The role of collective memory in emotional recovery of political violence in Colombia
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Keywords

Collective Memory
Victim Of War
Social Psychology
Emotional Affectation

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Villa Gómez, J. D. (2013). The role of collective memory in emotional recovery of political violence in Colombia. International Journal of Psychological Research, 6(2), 37–49. https://doi.org/10.21500/20112084.674

Abstract

This article enquires about the role of collective memory events of political violence victims of some organizations in three regions of Colombia, eastern Antioquia, southern Cordoba, and Medellin city on the processes of subjective and emotional transformations. It is made from a psychosocial perspective using a hermeneutic phenomenology approach. Life stories were developed with in-depth interviews to 32 people (26 women and 6 men) of Eastern Antioquia, 13 people in southern Córdoba (10 women and 3 men) and 13 mothers of Candelaria; 4 women life stories of the three regions studied; and 19 focus groups with participants of victims processes of the three regions. All these stories were transcribed and analyzed by the categorical analysis method by matrix. Emotional affectations of the victims and following emotional transformations arising by group, collective and public memory events in individuals and collectives involved in the execution of these actions are presented outlining a Psychosocial view that allows to approach from research and intervention to psychological, social and political phenomenon.
https://doi.org/10.21500/20112084.674
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