Legacies of Violence in Contemporary Spain: Exhuming the Past, Understanding the Present

Ofelia Ferrán, Lisa Hilbink
Routledge, 15 jul. 2016 - 366 páginas

This book provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary study of the multiple legacies of Francoist violence in contemporary Spain, with a special focus on the exhumations of mass graves from the Civil War and post-war era. The various contributions frame their study within a broader reflection on the nature, function and legacies of state-sanctioned violence in its many forms. Offering perspectives from fields as varied as history, political science, literary and cultural studies, forensic and cultural anthropology, international human rights law, sociology, and art, this volume explores the multifaceted nature of a society’s reckoning with past violence. It speaks not only to those interested in contemporary Spain and Western Europe, but also to those studying issues of transitional and post-transitional justice in other national and regional contexts.

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Legacies of Violence in Contemporary Spain
Unearthing the Memories of Violence
Part II Political Legislative and Judicial Responses to Past Violence
Part III Cultural Representations of Violence
Part IV Interview with Baltasar Garzón
Memory Walks Justice Awakes
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Ofelia Ferrán is Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Minnesota.

Lisa Hilbink is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota.

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