Juan Pablo Aranguren Romero's research while affiliated with University of los Andes and other places

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This chapter analyzes the context of production of the historical memory initiative developed under Law No. 975 of 2005. By reviewing the tensions caused by the forming of the Historical Memory Group, this chapter looks at both the perceptions of this group’s members and researchers regarding the scope of their work, and the points of criticism and...
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This chapter discusses about who is responsible for the war and political violence in Colombia, and about the tensions and differences concerning the explanations of the causes and origins of the armed conflict. Even when these questions would appear to presuppose an answer limited to the actors of the internal armed conflict and in relation to spe...
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Here, this chapter describes the legislative process of the failed Victims Act in Colombia, which went through all the mandatory stages for passing legislation in Congress. It discusses the implications of the concept of reparation associated with the idea of solidarity proposed by the state and the victims’ demand that such reparation be backed by...
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This chapter sets out the process leading up to Law No. 975 of 2005 in Colombia, examines the impact of this Justice and Peace Act, and looks at the implications of defining it as a “transitional” legal framework. The chapter makes an analysis of how the peace process with the paramilitary groups, while leading many combatants to put down their arm...
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In this article I discuss some ways of relating to human suffering that have characterized research undertakings and the practice of defending human rights in Colombia that have constituted certain types of narratives about war and political violence in the country. I argue that these modes of relationship have been partly delineated by the logics...
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This book analyzes the implementation of Law 975 in Colombia, known as the Justice and Peace Law, and proposes a critical view of the transitional scenario in Colombia from 2005 onwards. The author analyzes three aspects of the law: 1) The process of negotiation with paramilitary groups; 2) The constitution of the Group Memoria Histórica (Historic...
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In this paper I analyze how the strategies of counterinsurgency warfare undertaken in Colombia during the sixties and seventies recreate an immunity politics device. I argue that this device is based on a notion where the nation is under - stood as a social body threatened and infected by communist ideologies and where the idea of safety and protec...

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... Así, este artículo dialoga, además, con la literatura sobre el sufrimiento social producida desde la antropología, y con las diversas investigaciones realizadas en Colombia que le han prestado atención directa al sufrimiento social y a los daños ocasionado por la violencia (Salcedo, 2006;Espinoza, 2007), a las aproximaciones que existen sobre el sufrimiento en el país (Aranguren, 2016), a los vínculos entre violencia, victimización, emociones, memoria, identidades y subjetividades (Jimeno, 2010;Gómez, 2016), y a las formas en que, como lo expresa Das (2008), las víctimas descienden a lo ordinario, pero además resisten (Bello, 2014; Quiceno y Villamizar, 2020) y se sobreponen a lo ocurrido (Gómez, 2016;Tobón, 2016). ...