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RODRIGUEZ, Mariela Eva. Trayectorias de una recuperación en suspenso: ex Reserva Lago Viedma. Avá [online]. 2009, n.14. ISSN 1851-1694.

This work focuses on two dispositifs (in a Foucauldean sense: discourses, institutional practices, normatives, moral assumptions, etc.) involved on the invisibilization process suffered by indigenous peoples in the province of Santa Cruz: the stellionate (a criminal figure) and the orphanage system. Traveling throughout different generations, I will analyze the effects of the colonization carried out by the state resulting in land, children, identities and memories dispossession. The following issues partially explain the reasons why a project of recovery in the ex Lago Viedma Reserve has been put in abeyance: the actualization of traumatic events (particularly violent interruptions of family ties), the threat posed by local power networks in everyday life, and the impact of hegemonic conceptions based on racial and cultural models of "purity" that hide circulation practices and reduce indigenous peoples to "reserves" (or reservations), while treating mapuche people as foreigners and denying their alliances with tehuelche people.

Palabras clave : Territory; Communalization; Invisibilization; Mapuche and Tehuelche People.

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