"'The good memory of this land": Reflections on the processes of memory and forgetting

Authors
Ramos, Ana Margarita
Publication Year
2010
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
The "good memory of this land" is the way the Mapuche define the processes of remembering and forgetting. From this point of view, memory becomes the means by which the past is acknowledged and advice is transmitted; an instance where people reconfigure their subjectivities and the bonds of belonging that connect them, their ancestors and the physical world. In the specific context of some Mapuche families who decided to recover lands in Argentinean Patagonia that were disputed by the Benetton firm, memory became a central subject of reflection among those involved. This article, based on Mapuche reflections, deals with the theoretical implications of two main demands of collective memory in the local arena: the truth about history and autonomy in the practice of remembering and forgetting in order to create people's own culture of relatedness.
Fil: Ramos, Ana Margarita. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Patagonia Norte. Instituto de Investigaciones en Diversidad Cultural y Procesos de Cambio. Universidad Nacional de Río Negro. Instituto de Investigaciones en Diversidad Cultural y Procesos de Cambio; Argentina. Universidad Nacional de Rio Negro. Sede Andina. Escuela de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales; Argentina
Subject
IMAGES
MAPUCHE
RELATEDNESS
SUBJECTIVITY
TERRITORIALITY
Otras Sociología
Sociología
CIENCIAS SOCIALES
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/77707