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The remembered absence. Collective memory of a coffee-growing people.

Abstract in spanish

This article is a tour of the methodologies and the results of an investigation carried out in Pijao, a growing town South of Quindío, Colombia. During the investigation emerged the need to make use of photography as a source of information through a particular methodology. In this way, was made in brief a linear path of history that begins in a past of revelry and good times, passing through three events at the end of the 20th century and ends in a decadent present and going nowhere. However, the village an insult these negative situations, these issues, in a unique way that will store through the text. This will involve the remembered absence it's how as the pijaenses face a present that has changed compared to the past, as is the resistance of the inhabitants to change.

Keywords: memory,memories,photography,Pijao.
Author: María Alejandra Pérez Alonso. Antropóloga, independiente, Bogotá, Colombia.
Received: May 16th, 2014, Accepted: June 14th, 2014
Revista Chilena de Antropología Visual - número 23 - Santiago, junio 2014 - 107/133 pp.- ISSN 0718-876x. Rev. chil. antropol. vis.