On (not) coming to terms with the past: Forced disappearance, social catastrophe and the different uses of history in Argentina

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In this paper I examine the ways in which violent acts and human rights abuses taking place in the present are both inscribed into established narratives and at the same time call up and make present meaning-making mechanisms that developed in Argentina during and after the last dictatorial rule. Through an interrogation of a recent disappearance I question the consensus underpinning the idea that dealing with the past (through, for example, the application of the transitional justice toolkit) can ensure social cohesion and democratic norms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe crisis of coming to terms with the past
PublisherLiverpool University Press
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020

    Research areas

  • Transitional Justice, Forced Disappearance, History

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