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.

Consent and its Discontents
Luis Martín-Estudillo and Robert Ampuero

Part I. Contesting Power, Forging Commitment

  1. Democratic Culture and Transition in Chile
    Jorge Edwards
  2. Writing from the Margins of the Chilean Miracle: Diamela Eltit and the Aesthetics and Politics of the Transition
    Juliet Lynd
  3. The Riders Get Off the Horse: David Viñas and the Demise of the Authoritarian Argentine Military
    Hans-Otto Dill
  4. A Journey through the Desert: Trends of Commitment in Contemporary Spanish Poetry
    Luis Bagué Quílez

Part II. Interrogating Memories

  1. Testimonial Narratives in the Argentine Post-Dictatorship: Survivors, Witness, and the Reconstruction of the Past
    Ana Forcinito
  2. Tejanos: The Uruguayan Transition Beyond
    Gustavo A. Remedi
  3. Dancing with Destruction: Pop Music during the Spanish Transition
    Antonio Méndez-Rubio
  4. Popular Filmic Narratives and the Spanish Transition
    Germán Labrador Méndez

Part III. Looking In/Looking Out: Negotiating Identities

  1. Staged Ethnicity, Acted Modernity: Identity and Gender Representations in Spanish Visual Culture (1968–2005)
    Estrella de Diego
  2. Creating a New Cohesive National Discourse in Spain after Franco
    Carsten Humlebæk
  3. Intellectuals, Queer Culture, and Post-Military Argentina
    David William Foster
  4. Some Notes on International Influences on Transition Processes in the Southern Cone
    Heinrich Sassenfeld

David William Foster