Resistance to Political Violence in Latin America

Documenting Atrocity

  • Oriana Bernasconi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Oriana Bernasconi, Manuel Gárate, Rodrigo Suárez, Daniela Mansilla
    Pages 41-78
  3. María Soledad Del Villar, Boris Hau, María Teresa Johansson, Manuel Guerrero Antequera
    Pages 79-115
  4. Oriana Bernasconi, Loreto López, Marcela Ruiz
    Pages 161-196
  5. Elizabeth Lira K.
    Pages 241-248
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 249-258

About this book


This book analyzes state terror documentation as a form of peaceful resistance to oppressive regimes through substantial research in human rights archives that registered violations perpetrated by Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship in Chile. The contributors provide in-depth analysis on state violence documentation, denunciation and resistance and how it affected civilians, activists and victims.  Additionally, the project introduces research in transitional contexts (post-dictatorship, post-apartheid and post-colonialism) showing the role of documentation practices in achieving truth, reparation and justice. This work will be relevant to academics, students and researchers in the fields of political science, political history, Latin American and memory studies.  

Oriana Bernasconi is Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Chile. Her research focuses on political violence, knowledge and subjectivities. 


Human rights Latin America Political Violence resistance Memory Development

Editors and affiliations

  • Oriana Bernasconi
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de SociologíaAlberto Hurtado UniversitySantiagoChile

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