BODIES ON THE EDGE. TORTURE, SUBJECTIVITY AND MEMORY IN COLOMBIA (1977-1982)

CUERPOS AL LÍMITE. TORTURA, SUBJETIVIDAD Y MEMORIA EN COLOMBIA (1977–1982)

CUERPOS AL LÍMITE. TORTURA, SUBJETIVIDAD Y MEMORIA EN COLOMBIA (1977–1982)

BODIES ON THE EDGE. TORTURE, SUBJECTIVITY AND MEMORY IN COLOMBIA (1977-1982)

CUERPOS AL LÍMITE. TORTURA, SUBJETIVIDAD Y MEMORIA EN COLOMBIA (1977–1982)

How is torture written on the body? Bodies on the Edge seeks to answer this profound question; it is a reality that cannot be silenced in countries so marked by political violence, as in Latin America. It analyzes the mechanisms, reasons and the practices of suffering and pain that are imprinted on the bodies of men and women in Colombia. A rigorous, audaciously written and committed book, it employs a focus on otherness to show that the pain of strangers is our pain. It is written with critical distance in order to show the origins of violence and to examine the practice of torture, the internal logic that lies behind it, and social and political processes that culminated in it. This sharply focused research achieves a balance between academic understanding and human experience.

Special Mention at the Alejandro Ángel Escobar Award for Social Sciences, 2017.

  • BODIES ON THE EDGE. TORTURE, SUBJECTIVITY AND MEMORY IN COLOMBIA (1977-1982)
  • Juan Pablo Aranguren
  • Universidad de los Andes
  • Available Worldwide
  • Spanish
  • Printed, Electronic
    • 978-9587-743-64-7 (printed)
    • 978-9587-743-65-4 (electronic)
  • Yes
    • Adriana Delgado
    • ab.delgado@uniandes.edu.co
    • +57 (1) 3394949,, Ext. 3741