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Author Trumper, Camilo D., 1977- author

Title Ephemeral histories : public art, politics, and the struggle for the streets in Chile / Camilo D. Trumper
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]
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Contents 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
Summary "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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Art -- Political aspects -- Chile.
Politics in art.
Politics in motion pictures.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520964306 (electronic bk.)
9780520964303 (electronic bk.)