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dc.creatorAlcalá P.R. 
dc.creatorUribe Alarcon, Maria Victoria 
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-25T23:55:38Z
dc.date.available2020-05-25T23:55:38Z
dc.date.created2016
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/22158
dc.description.abstractBetween 2007 and 2013, we were part of the Historical Memory Group (GMH), a research group comprising researchers and experts working under the auspices of the National Commission for Reparation and Reconciliation of Colombia. The GMH was tasked under Law 975 with producing a report on the origins and causes of the armed conflict in Colombia. Despite the dominant right-wing political context and the ongoing armed conflict, the GMH enjoyed intellectual and operative autonomy in its research. This article interrogates the dynamics and reasons that served as the basis for the GMH's special sensitivity towards victims; the notion of victim implicit in the research work, with its inclusions and exclusions; and the dilemmas that arose in the group's work. We argue that the GMH can be characterized as an agent of knowledge production about a violent past that was able to articulate comprehensive and plural narratives about violence in Colombia. However, this work was limited by state and institutional dynamics that sought to domesticate and instrumentalize the voices of those who had been systematically silenced. A review of the GMH's work suggests three critical dilemmas that constrain truth-telling mechanisms: the dilemma between opening spaces for truth telling and the safety of those providing testimony; the dilemma around whose victims' voices gain authority in the documentation process; and the risks of institutionalizing a discourse around victims that bestows narrative capital to state and societal institutions. © The Author (2015).
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Transitional Justice, Vol.10, No.1 (2016); pp. 6-24
dc.relation.urihttps://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84960355122&doi=10.1093%2fijtj%2fijv036&partnerID=40&md5=7dd6731c7f6532c7ed03e6cbbb2ada27
dc.titleConstructing memory amidst war: The historical memory group of Colombia
dc.typearticle
dc.publisherOxford University Press
dc.subject.keywordColombia
dc.subject.keywordHistorical memory
dc.subject.keywordHuman rights discourse
dc.subject.keywordPlural narratives
dc.subject.keywordVictims' discourses
dc.rights.accesRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1093/ijtj/ijv036
dc.relation.citationEndPage24
dc.relation.citationIssueNo. 1
dc.relation.citationStartPage6
dc.relation.citationTitleInternational Journal of Transitional Justice
dc.relation.citationVolumeVol. 10
dc.source.instnameinstname:Universidad del Rosario
dc.source.reponamereponame:Repositorio Institucional EdocUR


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