Making a displaced person: Institutional and subjective dimensions of assistance program for Colombian armed conflict victims

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Abstract

© 2018, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. All rights reserved. The paper analyses the construction of a population as the target of state assistance because of its status of Colombian armed conflict victim. Our aim is to describe how the development of such an assistance policy produces marginal ways of citizenship. The article states that the forced displacement care policy is based on a depoliticized conception of the forced displacement itself. Such a notion can be observed in the requirements and formalities of the care mechanisms. These mechanisms promote certain practices within the beneficiaries through which a form of subjectivity production is created. The paper concludes that, as a modality of administration of the exception, Colombian public policy on victims’ care has naturalized victim status as a precarious way to access certain citizenship rights.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)23-48
Number of pages26
JournalRevista de Antropologia Social
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StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018

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