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TABARES OCHOA, Catalina María. The Armed Conflict Victims and its Becoming as Political Subject. Estud. polit., Medellín [online]. 2011, n.38, pp. 13-37. ISSN 0121-5167.
This article presents an analysis of the experience of five victims in the context of the Colombian armed conflict located in Medellin at the Commune 13. It asks about this victims process of becoming political subjects as it is manifested in political actions such as the testimony, the participation in victims groups and the art as a form of political expression. Four parts constitute this text. The first, "Contexts of victimization," presents the problem and context of inquiry; the second, "Considerations on the becoming of the political subject" carries out a theoretical revision about the political subject; the third part is a description of the political initiatives led by victims in the configuration of their political subject: the uses of memory, the participation in groups of victims and the scenification of pain; the last part, "Empowerment of the subject," refers to the capacity subjects have to defy the determinant context of victimization.
Keywords : Victims; Armed Conflict; Experience; Political Actions; Political Subjects; Comuna 13; Medellín.