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New World Silences, New World Songs: Stairway for Electra and Corregidora

Elizabeth Christine Russ

in The Plantation in the Postslavery Imagination

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377156
eISBN:
9780199869480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377156.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Escalera para Electra (Stairway for Electra, 1970), by the Dominican Aída Cartagena Portalatín, and Corregidora (1975), by the Kentuckian Gayl Jones, do not focus on the site of ... More


Jurisdictions and Testimonial Networks: Rigoberta Menchú

Leigh Gilmore

in Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say About Their Lives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231177146
eISBN:
9780231543446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177146.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Chapter two traces Rigoberta Menchú’s search for an adequate witness from the interview she gave that became an international best seller to her recent vindication in Guatemalan court. The chapter ... More


Thresholds of Illiteracy: Theory, Latin America, and the Crisis of Resistance

Abraham Acosta

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257096
eISBN:
9780823261475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257096.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book reevaluates Latin American theories and narratives of cultural resistance by advancing the concept of “illiteracy” as a new critical approach to understanding scenes or moments of social ... More


Monstrous Testimony: Baron de Vastey and the Politics of Black Memory

Marlene Daut

in The Colonial System Unveiled

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781781380314
eISBN:
9781781387306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380314.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The translation of Vastey’s The Colonial System Unveiled is followed by four supplementary essays, written by established scholars in the field of Haitian Revolutionary Studies, that are devoted to ... More


Abolition, Sentiment, and the Problem of Agency inLe système colonial dévoilé*

Doris Garraway

in The Colonial System Unveiled

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781781380314
eISBN:
9781781387306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380314.003.0008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The translation of Vastey’s The Colonial System Unveiled is followed by four supplementary essays, written by established scholars in the field of Haitian Revolutionary Studies, that are devoted to ... More


Memories of Development: Le Système colonial dévoilé and the Performance of Literacy

Chris Bongie

in The Colonial System Unveiled

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781781380314
eISBN:
9781781387306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380314.003.0009
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The translation of Vastey’s The Colonial System Unveiled is followed by four supplementary essays, written by established scholars in the field of Haitian Revolutionary Studies, that are devoted to ... More


Selling the Undocumented: Life Narratives of Unauthorized Immigrants

Marta Caminero-Santangelo

in Documenting the Undocumented: Latino/a Narratives and Social Justice in the Era of Operation Gatekeeper

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062594
eISBN:
9780813051611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062594.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 4 examines two collections of first-person oral testimonies of the undocumented: Alicia Alarcón’s The Border Patrol Ate My Dust and Peter Orner’s Underground America: Narratives of ... More


Undocumented Testimony: American DREAMers

Marta Caminero-Santangelo

in Documenting the Undocumented: Latino/a Narratives and Social Justice in the Era of Operation Gatekeeper

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062594
eISBN:
9780813051611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062594.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter considers recent life narratives by undocumented youth who are activists for the DREAM (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) Act, including the UCLA students’ compilation ... More


Afterword: Vastey and the System of Colonial Violence

Nick Nesbitt

in The Colonial System Unveiled

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781781380314
eISBN:
9781781387306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380314.003.0010
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The translation of Vastey’s The Colonial System Unveiled is followed by four supplementary essays, written by established scholars in the field of Haitian Revolutionary Studies, that are devoted to ... More


Secrets Even to Herself: Testimonio, Illiteracy, and the Grammar of Restitution

Abraham Acosta

in Thresholds of Illiteracy: Theory, Latin America, and the Crisis of Resistance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257096
eISBN:
9780823261475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257096.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter proposes a critical genealogy of the testimonio form as crystallized through the controversy surrounding I, Rigoberta Menchú. Testimonio emerged in the 1960s as an alternative narrative ... More


Orders Are Orders: The Rank and File

Erik Ching

in Stories of Civil War in El Salvador: A Battle over Memory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628660
eISBN:
9781469628684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628660.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter looks at the last of the four memory communities that dominate the public discourse of collective memory about the civil war in El Salvador. This fourth group, comprised of rank-and-file ... More


Forensic Fictions: The Ruinous Archive in Post-Testimonial Witnessing

Carlos Fonseca

in Latin American Culture and the Limits of the Human

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781683401490
eISBN:
9781683402169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401490.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Taking as its point of departure the contemporary crisis of testimonio and the recent works by Eyal Weizman, who has suggested in his book Mengele’s Skull that we have now entered an era where ... More


Rumbas in the Barrio: Personal Lives in a Collectivist Project

Sujatha Fernandes

in Curated Stories: The Uses and Misuses of Storytelling

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190618049
eISBN:
9780190618087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190618049.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Culture

This chapter presents an alternative example of the state-sponsored storytelling workshops conducted through the Misión Cultura program in Venezuela under the former radical leftist leader Hugo ... More


Subjectivation in Response to Patriarchal and Neoliberal Rule

Shelly Grabe

in Narrating a Psychology of Resistance: Voices of the Compañeras in Nicaragua

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190614256
eISBN:
9780190649760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190614256.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Sandra Ramos began her political career as a youth in the Nicaraguan Sandinista student movements of the 1980s. She attended college and then helped found the Sandinista Workers’ Center, the largest ... More


Legislating from a Feminist Standpoint

Shelly Grabe

in Narrating a Psychology of Resistance: Voices of the Compañeras in Nicaragua

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190614256
eISBN:
9780190649760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190614256.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

With the Sandinistas’ dismissal of women’s rights and neoliberal dismantling of services that sought to actualize those rights, several nongovernmental organizations sprung up throughout Nicaragua to ... More


Deideologizing the Material and Social Conditions of Inequity

Shelly Grabe

in Narrating a Psychology of Resistance: Voices of the Compañeras in Nicaragua

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190614256
eISBN:
9780190649760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190614256.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

As a prominent leader within the Nicaraguan rural social movement, Martha Valle cofounded la Federación Agropecuaria de Mujeres Productoras del Campo in 1997 and currently serves as its president. ... More


Deideologizing Land Ownership: Structures That Interrupt Male Dominance

Shelly Grabe

in Narrating a Psychology of Resistance: Voices of the Compañeras in Nicaragua

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190614256
eISBN:
9780190649760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190614256.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Organizations emerged in the mid-1990s to increase the likelihood of women owning the land from which they produced. La Fundación Entre Mujeres (LaFEM, the Foundation Between Women) in Estelí is one ... More


Problematizing the Struggle for Freedom Through Contradiction

Shelly Grabe

in Narrating a Psychology of Resistance: Voices of the Compañeras in Nicaragua

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190614256
eISBN:
9780190649760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190614256.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Juanita Jiménez is the elected leader of the Movimiento Autónomo de Mujeres in Nicaragua. Jiménez is a lawyer and longtime activist who has, in recent decades, focused primarily on women’s human ... More


Resisting Exclusion with Oppositional Participation

Shelly Grabe

in Narrating a Psychology of Resistance: Voices of the Compañeras in Nicaragua

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190614256
eISBN:
9780190649760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190614256.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Sofía Montenegro, a journalist and well-known Central American feminist activist, held an influential position with Barricada, the official Sandinista daily newspaper, from 1979 to 1994 until fired ... More


The Role of Education and Knowledge in the Building of Citizen Subjectivity

Shelly Grabe

in Narrating a Psychology of Resistance: Voices of the Compañeras in Nicaragua

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190614256
eISBN:
9780190649760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190614256.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Yamileth Mejía served as a teacher during the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua and has committed a lifetime to using education and knowledge to contribute to addressing problems caused by social ... More


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