La figura de testigo en la elaboración del trauma y memoria colectiva en contextos de conflicto armado. Thesis

short description

  • Undergraduate thesis

Thesis author

  • Alarcón Pardo, María Alejandra
  • Duarte Almonacid, Nicolás


  • The purpose of this investigation is to identify the witness’ role in the individual elaboration oftrauma and its implication in the establishment of a collective memory on armed conflict context. The witness’ role can be personified by the aggressor, the victim or a third person being presentin the scene, complying diverse individual and collective functions, not just on juridical matters, also anthropological, psychological, historical, among others. Regarding the production of testimonies by a witness, a testimony may work as a mediatoramong processes like the trauma elaboration and the establishment of collective memory. Now, the testimony being a linguistic elaboration that uses both word and silence, works as a resource(tool) in the process of giving, both to society and to the individual, a meaning to their existence. The act of providing a testimony by a linguistic faculty, allows the articulation of (shocking)experiences at an individual level, effect that may influence in how a “broken” social tissuemight be fixed.

publication date

  • January 11, 2013 3:28 AM


  • armed conflict
  • collective memory
  • testimony
  • trauma
  • witness

Document Id

  • bcfe61bd-fbb5-458d-a277-87f166eb6b6a