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dc.contributor.authorPettersen, Christian Leland
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-04T05:30:18Z
dc.date.available2016-03-04T05:30:18Z
dc.date.issued2015-08
dc.identifier.otherpettersen_christian_l_201508_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/pettersen_christian_l_201508_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/34574
dc.description.abstract1996 marked the putative end of Guatemala’s 36-year internal armed conflict. During the conflict, an estimated 45,000 persons were detained-disappeared, 200,000 killed, and over 1,000,000 persons were forcibly displaced. Today “sites of memory,” or places of commemoration that link the past and the present, are beginning to appear around Guatemala. The sites are an attempt to come to terms with Guatemala’s past. Using a series of Foucauldian Discourse Analysis guideposts on the landscape, I analyze three sites of memory in Guatemala City: a series of posters by the activist group H.I.J.O.S., the Guatemalan army’s military museum, and the new Casa de la Memoria (“House of Memory”). I show that while sites of memory as a political project against history may purport to provide alternative versions of the past, that they may be reproducing particular ways of knowing that are linked to instances of power, and the status of “truth”.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightsOn Campus Only Until 2017-08-01
dc.subjectpolitics of memory
dc.subjectrepresentation
dc.subjectFoucauldian Discourse Analysis
dc.subjectinternal armed conflict
dc.subjectpost-conflict
dc.subjectGuatemala
dc.titleMemory and landscape
dc.title.alternativereproducing regimes of truth in Guatemala City
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentGeography
dc.description.majorGeography
dc.description.advisorAmy Ross
dc.description.committeeAmy Ross
dc.description.committeeBetina Kaplan
dc.description.committeeSteven Holloway


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