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When Cultures Divide Writing Public History in Latin America

Wyndham, Marivic; Read, Peter


We two Australian public historians recently published a history of memorials in Santiago, Chile, to the victims of the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship, Narrow but Endlessly Deep: The Struggle for Memorialisation in Chile since the Transition to Democracy. Our different upbringings and experiences (one a migrant from Cuba, the other Anglo-Australian) produced disagreements as to how we should interpret the memorializations. In particular, the foundational narratives of Cuba and Australia in which...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018-02-26
Type: Journal article
Source: The Public Historian
DOI: 10.1525/tph.2018.40.1.34
Access Rights: Open Access


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