Memory of the Argentina Disappearances examines the history of the
production, public circulation, and the interpretations and
reinterpretations of the Nunca Mas report issued by Argentina's
National Commission on the Disappearance of Persons (CONADEP). It
was established in 1983 by constitutional president Raul Alfonsin
to investigate the fate of thousands of people who had been
disappeared by the state during the seventies. Upon publication in
1984, Nunca Mas became a bestseller, was translated into several
languages and won greater public importance when the military
juntas were brought to trial and the court accepted the report as
key evidence. The report's importance was further enhanced with the
adoption of CONADEP and Nunca Mas as models for truth commissions
established in Latin America, and when it was postulated as a means
for conveying an awareness of this past to Argentina's younger
generations. This book contributes to understanding the political
processes that led to Nunca Mas becoming the way in which
Argentines remembered the disappearances and the country's
political violence, and how its meaning is modified by new
interpretations. Given the canonical nature of Nunca Mas, the book
sheds light on the most substantial changes and the continuities in
Argentina's social memory of its recent past.
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