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Revista interdisciplinaria de estudios de género de El Colegio de México

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LUZ DOMINGUEZ, María Cecilia. Women and Dictatorship: An Analysis of Universitarian Practices at El Bichicuí Memorial (La Plata) from an Ethnographical Perspective. Rev. interdiscip. estud. género Col. Méx. [online]. 2022, vol.8, e821.  Epub Aug 15, 2022. ISSN 2395-9185.

This article focuses on the interrelation between gender and memories, based on the analysis of a series of experiences related to the studies of university students at El Bichicuí memorial in the city of La Plata, Argentina. This site was the headquarters for the Montoneros, an armed political organization, during Argentina’s last dictatorship. The objective is to analyze the memories through which students, teachers, and managers at the site narrate, evoke, and reconstruct the experiences of women who suffered the regime’s violence. This ethnographical research is based on the analysis of interviews and participant observation, in order to gain access to a set of meanings and social representations that articulate past and present. The article focuses on analyzing women's various memories, such as family ties, gender roles in society, activism, and armed struggle. Amid these social issues, this research project examines areas of consensus in addition to intersubjective and intergenerational disputes that relate to the meanings acquired by women’s past experiences in juxtaposition to the current political and sociocultural context.

Keywords : gender; dictatorship; memory sites; social representations, educational practices; ethnography.

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