Reframing the Transitional Justice Paradigm: Women’s Affective Memories in Post-Dictatorial Argentina

Authored by: Jill Stockwell

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Political Transitions, Transitional Justice
Country: Argentina
Region: Latin America and the Caribbean
Year: 2014
Citation: Stockwell, Jill. Reframing the Transitional Justice Paradigm: Women's Affective Memories in Post-Dictatorial Argentina. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2014.

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This book explores some of the consequences of political and state violence in Argentina during the 1970s and 1980s. More than three decades since the completion of a transitional process of truth and justice was declared in Argentina, Stockwell seeks to analyze women’s memories of violence in light of their subsequent experiences and, with temporal distance, to understand any reinterpretations or new meanings they may have made to their lived experiences. She explores the process of Argentine women recalling their individual past memories and the various internal layers and levels at which this takes place. She was interested in gaining insight into the myriad issues that impact on the women’s assimilation of their traumatic pasts.