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Political-Affective Intersections: Testimonial Traces Among Forcibly Displaced Indigenous People of Oaxaca, Mexico

  • Natalia De Marinis
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Abstract

De Marinis focuses on social research in contexts immersed in terror and human rights violations, the testimonial traces created between victims’ testimonies and researchers, and the way emotions circulate through victims’ testimonies and public denunciations. De Marinis reflects on the notion of political-affective communities based on a research with displaced indigenous Triqui people in Oaxaca, Mexico. She highlights the affections provoked by terror and the way in which emotions were enacted through performative acts to claim their humanity and dignity in spaces where they have been historically excluded. Through creating new narratives based on their own traditional knowledge and memories, Triqui women and men broadened traditional word-centered testimonies by including silence and culturally diverse meanings of emotions, affects, and justice.

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  • Natalia De Marinis
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  1. 1.Center for Research and Postgraduate Studies in Social AnthropologyVeracruzMexico

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