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The Resource Afterlives of confinement : spatial transitions in postdictatorship Latin America, Susana Draper

Afterlives of confinement : spatial transitions in postdictatorship Latin America, Susana Draper

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Afterlives of confinement : spatial transitions in postdictatorship Latin America
Title
Afterlives of confinement
Title remainder
spatial transitions in postdictatorship Latin America
Statement of responsibility
Susana Draper
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During the age of dictatorships, Latin American prisons became a symbol for the vanquishing of political opponents, many of whom were never seen again. In the post-dictatorship era of the 1990s, a number of these prisons were repurposed into shopping malls, museums, and memorials. Susana Draper uses the phenomenon of the "opening" of prisons and detention centers to begin a dialog on conceptualizations of democracy and freedom in post-dictatorship Latin America. Focusing on the Southern Cone nations of Uruguay, Chile, and Argentina, Draper examines key works in architecture, film, and literature to peel away the veiled continuity of dictatorial power structures in ensuing consumer cultures. The afterlife of prisons became an important tool in the "forgetting" of past politics, while also serving as a reminder to citizens of the liberties they now enjoyed. In Draper's analysis, these symbols led the populace to believe they had attained freedom, although they had only witnessed the veneer of democracy--in the ability to vote and consume. In selected literary works by Roberto Bolaño, Eleuterio Fernández Huidoboro, and Diamela Eltit and films by Alejandro Agresti and Marco Bechis, Draper finds further evidence of the emptiness and melancholy of underachieved goals in the afterlife of dictatorships. The social changes that did not occur, the inability to effectively mourn the losses of a now-hidden past, the homogenizing effects of market economies, and a yearning for the promises of true freedom are thematic currents underlying much of these texts. Draper's study of the manipulation of culture and consumerism under the guise of democracy will have powerful implications not only for Latin Americanists but also for those studying neoliberal transformations globally
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LGG
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Draper, Susana
Dewey number
980
Index
index present
LC call number
F2217
LC item number
.D73 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Illuminations : cultural formations of the Americas
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  • Southern Cone of South America
  • Southern Cone of South America
  • Spanish American literature
  • Prisons in literature
  • Motion pictures
  • Architecture and society
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Democracy
  • Dictatorship
  • Prisons
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Architecture and society
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Democracy
  • Intellectual life
  • Motion pictures
  • Prisons in literature
  • Social conditions
  • Spanish American literature
  • South America
Label
Afterlives of confinement : spatial transitions in postdictatorship Latin America, Susana Draper
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Afterlife of Prisons -- Prison-Malls : Architectures of Utopic Regeneration -- Literary Afterlives of the Punta Carretas Prison : Tunneling Histories of Freedom -- The Workforce and the Open Prison : Awakening from the Dream of the Chilean Miracle in Diamela Eltit's Mano de obra -- Freedom, Democracy, and the Literary Uncanny in Roberto Bolano's Nocturno de Chile -- Memorialistic Architectonics and Memory Marketing -- It Goes without Seeing : Framing the Future Past of Violence in Postdictatorhip Film
Control code
830023634
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822978060
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt89chr0
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)830023634
Label
Afterlives of confinement : spatial transitions in postdictatorship Latin America, Susana Draper
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Afterlife of Prisons -- Prison-Malls : Architectures of Utopic Regeneration -- Literary Afterlives of the Punta Carretas Prison : Tunneling Histories of Freedom -- The Workforce and the Open Prison : Awakening from the Dream of the Chilean Miracle in Diamela Eltit's Mano de obra -- Freedom, Democracy, and the Literary Uncanny in Roberto Bolano's Nocturno de Chile -- Memorialistic Architectonics and Memory Marketing -- It Goes without Seeing : Framing the Future Past of Violence in Postdictatorhip Film
Control code
830023634
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822978060
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt89chr0
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)830023634

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