Memorias cercanas y memorias lejanas: De los relatos sobre la experiencia local de la violencia a la configuración de una narrativa conmemorativa en Colombia

Translated title of the contribution: Close and distant memories: From the stories about the local experience of violence to the configuration of a commemorative narrative in Colombia

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Abstract

In this regard, the paper states that the official reports of memory are per-ceived as distant narrative devices by the local actors whose memory these reports seek to reflect. A tension is thus established between the local close memories that circulate within the communities themselves and the distant commemorative memory that is directed toward the external social and political space where the disputes for the national memory take place. The article is based on an extensive fieldwork carried out in the pile dwelling populations of the Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta, an area that was the epicenter of two massacres executed by right-wing paramilitary armies in 2000, within the context of the Colombian armed conflict.

Translated title of the contributionClose and distant memories: From the stories about the local experience of violence to the configuration of a commemorative narrative in Colombia
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)335-356
Number of pages22
JournalEtnografica
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

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