Competing narratives about sacrifice: three readings of the 11 September 1973 coup in Chile and their conflicting constitutional projections

This article argues that different narratives involving sacrifice compete to ascribe meaning to the 11 September 1973 coup against Socialist President Salvador Allende, and as a result, structure contemporary Chilean constitutional politics. From that event, it is contended, three competing narrativ...

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Published in:Political theology
Main Author: Muñoz León, Fernando
Format: Electronic/Print Article
Language:English
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Published: [2016]
In:Political theology
Year: 2016, Volume: 17, Issue: 6, Pages: 507-524
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Allende Gossens, Salvador 1908-1973 / Pinochet Ugarte, Augusto 1915-2006 / Aylwin Azócar, Patricio 1918-2016 / Chile / Dictatorship / Democracy
Further subjects:B Patricio Aylwin
B constitutional politics
B coup
B Dictatorship
B Salvador Allende
B Chile
B Political Theology
B Augusto Pinochet
B transition to democracy
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Summary:This article argues that different narratives involving sacrifice compete to ascribe meaning to the 11 September 1973 coup against Socialist President Salvador Allende, and as a result, structure contemporary Chilean constitutional politics. From that event, it is contended, three competing narratives emerged, each seeking to make sense of political sacrifice, and each providing a basis for the constitutional projects of the Left, the Right, and the Center.
ISSN:1462-317X
Contains:Enthalten in: Political theology
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1179/1462317X15Z.000000000135