This paper aims to make a discourse analysis of the processes that reverse memories of the Colombian conflict in national newspapers. The research adopts a theoretical approach that describes reversed memory as a narratological device which tells past events while covers the present in news media. Methodology of discourse analysis on news pieces refered to the processes of reparation of victims was employed. These processes are being carried out in accordance with legal provisions stablished by Law of Victims and Land Restitution (2011). The analysis shows a narrative construction in which institutional memory of the conflict is conceived as a rectification on forgetting the victims’ suffering. Such a narrative operates through memory carriers, which are understood as people under the name of victims and victimizers; reparation as a phenomenon through discursive forms such as payment of historical debt, acknowledgment of the victim and seeking of truth; and places represented as museums. This narrative process shapes an escenario in which development of new sorts of relations between victims, the State and society, legitimizing the State as a factor of national cohesion.
|Título traducido de la contribución
|Reversing the memory of the Colombian armed conflict, analysis of discourse in the written press
|Número de páginas
|Revista CES Psicologia
|Publicada - 2019
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- Armed conflict
- Historical debt
- Historical memory
- Reversed memory