Body, Nation, and Narrative in the Americas

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  • Kristin E. Pitt

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This book contextualizes 21st century representations of disappearance, torture, and detention within a historical framework of inter-American narratives. Examining a range of sources, Pitt finds a persistent focus on the body that links contemporary practices of political terror to concerns about corporality and sovereignty.


21st century America body corpus memory migration Narrative nation oral discourse torture William Faulkner

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