La desaparición y las luchas entre la historia y las batallas de las memorias: El caso de Bautista van Schouwen Vasey

Paula Tesche Roa, Javier González Alarcón

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This research describes and analyzes disappearance in the civic-military dictatorship (1973 - 1990) context in its relationship with the history and the memories battles The hypothesis attends to the fact that the tensions between the disappearance and the lack of historical records on political thought and action, as well as the memories in dispute, hinder the consolidation of transformative social practices and the organization of political forces in response to problems of the present. Considering both the distinctions between history and memories, as well as their overlaps, the case of Bautista van Schouwen Vasey, member of the Central Committee of the Movimiento de Izquierda Revolucionaria (MIR), is presented as a paradigmatic example that reveals the tensions between, on one side, the historical record about political projects for social change and its transmission, on the other hand, the battles between memories that still perpetuate oblivion and those that promote collective memories as social practices. A qualitative documentary method is used, which includes the review of files, analysis of primary testimonial and secondary sources of the type academic, audiovisuals, and the press of the time. The results confirm that the disappearance has been disconnected from the historical political motive, which poses challenges to history and memories in view of its effects today.

Título traducido de la contribuciónThe disappearance and the struggles between history the memories battles: The case of Bautista van Schouwen Vasey
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)1-27
Número de páginas27
EstadoPublicada - jun. 2021

Palabras clave

  • Bautista van Schouwen Vasey
  • Civic-military dictatorship
  • History
  • Memories battles
  • People disappearance

Áreas temáticas de ASJC Scopus

  • Historia
  • Sociología y ciencias políticas
  • Ciencias políticas y relaciones internacionales

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