¿Cuál memoria? Los efectos políticos y el orden simbólico de los trabajos oficiales de memoria

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Resumen

Objective/context: This article constructs a concept of memory as an open story in a domain of political reflection. It analyses the exercises of official memory-building found in reports such as the one written by the Historical Memory Documentary Centre (CNMH) establishing their paradoxical function with respect to social order and the victims. The argument is based on a claim regarding the impossibility of an absolute or totalizing closure of the political meaning of any narrative resulting from such reports. Methodology: The study was based on a poststructuralist theoretical perspective, with some conceptual corrections of the materialist paradigm and in consideration of the fieldwork involving the victims of the Colombian armed conflict in previous studies. We particularly emphasize the testimony of one of the victims interviewed in one of these previous works. Conclusions: The paper concludes that memory must constitute an open story that specifies a political and discursive interaction with the irrepresentable traumas linked to society's historical foundation. Originality: Theoretical analyses of memory exercises usually exalt the role of memory narratives in overcoming violent events or defending a search for an alternative truth from the one produced institutionally. In this article, we highlight the incommensurability of the conflict and criticize the idea of memory narratives with a closed and stable symbolization. We set out the effects of the memory narratives on a political level in which the irrepresentable traumas that reflect unreconciled victims are at stake.

Título traducido de la contribuciónWhat memory? The political effects and the symbolic order of the official works of memory
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)147-171
Número de páginas25
PublicaciónColombia Internacional
Volumen97
N.º1
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 1 ene 2019

Huella dactilar

narrative
trauma
Symbolic Order
social order
testimony
paradigm
event
methodology
interaction
society
Trauma
Exercise
Closure
Armed Conflict
Discursive
Paradigm
Impossibility
Social Order
Incommensurability
Field Work

Palabras clave

  • Authors: Official memory report
  • Open story
  • Politics of memory
  • Symbolic order of memory
  • Victims

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