oa African Yearbook of Rhetoric - Uses and limits of the figure of "genocide"

Volume 3, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2220-2188
  • E-ISSN: 2305-7785



I propose to investigate certain figures present in the discourse related to the memory and the history of the recent past in Argentina. There is a term frequently applied to the period of violence and mass crimes experienced there: "genocidal dictatorship", "Argentine genocide". My concern is not the legal or theoretical definition of the term of , but rather its and impact on the social and historical consciousness.

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