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Vikki Bell: Returning the Past: Argentina's 2011 ESMA Trial and Space of Memory

VIkki Bell

The past returns and is re-turned. That is, when its recall is requested by a present configuration, it is called back not in general but for present purposes, in order to settle questions and relations in the present. This paper discusses this process of returning the past within a criminal court, and contrasts the process of recall for legal ends with those of the tours that one can now make of the most infamous of Argentina's ex-centre of detention, the ESMA.

Wed, 06 Mar 13 0