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Tapestries of hope, threads of love : the arpillera movement in Chile, 1974-1994

Author: Marjorie Agosín
Publisher: Albuquerque, N.M. : University of New Mexico Press, ©1996.
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"Arpilleras are burlap-backed tapestries depicting the experiences and emotions of women whose sons and husbands were arrested and never heard from again during the years of military rule. Agosin's narrative traces the arpillera movement from its early days under the promotion and protection of the Catholic Church's Vicaría de Solidaridad through the early 1990s, when newly reestablished civilian authorities  Read more...
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Agosín, Marjorie.
Tapestries of hope, threads of love.
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©1996
(DLC) 95032448
(OCoLC)32778879
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marjorie Agosín
ISBN: 0585178992 9780585178998
OCLC Number: 44954886
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 142 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Responsibility: Marjorie Agosín ; translated by Celeste Kostopulos-Cooperman ; photographs by Emma Sepulveda and Ted Polumbaum.

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"Arpilleras are burlap-backed tapestries depicting the experiences and emotions of women whose sons and husbands were arrested and never heard from again during the years of military rule. Agosin's narrative traces the arpillera movement from its early days under the promotion and protection of the Catholic Church's Vicaría de Solidaridad through the early 1990s, when newly reestablished civilian authorities decided not to more forcefully seek justice for victims of human rights abuses. The book includes 45 reproductions (on glossy plates), and the moving testimonies of a number of the arpilleristas themselves"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

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