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Ephemeral histories : public art, politics, and the struggle for the streets in Chile / Camilo D. Trumper.

Trumper, Camilo D., 1977- [Browse]
  • Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]
  • ©2016
xiii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary note:
"Politics under Salvador Allende was a battle fought in the streets. Everyday attempts to 'ganar la calle' allowed a wide range of urban residents to voice potent political opinions. Santiaguinos marched through the streets chanting slogans, seized public squares, and plastered city walls with graffiti, posters, and murals. Urban art might only last a few hours or a day before being torn down or painted over, but such activism allowed a wide range of city dwellers to participate in the national political arena. These popular political strategies were developed under democracy, only to be reimagined under the Pinochet dictatorship. Ephemeral Histories places urban conflict at the heart of Chilean history, exploring how marches and protest, posters and murals, documentary film and street photography, became the basis of a new form of political change in Latin America in the late twentieth century"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-259) and index.
Introduction : the politics of the street -- Of spoons and other political things : the design of socialist citizenship -- Streets, citizenship, and the politics of gender in Allende's Chile -- A ganar la calle : the October strike and the struggle for the streets -- Political palimpsests : posters, murals, and the ephemeral practice of urban politics -- The politics of place in the "cinema of Allende" -- Conclusion : the image of a coup foretold : violence, visual regimes, and clandestine public spheres -- Epilogue : ephemeral histories : erasure and the persistence of politics.
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