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Repression, exile, and democracy : Uruguayan culture /
editors, Saúl Sosnowski and Louise B. Popkin ; translated from the Spanish by Louise B. Popkin.
imprint
Durham : Duke University Press, 1993.
description
viii, 259 p.
ISBN
0822312581 (hard) 0822312689 (pbk.)
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imprint
Durham : Duke University Press, 1993.
isbn
0822312581 (hard) 0822312689 (pbk.)
general note
Translation of: Represión, exilio y democracia. College Park, U.S.A. : Universidad de Maryland ; Montevideo : Ediciones de la Banda Oriental, 1987.
catalogue key
3204832
 
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Appeared in Choice on 1993-09:
Wedged between Argentina and Brazil, Uruguay stands as one of the most interesting if least analyzed nations of Latin America. This consequently increases the merit of an uneven collection of essays based on a 1984 colloquium at the University of Maryland. The breadth of the volume is considerable, ranging from politics and the clash of dictatorship and democracy to overviews of music and literature. The essays also run the gamut from a host of very brief commentaries (a dozen pages or less) to in-depth political analyses by Edy Kaufman, Juan Rial, and Martin Weinstein, all of which are useful. While experts on contemporary Uruguay will not find a great deal that is new or startling, others will benefit from a close reading of the collection. It should also be noted, as the editors make clear, that several contributions remain unchanged from the originals, while others have undergone either minor or extensive revision. The translation is very professional. Some essays include citations, but the lack of an overall bibliography is to be regretted. Graduate; faculty. J. D. Martz; Pennsylvania State University, University Park Campus
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"A very original work of fine scholarship, an excellent contribution to the literature on the Uruguyan experience. Its multidisciplinary appeal extends well beyond the study of Uruguay to scholars and students with interest in the histories and cultural realities of other Latin American nations, and even beyond that, to the fields of comparative politics and literature."-Deborah Jakubs, Chair, Council on Latin American Studies
Main Description
Repression, Exile, and Democracy , translated from the Spanish, is the first work to examine the impact of dictatorship on Uruguyan culture. Some of Uruguay's best-known poets, writers of fiction, playwrights, literary critics and social scientists participate in this multidisciplinary study, analyzing how varying cultural expressions have been affected by conditions of censorship, exile and "insilio" (internal exile), torture, and death. The first section provides a context for the volume, with its analyses of the historical, political, and social aspects of the Uruguayan experience. The following chapters explore various aspects of cultural production, including personal experiences of exile and imprisonment, popular music, censorship, literary criticism, return from exile, and the role that culture plays in redemocratization. This book's appeal extends well beyond the study of Uruguay to scholars and students of the history and culture of other Latin American nations, as well as to fields of comparative literature and politics in general. Contributors. Hugo Achugar, Alvarro Barros-L mez, Lisa Block de Behar, Amanda Berenguer, Hiber Conteris, Jos Pedro D az, Eduardo Galeano, Edy Kaufman, Leo Masliah, Carina Perelli, Teresa Porzecanski, Juan Rial, Mauricio Rosencof, Jorge Ruffinelli, Sa l Sosonowski, Martin Weinstein, Ruben Y ez
Main Description
Repression, Exile, and Democracy, translated from the Spanish, is the first work to examine the impact of dictatorship on Uruguyan culture. Some of Uruguay's best-known poets, writers of fiction, playwrights, literary critics and social scientists participate in this multidisciplinary study, analyzing how varying cultural expressions have been affected by conditions of censorship, exile and "insilio" (internal exile), torture, and death. The first section provides a context for the volume, with its analyses of the historical, political, and social aspects of the Uruguayan experience. The following chapters explore various aspects of cultural production, including personal experiences of exile and imprisonment, popular music, censorship, literary criticism, return from exile, and the role that culture plays in redemocratization. This book's appeal extends well beyond the study of Uruguay to scholars and students of the history and culture of other Latin American nations, as well as to fields of comparative literature and politics in general.Contributors.Hugo Achugar, Alvarro Barros-LÉmez, Lisa Block de Behar, Amanda Berenguer, Hiber Conteris, JosÉ Pedro DÍaz, Eduardo Galeano, Edy Kaufman, Leo Masliah, Carina Perelli, Teresa Porzecanski, Juan Rial, Mauricio Rosencof, Jorge Ruffinelli, SaÚl Sosonowski, Martin Weinstein, Ruben YÁÑez
Table of Contents
Editorial Note
As Seen from the Other Shore: Uruguayan Culture
The Role of the Political Parties in the Redemocratization of Uruguay
The Social Imaginary: Utopian Political Myths in Uruguay
The Decline and Fall of Democracy in Uruguay: Lessons for the Future
The Dictatorship and Its Aftermath: The Hidden Wounds
Popular Music: Censorship and Repression
On Suffering, Song, and White Horses
The Repression of Uruguayan Culture: A Response to the People's Response to the Crisis
The Power of Memory and the Memory of Power
The Signs on the Table
From Silence to Eloquence: Critical Resistance or the Ambivalent Aspects of a Discourse in Crisis
On Spatial and Temporal Exile: Expatriation and Prison Life
The Silences of Culture
Fiction and Friction in the Imaginative Narrative Written inside Uruguay
Postdictatorship, Democracy and Culture in the Uruguay of the Eighties
Redemocratization, Culture, Return from Exile (Is It Possible to Go Home Again?)
Uruguay, Inside and Out
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