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Battling for Hearts and Minds is the first comprehensive history of the struggle to define collective memory in Pinochet’s Chile and one of the first of its kind about Latin America in general. By probing the dark undercurrents which shaped the Chilean dictatorship, as well as the wondrous ways in which the resistance managed to defeat Pinochet, Steve J. Stern has given us an indispensable guide to recent Chilean history.

Reckoning with Pinochet: The Memory Question in Democratic Chile, 1989–2006 (Latin America Otherwise Book 3). Steve J. Stern. Battling for Hearts and Minds is the first comprehensive history of the struggle to define collective memory in Pinochet’s Chile and one of the first of its kind about Latin America in general.

Steve J. Stern provides a riveting narration of Chile’s political history during this period

Steve J. Stern provides a riveting narration of Chile’s political history during this period. At the same time, he analyzes Chileans’ conflicting interpretations of events as they unfolded. Drawing on testimonios, archives, Truth Commission documents, radio addresses, memoirs, and written and oral histories, Stern identifies four distinct perspectives on life and events under the dictatorship. His most recent books include Remembering Pinochet’s Chile: On the Eve of London 1998 and Shining and Other Paths: War and Society in Peru, 1980–1995, both also published by Duke University Press.

At the sa Battling for Hearts and Minds is the story of the dramatic struggle to define collective memory in Chile during the violent, repressive dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet, from the 1973 military coup in which he seized power through his defeat in a 1988 plebiscite. At the same time, he analyzes Chileans’ conflicting interpretations of events as they unfolded

Latin America Otherwise. Recounting both their efforts and those of the regime’s supporters to win the battle for Chileans’ hearts and minds, Stern shows how profoundly the struggle to create memories, to tell history, matters.

Latin America Otherwise. Battling for Hearts and Minds is the second volume in the trilogy The Memory Box of Pinochet’s Chile. The third book will examine Chileans’ efforts to achieve democracy while reckoning with Pinochet’s legacy.

Reckoning with Pinochet: The Memory Question in Democratic Chile, 1989–2006. Book 3 of the trilogyThe Memory Box of Pinochet's Chile.

Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2011. Reckoning with Pinochet: The Memory Question in Democratic Chile, 1989–2006. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010.

Battling for Hearts and Minds is the first comprehensive history of the struggle to define collective memory in Pinochet's Chile and one of the first of its kind about Latin America in general. "Battling for Hearts and Minds" is the first comprehensive history of the struggle to define collective memory in Pinochet's Chile and one of the first of its kind about Latin America in general.

Battling for Hearts and Minds is the story of the dramatic struggle to define collective memory in Chile during the violent, repressive dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet, from the 1973 military coup in which he seized power through his defeat in a 1988 plebiscite. At the same time, he analyzes Chileans’ conflicting interpretations of events as they unfolded

Hearts and Minds : Memory Struggles in Pinochet's Chile, 1973-1988 .

Battling for Hearts and Minds : Memory Struggles in Pinochet's Chile, 1973-1988. Book in the The Memory Box of Pinochet's Chile Series). Battling for Hearts and Minds is the story of the dramatic struggle to define collective memory in Chile during the violent, repressive dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet, from the 1973 military coup in which he seized power through his defeat in a 1988 plebiscite. Stern provides a riveting narration of Chile's political history during this period. Latin America Otherwise. Stern is Alberto Flores Galindo Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. At the same time, he analyzes Chileans' conflicting interpretations of events as they unfolded. His most recent books include Remembering Pinochet's Chile: On the Eve of London 1998 and Shining and Other Paths: War and Society in Peru, 1980-1995, both also published by Duke University Press. Country of Publication.

Battling for Hearts and Minds is the story of the dramatic struggle to define collective memory in Chile during the violent, repressive dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet, from the 1973 military coup in which he seized power through his defeat in a 1988 plebiscite. Steve J. Stern provides a riveting narration of Chile’s political history during this period. At the same time, he analyzes Chileans’ conflicting interpretations of events as they unfolded. Drawing on testimonios, archives, Truth Commission documents, radio addresses, memoirs, and written and oral histories, Stern identifies four distinct perspectives on life and events under the dictatorship. He describes how some Chileans viewed the regime as salvation from ruin by Leftists (the narrative favored by Pinochet’s junta), some as a wound repeatedly reopened by the state, others as an experience of persecution and awakening, and still others as a closed book, a past to be buried and forgotten.

In the 1970s, Chilean dissidents were lonely “voices in the wilderness” insisting that state terror and its victims be recognized and remembered. By the 1980s, the dissent had spread, catalyzing a mass movement of individuals who revived public dialogue by taking to the streets, creating alternative media, and demanding democracy and human rights. Despite long odds and discouraging defeats, people of conscience—victims of the dictatorship, priests, youth, women, workers, and others—overcame fear and succeeded in creating truthful public memories of state atrocities. Recounting both their efforts and those of the regime’s supporters to win the battle for Chileans’ hearts and minds, Stern shows how profoundly the struggle to create memories, to tell history, matters.

Battling for Hearts and Minds is the second volume in the trilogy The Memory Box of Pinochet’s Chile. The third book will examine Chileans’ efforts to achieve democracy while reckoning with Pinochet’s legacy.


Battling for Hearts and Minds: Memory Struggles in Pinochet’s Chile, 1973–1988 (Latin America Otherwise) download epub
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Author: Steve J. Stern
ISBN: 0822338416
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press Books (September 25, 2006)
Pages: 576 pages