Joseph P. FeldmanNov 8, 2021
Memories Before the State
Postwar Peru and the Place of Memory, Tolerance, and Social Inclusion
Rutgers University Press 2021
In this episode of the New Books in Latin America Podcast, Kenneth Sánchez talked to Joe Feldman about his wonderful book Memories before the State: Postwar Peru and the Place of Memory, Tolerance and Social Inclusion published in 2021 by Rutgers University Press.
Memories before the State examines the discussions and debates surrounding the creation of the Place of Memory, Tolerance, and Social Inclusion, a national museum in Peru that memorializes the country's internal armed conflict of the 1980s and 1990s. Joseph P. Feldman analyzes forms of authority that emerge as an official institution seeks to incorporate and manage diverse perspectives on recent violence.
It is a very valuable book and an important contribution to memory, museum, and Peruvian studies and debates on those fields.
Joseph P. Feldman is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Martin Institute and the Idaho Society of Fellows at the University of Idaho. Between 2016 and 2020 he was an assistant professor in the School of Anthropology at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and an affiliated researcher at the Center for Intercultural and Indigenous Research.
Kenneth Sanchez is a Peruvian journalist that currently works as a freelance journalist and as a multi-platform content curator for the Peruvian media outlet Comité de Lectura. He also hosts the New Books in Latin American Studies podcast and the movies & entertainment podcast Segundo Plano.
He holds a master degree in Latin American Politics from University College London (UCL), is a Centre for Investigative Journalism masterclass alumni and is part of the 6th generation of Young Journalists of #LaRedLatam of Distintas Latitudes. He has won several awards including the prestigious Amnesty Media Award given out by Amnesty International UK.