Embodying Memories: The Women Rights Movement „#NiUnaMenos “ and the Women Narratives about State Repression in Argentina





violence against women, intersectionality, literature on state terrorism


Since 2015 a new human rights movement struggle against violence against women, Ni una menos. From the perspective of cultural studies, there is a strong link between these women struggling for cultural transformation and the long lasting battle against oblivion carried out by Argentinas Human Rights Movement and especially, by the Mother and Grandmother of Plaza the Mayo. Against the background of state terrorism and its literature written by women, this contribution reflects on methodology studying Argentina women’s literature on state repression and also on the role of women as agents of social transformation.


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Biografia do Autor

Verónica Ada Abrego, University of Mainz

Dr. Verónica Abrego is a graduate translator for Spanish, Portuguese, German and English and owns a Dr. phil. in romance cultural studies. Born and raised in Buenos Aires, she studied at the Argentine Universidad of Buenos Aires and at the German University of Mainz. Between 1998 and 2011, she worked as an expert translator of scientific texts. Since 2009 she teaches at the University of Mainz and briefly at the University of Saarbrucken, both in Germany. Current research interests: Memory in Latin America, Transculturalism and Cultural Translation in the context of migrations in the Spanish and Portuguese linguistic spaces.




Como Citar

Abrego, V. A. (2017). Embodying Memories: The Women Rights Movement „#NiUnaMenos “ and the Women Narratives about State Repression in Argentina. Brazilian Journal of Latin American Studies, 16(30), 115-135. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1676-6288.prolam.2017.134208