Event Title

Why Study Violence?: Trauma and Survival After the Pinochet Dictatorship

Presenter Information

Hannah Joseph

Location

Science Center, A154

Document Type

Presentation

Start Date

4-27-2012 2:45 PM

End Date

4-27-2012 3:45 PM

Abstract

The violence of the Pinochet dictatorship directly affected more than 200,000 people, although their stories of survival are restricted by public silence around this historical period. Inspired by a qualitative, exploratory study of interviews with ex-political prisoners, independently conducted in May 2011, this study connects historical texts on policies of terror with a psychological theory of trauma recovery to empower the survivors of extreme political marginalization.

Notes

Session II, Panel 1: The Echoes of Violence: Trauma, Testimony, and Identity in the Aftermath of War
Moderator: Steven Volk, Professor of History and Latin American Studies

Major

Latin American Studies

Advisor(s)

Steven Volk, History; Latin American Studies

Project Mentor(s)

Meredith Raimondo, Comparative American Studies

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Why Study Violence?: Trauma and Survival After the Pinochet Dictatorship

Science Center, A154

The violence of the Pinochet dictatorship directly affected more than 200,000 people, although their stories of survival are restricted by public silence around this historical period. Inspired by a qualitative, exploratory study of interviews with ex-political prisoners, independently conducted in May 2011, this study connects historical texts on policies of terror with a psychological theory of trauma recovery to empower the survivors of extreme political marginalization.