Degree Year

2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department

Latin American Studies

Advisor(s)

Steven Volk

Abstract

Argentine society is still struggling to reach consensus on what happened during the dictatorship of the 1970s and how that period should be remembered today. Using the editorials from a conservative newspaper, La Nación, this study looks at the language and metaphors employed to create an understanding of the last dictatorship. The editorials are from 1985, 1990, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2011 and each cover an important event related to what happened during the dictatorship. By tracking the coverage and language of La Nación in relation to these events, this study tracks the evolution of a particular narrative and dialogue concerning the dictatorship.

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