Lima: La Siniestra Ensayos, 2022. First Edition. Paperback. 283p., photos, bibl., indices, wrps. New. Item #81493
When the State elaborates the past, it examines the public discussions and debates around the creation of the Place of Memory, Tolerance and Social Inclusion (LUM), a national museum that commemorates and discusses the disputes over the past of the internal armed conflict that plagued Peru in the 1980s and 1990s. Growing out of a German government donation that the Peruvian government initially refused, the Lima-based museum project experienced delays, leadership changes, and institutional support. Limited and without much support, the LUM planning staff devised strategies that aligned the museum with a new breed of globalized memorial sites that seek to represent postwar national landscapes.
The book historically and ethnographically analyzes the different forms of representation of the past that emerge when a state institution seeks to incorporate and manage different perspectives on the origin and development of political violence in Peru.