Memoria, restitución y prácticas de la transmisión: El Archivo Biográfico Familiar de Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo

Horacio Medina


In this paper we will place testimonial voices, as survivor narrative, in the frame of "identity" ruin caused by the practices of appropriation of children during the last military dictatorship in Argentina. We analyze an ethnographic corpus of the tasks performed by the “Familiar Biographical Archives” of “Abuelas de  Plaza de Mayo” Association. We discuss the conflict of the "identity" narrated by "others" that leads to the threshold of an autobiographical enunciation. This work of memory and transmission gives a "subjective", but also ethical and political, sense to the process of "restitution".


Argentine dictatorship, children appropriation/restitution, memory, biographical archives, transmission

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DOI: 10.6092/issn.2036-0967/3764

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