‘We are not Victims, we are Protagonists of this History’

  title={‘We are not Victims, we are Protagonists of this History’},
  author={V. Macmanus},
  journal={International Feminist Journal of Politics},
  pages={40 - 57}
  • V. Macmanus
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • International Feminist Journal of Politics
Abstract This article centers on the Mexican and Argentinean ‘Dirty Wars’, examining the limitations inherent in human rights and women's human rights responses to these epochs of violence. I situate Argentina's report on the dictatorship, Nunca más (1984), in conversation with Elena Poniatowska's text on the 1968 Mexico City massacre, La noche de Tlatelolco (1971), to trace the rise of a global human rights discourse that has become the dominant manner of conceptualizing human rights… Expand