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The harbour mourns: January 21st 2008, Gabriel Lara's funeral, martyr of the Valparaiso fire department.

Abstract in spanish

On January 21 st of 2008 were performed Gabriel Lara´s funerals, firefighter martyr of the 4th Company of Valparaiso, a young volunteer who died after the fire of Cerro La Cruz. His death reflects and triggers a series of breaks of meanings.

The mass and the funeral procession, which produced a public congregation that momentarily transformed the city, its daily habits, the use of its streets, avenues and hills.

Keywords: Firefighter,Valparaíso,martyr,funerals.
Author: Paula de la Fuente. Licenciada en Antropología Social, Universidad de Chile.
Author: Inés Figueroa. Licenciada en Antropología Social, Universidad de Chile.
Received: March 03th, 2008, Accepted: April 25th, 2008
Revista Chilena de Antropología Visual - número 11 - Santiago, junio 2008 - 93/117 pp. - ISSN 0718-876x. Rev. chil. antropol. vis.