Liz Rincon

Liz Rincon
Los Andes University (Colombia) | UNIANDES · Department of Anthropology

MS sociology research


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Este trabajo propone acercarse a la interpretación de las representaciones sociales de los derechos sexuales y reproductivos de la población adolescente y de las instituciones que los garantizan en tres localidades de Bogotá. Mediante una mirada integradora e interdisciplinaria, se realizan pesquisas en el universo simbólico de los adolescentes sob...


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The topic that I would like to address is the process of how individuals create meanings for life after extreme situations of violence. I use the case of Colombian war, specifically of social leaders who had to leave the country, their lives threatened by the State, paramilitary forces and guerrillas. I will focus on the relevance of remembering the violent past in the context of exile. In this sense, memory acts as a vehicle of meaning in three different phenomena: first as a personal effort to remember, when the social leaders articulate subjective meanings that were broken as a consequence of pain and suffering; second, it occurs within a collective dimension, a social grief, when crimes and war horrors are shown in the public scene through public demonstrations or commemorations. Finally, there is a global scale, when the encounter between different victims or survivors, from a wide variety of countries, mixes subaltern memories and narratives of pain beyond any border, towards creating a transnational community against war. As a conclusion, when victims or survivors use memory in a transnational context, they create and sustain not only personal meanings which allow them to understand and adapt to their new lives, but also a complex net capable of bounding their struggles, originating political agencies that fight global inequalities.