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Conflicted Memory: Military Cultural Interventions and the Human Rights Era in Peru
by Cynthia E. Milton
University of Wisconsin Press, 2020
Paper: 978-0-299-31504-7

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Cynthia E. Milton reveals how Peru's military has engaged in a tactical cultural campaign—via books, films, museums—to shift public opinion, debate, and memories about the role it played in the nation's recent violent past. Milton calls attention to fabrications and goes further to deeply explore the ways members of the Peruvian military see their past, how they actively commemorate and curate it in the present, and why they do so. Her nuanced approach upends frameworks of memory studies that reduce military and ex-military to a predictable role of outright denial.
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