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by Rita Arditti

  • ISBN: 0520211138
  • Category: History
  • Author: Rita Arditti
  • Subcategory: Americas
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of California Press (April 19, 1999)
  • Pages: 251 pages
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  • Rating: 4.3
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Her book is living, faithful and incorruptible monument that protects us against the dangers of forgetting.

Her book is living, faithful and incorruptible monument that protects us against the dangers of forgetting. ―Alicia Kozameh, author of Steps Under Water.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who will be traveling to Argentina. The first chapter dealing with the torture that went on was hard to get through, but after that the book was filled with interesting information about what happened to these poor people and what the families are still struggling with.

Disappeared Children of Argentina by Rita Arditti. the right to identity both within Argentina and beyond. Yet it is the only aspect. of the Grandmothers' work which benefits from being placed in an appropriate. Source: Journal of Latin American Studies, Vol. 32, No. 3 (Oc. 2000), pp. 851-853. Published by: Cambridge University Press. Too brief mention is made of their efforts to lobby the Argentine. government to create a Genetic Identity Bank, when they provided much of the. social impetus, and collaborated in writing the law passed by Congress in i987.

The brutal events she experienced in Argentina thirty years ago help Irene Scheimberg deal with the emotional challenges of her work as a paediatric pathologist words. October 2000 · Journal of Latin American Studies.

Plot summaryDarcy Deeton is a twelve year old girl who loves her older brother, David.

The Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo (Spanish: Asociación Civil Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo) is a human rights organization with the goal of finding the children stolen and illegally adopted during the Argentine dictatorship

The Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo (Spanish: Asociación Civil Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo) is a human rights organization with the goal of finding the children stolen and illegally adopted during the Argentine dictatorship. The president is Estela Barnes de Carlotto. The organization was founded in 1977 to locate children kidnapped during the repression, some of them born to mothers in prison who were later "disappeared", and to return the children to their surviving biological families

The empirical contribution is complemented by a methodology that allows for the Grandmothers to speak about their experiences in their own words. The perceived innocence of the missing grandchildren, many of whom were infants when they disappeared, was an important distinction of the work of the Grandmothers.

Rita Arditti has conducted extensive interviews with twenty Grandmothers .

Rita Arditti has conducted extensive interviews with twenty Grandmothers and twenty-five others connected with their work; her book is a testament to the courage, persistence, and strength of these "traditional" older women. The importance of the Grandmothers' work has effectively transcended the Argentine situation. In addition to reconciling the "living disappeared" with their families of origin, these Grandmothers restored a chapter of history that, too, had been abducted and concealed from its rightful heirs

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A sister group – the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo – grew up alongside the Mothers, and have also had success tracking down the children of women who were abducted by the dictatorship while pregnant. The young women were murdered shortly after giving birth and their babies handed over to military couples to raise as their own. On Tuesday the Grandmothers announced that DNA had confirmed the identity of another victim – the 40-year-old son of two desaparecidos – Enrique Bustamante and Iris Nélida García Soler – bringing the number of recovered grandchildren to 122.

FROM THE BOOK:"I want to touch you and kiss you.""You are my mother's sister and only one year older; you must have something of my mother in you."—A found child after being returned to her familySearching for Life traces the courageous plight of the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, a group of women who challenged the ruthless dictatorship that ruled Argentina from 1976 to 1983. Acting as both detectives and human rights advocates in an effort to find and recover their grandchildren, the Grandmothers identified fifty-seven of an estimated 500 children who had been kidnapped or born in detention centers. The Grandmothers' work also led to the creation of the National Genetic Data Bank, the only bank of its kind in the world, and to Article 8 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the "right to identity," that is now incorporated in the new adoption legislation in Argentina. Rita Arditti has conducted extensive interviews with twenty Grandmothers and twenty-five others connected with their work; her book is a testament to the courage, persistence, and strength of these "traditional" older women.The importance of the Grandmothers' work has effectively transcended the Argentine situation. Their tenacious pursuit of justice defies the culture of impunity and the historical amnesia that pervades Argentina and much of the rest of the world today. In addition to reconciling the "living disappeared" with their families of origin, these Grandmothers restored a chapter of history that, too, had been abducted and concealed from its rightful heirs.
Reviews about Searching for Life: The Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo and the Disappeared Children of Argentina (7):
Skiletus
This amazing story is both tragic and infuriating. How could an oppressive regime get away with so blatantly violating the human rights of a countless number of innocent men, women, and children? It goes to show the disregard for human life not only in Latin American governments, but those throughout the world as well (especially the US). The world has gotten so evil the Church will even step aside to give way to such powers.
SlingFire
Well written, if difficult subject matter.
Fesho
I chose this rating because this book told of the love and courage of the women of Argentina that lost such ab important part of their lives and had the strength even in the face of death to try to reclaim or find out what had happened to their dissapeared that is something only a mother could do
Ylal
Very well written very interesting read used it for a history class and it connected with the class goals extremely well.
Katishi
Tragic story. The grandmothers are courageous and persistent in their pursuit of justice and reuniting of children and their families. I only wish the author had better editing to help the flow of the story and supporting facts.
Rolling Flipper
This is a very interesting book. I met the author.
Ishnllador
Very well researched, this book is a must for anyone concerned about human rights. It raised my level of social consciousness 5 notches. It was heart wrenching to hear how much the victims who disappeared suffered and the mental anguish of the defient grandmothers who still hold their viligent marches to pressure the Argentine government for answers to the disappearences. Ms. Arditti has really opened my eyes and the facts she presents about how the Catholic Church reacted to the grandmother's is absolutely astounding! Her style in telling this horrible tragedy by hearing from the grandmother's in their own words is very effective.

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