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CIANCIO, María Belén  and  GABRIELE, Alejandra. El archivo positivista como dispositivo visual-verbal: Fotografía, feminidad anómala y fabulación. Mora (B. Aires) [online]. 2012, vol.18, n.1. ISSN 1853-001X.

We analyze in this paper the archive as visual and verbal device, in the contexts of a strongly hegemonic paradigm of the Argentinean positivism of the beginning of the XX century. Through the articles that Francisco de Veyga published, between 1902-1904 in the Archivos de Psiquiatría y Criminología, about sexualities that are considered anomalous and the photographs that illustrate those cases, we explore some of the discursive and non-discursive operations that the archive, -as a psychic apparatus of the social body considered pathological- presents about gender, feminity, photography and the medical-psychiatrical classification. This last one is articulated from the binary axes normal/pathological, but it presents vital resistances in the biopolitical panoptic and in the repetition logic of the archive through fabulation and the other gaze.

Keywords : Archive; Positivism; Photography; Gender; Gabulation.

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