Haunting pasts: time and historicity as constructed by the Argentine Madres de Plaza de Mayo and radical Flemish nationalists

  title={Haunting pasts: time and historicity as constructed by the Argentine Madres de Plaza de Mayo and radical Flemish nationalists},
  author={Berber Bevernage and Koen Aerts},
  journal={Social History},
  pages={391 - 408}
By focusing on the cases of the Madres de Plaza de Mayo and the radical Flemish nationalists, this article raises the question of how minorities succeed in keeping 'alive' painful fragments of the past, despite being pressured to 'let the wounds heal' or 'bury' the past. To answer this question, we borrow the concept of the 'regime of historicity' from the French historian Francois Hartog. We formulate the thesis that both groups succeeded in keeping their burdened pasts an 'actuality' by… 
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