Politics of Bereavement

Women's Narratives of Continuing Bonds in Argentina


This project explored how women who lost family members during the Argentine dictatorship maintained a continuing bond with their missing loved ones.

By approaching bereavement not only as oppressive, it demonstrated how bereavement can become a source for increasing capacities to act and political action.

The research was based on 6 months of ethnographic fieldwork in Buenos Aires in 2010 and 2012. It was carried out in the context of an M.Sc. in Cultural Anthropology and an M.A. in Gender and Ethnicity at Utrecht University.

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