Salvador Allende and the Villa San Luis : icons of the just city / Patricia Vilches.

Author
Vilches, Patricia, 1960- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2023]
Description
xix, 149 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 22 cm.

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Palgrave pivot [More in this series]
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The Villa San Luis de Las Condes illuminates Salvador Allende's dedication to the imperative of the right to the city for Chile's marginalized people. The military coup d'etat of 11th September 1973 abruptly ended Allende's presidency. Yet, material culture from the Villa San Luis remains to convey his legacy. It is a lieu de memoire and an iconic space for Allende's just city. The remnants of the building also relate the wider injustice of the Pinochet regime. Many of the families were violently evicted during the dictatorship. Some were dispossessed, taken from Las Condes in garbage trucks, and dumped in poor communities. Over the decades, former residents fought back and, in 2020, they succeeded in making Block 14 a memorialized place of justice and reconciliation. It is now a national monument.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 9783031189371 ((hbk.))
  • 303118937X
OCLC
1351695619
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