Sleight of Hand: Violence as Performance and the Spectacle of Absence in the Southern Cone

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Title:
Sleight of Hand: Violence as Performance and the Spectacle of Absence in the Southern Cone
Author:
Barefoot, James Collin
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Release after 01-Jun-2017
Abstract:
I explore the changing use of political violence by the new Latin American military regimes, specifically post-1976 Argentina with comparative analysis towards Augusto Pinochet’s Chile, as well as by those who protested military authoritarianism during the Dirty War and Operation Condor. These military dictatorships adopted aggressive anti-communist ideologies and displayed them through internal, covert violence. In this study, I adopt definitions of the 'spectacle of violence' and the 'spectacle of absence' that seek to explore the politics of diplomacy behind violent acts that have informed the processes of staging, or hiding, both the methods and outcome of inflicted violence. Geopolitics of the post-human rights legislation era and the Argentine military’s perception of a failed judicial system fostered the institutionalization of a new violent performance, the spectacle of absence, in opposition to the guerrillas' application of the public spectacle of violence. My analysis of violent spectacles within Argentina and their reception at home and abroad displays the various meanings transmitted and received through the medium of political violence as performance.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
Dirty War; Disappeared; Operation Condor; Performance; Violence; History; Argentina
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; History
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Pieper Mooney, Jadwiga

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleSleight of Hand: Violence as Performance and the Spectacle of Absence in the Southern Coneen_US
dc.creatorBarefoot, James Collinen
dc.contributor.authorBarefoot, James Collinen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.releaseRelease after 01-Jun-2017en
dc.description.abstractI explore the changing use of political violence by the new Latin American military regimes, specifically post-1976 Argentina with comparative analysis towards Augusto Pinochet’s Chile, as well as by those who protested military authoritarianism during the Dirty War and Operation Condor. These military dictatorships adopted aggressive anti-communist ideologies and displayed them through internal, covert violence. In this study, I adopt definitions of the 'spectacle of violence' and the 'spectacle of absence' that seek to explore the politics of diplomacy behind violent acts that have informed the processes of staging, or hiding, both the methods and outcome of inflicted violence. Geopolitics of the post-human rights legislation era and the Argentine military’s perception of a failed judicial system fostered the institutionalization of a new violent performance, the spectacle of absence, in opposition to the guerrillas' application of the public spectacle of violence. My analysis of violent spectacles within Argentina and their reception at home and abroad displays the various meanings transmitted and received through the medium of political violence as performance.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
dc.subjectDirty Waren
dc.subjectDisappeareden
dc.subjectOperation Condoren
dc.subjectPerformanceen
dc.subjectViolenceen
dc.subjectHistoryen
dc.subjectArgentinaen
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoryen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorPieper Mooney, Jadwigaen
dc.contributor.committeememberBarickman, Berten
dc.contributor.committeememberGreen, Lindaen
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