The study examines the effects of autobiographical writing in those who narrate painful or traumatic experiences, as well as the scope of these practices in subjective reparation (as a process constructed in relation to others) of women who are victims of political violence, and in the construction of memory of the Colombian armed conflict.
With a qualitative approach, the work focuses on autobiographical writing as a group activity, which gives rise to meanings regarding the experience of violence through the act itself of writing, and the interaction with others in the group. These meanings support the possible effects of subjective reparation and memory building. The strategy proposed is that of a case study, as this focuses on exploring the practice of autobiographical writing, its meaning, and its effects within a specific group of women victims of violence in the armed conflict. The techniques used to produce information include writing workshops, semi-structured interviews, group interviews, participant observation in the workshops, texts written by the women, and other materials that emerge in the process itself.
Autobiographical writing, subjective reparation and the construction of memory in women living in Medellín who are victims of the political violence
Justus Liebig University Giessen, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Universidad de los Andes, Corporación Lluvia de Orión, Organización Ave Fénix
Universidad de Antioquia
Call 2018, Exploratory Studies