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The Resource Captive women : oblivion and memory in Argentina, Susana Rotker ; translated by Jennifer French ; foreword by Jean Franco

Captive women : oblivion and memory in Argentina, Susana Rotker ; translated by Jennifer French ; foreword by Jean Franco

Label
Captive women : oblivion and memory in Argentina
Title
Captive women
Title remainder
oblivion and memory in Argentina
Statement of responsibility
Susana Rotker ; translated by Jennifer French ; foreword by Jean Franco
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Argentina is the only country in the Americas that has successfully erased the presence of Indians, Africans, and mestizos from its national story. Official documents, reports, and censuses have largely omitted any references to the country's non-European inhabitants, mirroring official policies that once included the extermination of indigenous peoples and continued to encourage Europeanization well into the twentieth century. In Captive Women, Susana Rotker exposes this concerted act of forgetting by looking at a historical phenomenon that has been expunged from the national record: the widespread kidnapping of white women by Argentine Indians in the nineteenth century. Captivity narratives form a major part of the early colonial literature of the United States, but Argentina has no such tradition. These narratives contradict Argentina's carefully shaped self-image, one historically based on the absence of aboriginal peoples and the impossibility of miscegenation. Captive Women uses close and imaginative readings of military documents, government treaties, travel journals, essays, and memoirs to explore the foundations of Argentina's strategies of silence and its negation of uncomfortable historical realities
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1954-
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Rotker, Susana
Dewey number
982/.00498
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
F2822
LC item number
.R67413 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cultural studies of the Americas
Series volume
v. 10
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  • Indian captivities
  • Women
  • Disappeared persons
  • Argentina
Label
Captive women : oblivion and memory in Argentina, Susana Rotker ; translated by Jennifer French ; foreword by Jean Franco
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Cautivas : olvidos y memoria en la Argentina
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
50511493
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 236 pages
Isbn
9780816640294
Isbn Type
(HC : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002013794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)50511493
Label
Captive women : oblivion and memory in Argentina, Susana Rotker ; translated by Jennifer French ; foreword by Jean Franco
Publication
Note
Translation of: Cautivas : olvidos y memoria en la Argentina
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
50511493
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 236 pages
Isbn
9780816640294
Isbn Type
(HC : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002013794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)50511493

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