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Argentina: Military Regime

(see also Argentina, Argentina: Peronism & Argentina since 1984)

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On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Ibermundo Argentina.

In the Library: Articles

Anderson, Duncan. "Falkland War, 20 years on," History Today (3/02):2-3. British military historian's perspective.

Corradi, Juan E. "Argentina: dependency & political crisis," Monthly Review 25,7 (122/73):28-42.

__________. "The culture of fear in civil society," in M. Peralta-Ramos & C.H. Waisman (eds.) From Military Rule to Liberal Democracy in Argentina (Boulder, 1987), pp. 112-29.

Gillespie, Richard. "Political violence in Argentina: guerrillas, terrorists & carapintadas," in M. Crenshaw (ed.) Terrorism in Context (University Park PA: Pennsylvania State U, 1995).

Gurvich, Marta. "The Dirty War's family secrets," In These Times (4/28/97).

Perelli, Carla. "Memoria de sangre: fear, hope & disenchantment in the Argentina," in J. Boyarin (ed.) Remapping Memory (Minneapolis, 1994), pp. 39-66.

Ranis, Peter. "Deadly tango: populism & military authoritarianism in Argentina," Latin American Research Review 21,2 (1986):149-65.

Spence, Martin. "British imperialism & the Falklands," Monthly Review 34,11 (3/83):20-28.

Taylor, Diana. "'Damnable iteration': the traps of political spectacle," in D. Sommer (ed.) The Places of History: Regionalism Revisited in Latin America (Durham NC: Duke, 1999), pp. 180-98.

Teubal, Miguel. "Argentina: the crisis of ultramonetarism," Monthly Review 34,9 (2/83):18-25.

Timerman, Héctor. “In the name of my father I cannot forgive,” Nation (11/4/02):22-24.

Toledo, Mariano. "Argentina: nine months of military government," Monthly Review 28,11 (4/77):13-18.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Anderson, Martin Edwin. Dossier Secreto: Argentina's Desaparecidos & the Myth of the "Dirty War" (Boulder, 1993).

Bouvard, Marguerite Guzmán. Revolutionizing Motherhood: The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo (Wilmington DE: Scholarly Resources, 1994).

Carlson, Eric Stener. I Remember Julia: Voices of the Disappeared (Philadelphia: Temple, 1996).

Feitlowitz, Marguerite. A Lexicon of Terror: Argentina & the Legacies of Torture (NY, 1998).

Lewis, Paul H. Guerrillas & Generals: The “Dirty War” in Argentina (Westport CT: Praeger, 2001).

McCaughan, Michael. True Crimes: Rodolfo Walsh, the Life & Times of a Radical Intellectual (London: Latin America Bureau, 2002). Revolutionary assassinated by military regime in 1977.

Niño, Carlos Santiago. Radical Evil on Trial (New Haven: Yale, 1996).

Norden, Deborah L. Military Rebellion in Argentina: Between Coups & Consolidation (Lincoln: U. Nebraska, 1996).

Nouzeilles, Gabriela & Graciela Montaldo (eds.) The Argentina Reader: History, Culture, Politics (Durham NC: Duke, 2002).

Partnoy, Alicia. You Can't Drown the Fire: Latin American Women Writing in Exile (San Francisco: Cleis, 1988). Articles from mid-80's by Mercedes Sosa, Irene Martínez, Luisa Valenzuela, Alicia Dujovne Ortiz, Marta Traba & Griselda Gambaro.

Pehme, Kalev. Argentina's Days of Rage: The Genesis of Argentine Terrorism (NY, 1980).

Ramos, Joseph. Neo-Conservative Economics in the Southern Cone of Latin America, 1973-1983 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1986).

Rivabella, Omar. Requiem for a Woman's Soul (NY, 1986). Excruciating account of torture during the "dirty war."

Taylor, Diane. Disappearing Acts: Spectacles of Gender & Nationalism in Argentina's "Dirty War" (Durham: U. of Duke, 1997).

Timerman, Jacobo. Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number [1981] (Madison: U. Wisconsin, 2002). Classic political prisoner's account of torture & deprivation.

Vitsky, Horacio. The Flight: Confessions of an Argentine Dirty Warrior [1995] (NY, 1996).

In the Library: Fiction

Tóibin, Colm. The Story of the Night: A Novel (London: Picador, 1996).

Traba, Marta. Conversación al sur (México: Siglo XXI, 1981; English trans. Mothers & Shadows; NY: Readers International, 1986).

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

Astrada, Etelvina. "The hordes cam" & "In my country" in Partnoy, Alicia. You Can't Drown the Fire: Latin American Women Writing in Exile (San Francisco: Cleis, 1988), pp. 230-34.

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Casa tomada" [1997], dir. Maria Pilotti, 35m. Blind couple disappeared during occupation of house in Rosario to be converted into an Officers' Club.

"Garage Olimpio" [1999], dir. Mario Bechis, 98m. State terror during the "dirty war" of the mid-70s.

"Hunters of Utopias (Cazadores de utopías)" [1995], dir. David Blaustein, 145m. Documentary on 33 militants of persecuted Montoneros, & their struggle for a viable Argentina since 70s.

"Las Madres: The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo (Las madres de la Plaza de Mayo" [1985], dir. Susana Muñoz & Lourdes Portillo, 64m. From First Run Features.

"Malajunta '76" [1996], dir. Eduardo Aleverti, Javier Rubel & Pablo Milstein, 58m. From Cinema Guild. Examines 1976-1983 'dirty war' in Argentina & bitter legacy that still divides country.

"Missing Children" [1985], dir. Estela Bravo, 28m. From Cinema Guild. Portrays efforts of Argentine mothers & grandmothers to locate children kidnapped during "dirty war."

"Moebius" [1996], dir. Gustavo Mosuera, 88m.

"The Night of the Pencils (La noche de los lápices)" [1986], dir. Héctor Olivera, 101m. From Latin American Video Archives. Surreal feature recounting ordeal of teenagers kidnapped & tortured by military regime, which helped break silence about its excesses.

"Only Emptiness Remains (Todo es ausencia)" [1984], dir. Rodolfo Kuhn, 95m. From Cinema
Guild. Features testimony of mothers & grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo on repression of late 70s.

"Spoils of War" [1999?], dir. David Blaustein. Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo.

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