Neither victims, nor heroes, nor repentants: Reflections on the category of “victim” from viewpoint of political activism

Isabel Piper Shafir, Marisela Montenegro

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Abstract

© 2017, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota Colombia. All rights reserved. In the field of memory studies in Chile, the definition of victim that has become hegemonic is the one that refers to damage caused by state terrorism. However, that category has been subjected to tension from different viewpoints, including that of those who struggled against the military dictatorship of Pinochet. By means of the Narrative Productions method, this article establishes a discussion with the memories of political violence constructed by the protagonists of armed struggle during the1980s This method makes it possible to analyze the processes of construction and questioning of the category of victim and its contraposition to that of hero/heroine and that of repentant, thus contributing to articulate the struggles of the past and the political projects of the present.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-109
JournalRevista de Estudios Sociales
Volume2017
Issue number59
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

Keywords

  • Collective memory
  • Human rights
  • Political violence (thesaurus)
  • Victims

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