Media, Memory, and Human Rights in Chile

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-05-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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This book 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. Through an intricate interplay of censorship, remembrance, and protest, the media and surrounding culture have played a key role in structuring how Chileans interpret their present and past. It is with the media's role in alternately silencing and re-presenting trauma during times of social upheaval and flux, as well as with how audiences respond to these re-presentations, that this book is concerned.

Author Biography

Kristin Sorensen is Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Studies at Bentley University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Television: Self-censorship, Sensationalism, and Structured Absencesp. 29
Documentaries and Contested Historical Memoriesp. 57
The Machuca Phenomenonp. 75
Print Media: Significant Discourse If You Know Where to Lookp. 105
Public Protests: Responding to Silences and Omissionsp. 133
Conclusionp. 143
Notesp. 153
Bibliographyp. 159
Indexp. 179
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