus der Nachbarschaft ihn bittet, ihren Onkel zu beschatten, willigt er unbedarft ein. Und verstrickt sich auf eine Weise, die ihn sein Leben lang quälen wird. Die Erfindung der Kindheit handelt von dem mal melancholischen, mal wütenden Unterfangen, in den Trümmern der eigenen Geschichte eine verbindliche Wahrheit zu finden – ein Roman von blendender Strahlkraft und beeindruckender Tiefenschärfe. Und das bewegende Porträt einer ganzen Generation, die sich um ihre Vergangenheit betrogen fühlt. -- „Ein Buch von unglaublicher Intensität!“ La Vanguardia

Zwischen Widerstand und Martyrium

Die Zeugen Jehovas im "Dritten Reich"

Author: Detlef Garbe

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3486594435

Category: History

Page: 605

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Bis heute gehören die Zeugen Jehovas zu den weitgehend vergessenen Opfern des NS-Regimes. Sie wurden bereits Mitte 1933 und von da an mit unerbittlicher Härte bekämpft. Keine andere Religionsgemeinschaft hat mit einer vergleichbaren Geschlossenheit und Unbeugsamkeit dem nationalsozialistischen Druck widerstanden. Der Bekennermut der "Bibelforscher" beschäftigte zeitweilig höchste Stellen in Justiz, Polizei und SS. Sie waren die einzige Gruppe, die ungeachtet drohender Todesstrafe geschlossen den Kriegsdienst verweigerte. Die Auswertung bislang unbekannter Archivalien, Interviews mit Überlebenden und die kritische Auseinandersetzung mit ihrem Schrifttum bilden die Basis für diese erste umfassende sozialgeschichtliche Darstellung über die Verfolgung der Zeugen Jehovas im Nationalsozialismus. The religious community of Jehovas Witnesses is one of the almost forgotten groups of Nazi victims. Jehovas Witnesses constituted no more than a half per mille of the German population, about 25,000-30,000 people, but they were one of the most fiercely persecuted religious groups in the Third Reich. They even were the first group to be outlawed by the Nazi regime, as early as 1933. In spite of this, they continued in their resistance, eoften arning incarceration in the concentration camps. Even there, they refused to work for the armaments. The collective refusal of their men to serve as soldiers in the war led many of them to their deaths by court martial.

From this Moment

Author: Lauren Barnholdt

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641167442

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3220

Aven Shepard kann sich nichts Schlimmeres vorstellen, als mit ihren beiden ehemals besten Freundinnen Lyla und Quinn auf der Klassenfahrt in Florida in ein Zimmer gepfercht zu werden. Schließlich hat sie sich bereits eine riesige Herausforderung vorgenommen: Ihrem besten Freund Liam zu gestehen, dass sie ihn liebt – und zwar seit Jahren. Obwohl er in festen Händen ist. Obwohl sie einen klasse Typen gefunden hat, der sie zur Abwechslung ebenfalls mag. Und obwohl sie weiß, dass es kein Zurück gibt und ihre Freundschaft vorbei ist, sobald sie Liam die Wahrheit sagt ...

Dolly City

Author: Orly Castel-Bloom

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3688116739

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 7531

Orly Castel-Bloom, geboren 1960 in Tel Aviv als Kind von Einwanderern aus Ägypten, studierte Film an der Universität Tel Aviv, wo sie nach längeren Aufenthalten in Italien und Frankreich lebt. Für ihren Roman «Heichan Ani Nimtzeit» erhielt sie 1990 den Literaturpreis der Stadt Tel Aviv. 1992 wurde ihr der «Literaturpreis des Premierministers» verliehen. Orly Castel-Bloom ist verheiratet und hat zwei Kinder.