Materializando La Desaparición: La Singularidad De Sus Cosas (Materializing Human Disappearance: The Singularity of their Objects)

15 Pages Posted: 12 Jun 2018

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David Casado-Neira

University of Vigo

Alejandro Castillejo-Cuéllar

Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

Paola Díaz

Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)

Ivana Belén Ruiz-Estramil

University of the Basque Country

Date Written: June 7, 2018

Abstract

Spanish abstract: En el texto buscamos acercarnos a la trayectoria social de los objetos que acompañan a la desaparición, el significado que adquieren en dicho proceso, y la forma en la que son concebidos a partir del hecho desaparecedor. Partimos aquí de la hipótesis de que la base material de la desaparición está descoyuntada, además de cargar con la responsabilidad de expresar lo que el ausente no puede, siendo atravesada por diversas miradas que la re-significan. Valiéndonos de revisión teórica y de casos concretos que nos acercan a la singularidad de las materialidades que bordean la desaparición, profundizamos en cómo se va leyendo esta materialidad hasta ubicarla en un espacio de frontera, objetos límite convertidos en prueba de vida, a menudo prueba y testimonio de los hechos acontecidos. Nos acercamos a una materialidad que sobrepasa la carga inicial destinada a soportar.

English abstract: In this paper we approach the social trajectory of the objects involved in cases of human disappearance, the new meanings and uses these objects acquired, and how the fact of disappearance involved a change in the way they are conceived. Our premise is that disappearance practices have material support, which is cracked; first, now it can bear that which the disappeared person no more can reveal; second, some other(s) may give them further senses. Objects talk and objects are talked by others. Thus objects are more than composed by matter, they are part of the world of perceptions: materialities. We explore how this materiality, located in a liminal space, is been put on performance as witness of the past and trial evidences. They are objects on the edge of a lost life. The theoretical review and concrete cases arose the uncanny of these materialities, their singularity. This kind of materialities are loaded by meanings and uses that exceed their original life.

Keywords: Materialidad, desaparición, catástrofe social, indicio, testimonio, Materiality, disappearance, social catastrophe, sign, testimony

Suggested Citation

Casado-Neira, David and Castillejo-Cuéllar, Alejandro and Díaz, Paola and Ruiz-Estramil, Ivana Belén, Materializando La Desaparición: La Singularidad De Sus Cosas (Materializing Human Disappearance: The Singularity of their Objects) (June 7, 2018). Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3192348

David Casado-Neira (Contact Author)

University of Vigo ( email )

As Lagoas-Marcosende
Vigo, Pontevedra E-36310
Spain

HOME PAGE: http://www.uvigo.gal

Alejandro Castillejo-Cuéllar

Universidad de los Andes, Colombia ( email )

Carrera Primera # 18A-12
Bogota, DC D.C. 110311
Colombia

HOME PAGE: http://https://curlinea.uniandes.edu.co/alejo_castillejo/antropographias/

Paola Díaz

Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) ( email )

54, boulevard Raspail
Paris, 75006
France

Ivana Belén Ruiz-Estramil

University of the Basque Country ( email )

Barrio Sarriena s/n
Leioa, Bizkaia 48940
Spain

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