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Representaciones Sociales de la Víctima: Entre la Inocencia y la Militancia Politica

DOI: 10.5027/psicoperspectivas-Vol12-Issue1-fulltext-221

Keywords: societal representations, victims, dictatorship, argentina, human rights.

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hindsight, plus trying to make sense out of incidents that took place within a timeframe full of violence generates massive arguments about their causes, who they should blame or about their victims. this article presents the results of a research aimed at exploring and analyzing societal representations that involve victims of the military dictatorship. the methodology that was used combined questionnaires and in-depth interviews applied on 30 relatives of the disappeared and 22 former political prisoners, and included quantitative techniques applied to a sample of 400 people that lived in the jujuy province, argentina. results indicate that society does not put the blame on them but that it rather constructs a humanistic-victimization image, which contrasts with the image that victims have of themselves as survivors and as social or political activists.

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