Post-Authoritarian Cultures

Spain and Latin America's Southern Cone

Ed. Luis Martín-Estudillo and Roberto Ampuero

This volume explores the role played by culture in the transition to democracy in Latin America's Southern Cone (Argentina, Uruguay, Chile) and Spain, with a focus on opposing stances of acceptance and defiance by artists and intellectuals in post-authoritarian regimes.

Post-Authoritarian Cultures, available from Vanderbilt University Press

Table of Contents


Consent and its Discontents
Luis Martín-Estudillo and Robert Ampuero

Part I. Contesting Power, Forging Commitment

Chapter 1

Democratic Culture and Transition in Chile
Jorge Edwards

Chapter 2

Writing from the Margins of the Chilean Miracle: Diamela Eltit and the Aesthetics and Politics of the Transition
Juliet Lynd

Chapter 3

The Riders Get Off the Horse: David Viñas and the Demise of the Authoritarian Argentine Military
Hans-Otto Dill

Chapter 4

A Journey through the Desert: Trends of Commitment in Contemporary Spanish Poetry
Luis Bagué Quílez

Part II. Interrogating Memories

Chapter 5

Testimonial Narratives in the Argentine Post-Dictatorship: Survivors, Witness, and the Reconstruction of the Past
Ana Forcinito

Chapter 6

Tejanos: The Uruguayan Transition Beyond
Gustavo A. Remedi

Chapter 7

Dancing with Destruction: Pop Music during the Spanish Transition
Antonio Méndez-Rubio

Chapter 8

Popular Filmic Narratives and the Spanish Transition
Germán Labrador Méndez

Part III. Looking In/Looking Out: Negotiating Identities

Chapter 9

Staged Ethnicity, Acted Modernity: Identity and Gender Representations in Spanish Visual Culture (1968–2005)
Estrella de Diego

Chapter 10

Creating a New Cohesive National Discourse in Spain after Franco
Carsten Humlebæk

Chapter 11

Intellectuals, Queer Culture, and Post-Military Argentina
David William Foster

Chapter 12

Some Notes on International Influences on Transition Processes in the Southern Cone
Heinrich Sassenfeld


David William Foster