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Archaeology of a conflict: excavations in the visual memory of Mehuín’s defense.

Abstract in spanish

The emergence of objects and images in research on an environmental conflict must include them in ethnographic reflection. The visual is assumed from the meaning that those objects have and from their ability to delineate the present. They are articulators both in the relationship of researchers and community and in the inertia of present and past, public and private, individual and collective. During the conflict, objects and images have a collective character, and are then privately guarded by women. Its recovery makes it possible to re-define the conflict and to project it towards new forms of collective action

Keywords: Archeology,Mehuín,ethnography,investigations.
Author: Juan Carlos Skewes, Daniela Pino, Vanesa Naranjo, Debbie Guerra & Natalia Barría.
Received: January 05th, 2004, Accepted: July 07th, 2004
Revista Chilena de Antropología Visual - número 4 - Santiago, julio 2004 - 228/239pp. - ISSN 0718-876x. Rev. chil. antropol. vis.