Getting close to perpetrators in Argentina

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Often concerned with the oppressed and persecuted, anthropological studies of war and violence have frequently been dedicated to making victims’ voices heard. To gain more insight into violence in recent years, there has been a growing interest in the study of perpetrators of genocide and human rights crimes.¹ During my ethnographic fieldwork on the renewed crimes against humanity trials in Argentina, I devoted a great deal of my time to engaging with the perpetrators of the last military dictatorship, from 1976 to 1983.² Among the most notorious crimes were the death flights during which (imagined or real) opponents were drugged...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearching Perpetrators of Genocide
EditorsKjell Anderson, Erin Jessee
Place of PublicationMadison, WI
PublisherUniversity of Wisconsin Press
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9780299329730
ISBN (Print)9780299329709
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameCritical Human Rights
PublisherUniversity of Wisconsin Press


  • perpetrators
  • genocide
  • human rights
  • ethnography


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