Cuadernos de antropología social
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MARTINEZ, Alejandro y TAMAGNO, Liliana. La naturalización de la violencia: Un análisis de fotografías antropométricas de principios del siglo XX. Cuad. antropol. soc. [online]. 2006, n.24, pp. 93-112. ISSN 1850-275X.
This article is the result of the rescue, identification and classification of a collection of photographs founded in the Photographic Archive of La Plata Museum, through the theoretical approaches developed at the Laboratorio de Investigaciones en Antropología Social (LIAS-UNLP), about conceptualizations such as ethnicity, identity and intercultural relationships. These photographs of indigenous workers, obtained at La Esperanza sugar plantation (Jujuy, Argentine) at the beginnings of XX century, express with immense harshness and no embarrassment, far away of the possibility of any censor, lets say with complete impunity, the submission and exploitation suffered by indigenous people just 100 years ago in our country. We understand that the recovering of socio historical context and the critical analysis of these photographic documents shall become an important contribution to the reconstruction of our collective memory, offering new elements that will allow us to rethink what happened in our society in the recent past.
Palabras clave : Indigenous People; Photography; Positivism; Violence; Power.