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ALZATE ZULUAGA, Mary Luz. The Hegemonic Discourse about Collective Actions of Civil Resistance: Cases Communes 8, 9 and 13 of Medellín. Estud. polit., Medellín [online]. 2010, n.36, pp. 67-93. ISSN 0121-5167.
This article discusses the way that Press reports about the different expressions of civil resistance from tracking information registered on the local and national press about the cases of Communes 8, 9 and 13 of the city of Medellín during the years 2002-2006. The intention is to know how such practices have been described and interpreted, which are the absences and emphasized aspects with the emitted information, what power relations are legitimized, among other questions. There is an affirmation of the existence of a legitimate and spread discourse on the media consistent with the social and political hegemonic order in Colombia. This discourse consist in the invisibility of the political message of denunciation and opposition to the armed actors and their war dynamics, and also consists in the minimization of the challenge represented by the collective practices produced daily in defense of the violated rights of the inhabitants of these deprived neighborhoods in search of recognition and justice against social and political exclusion.
Keywords : Deprived Neighborhoods; Armed Conflict; Counterhegemony; Political Discourse; Political Exclusion; Social Exclusion; Hegemony; Medellín (Antioquia); Civil Resistance.