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FORENSIC HUMANITARIANISM BETWEEN TRANSNATIONAL EXPERTISES AND GOVERNMENT TECHNOLOGIES: The case of the Peru’s ditch

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Author(s):
Desirée de Lemos Azevedo [1]
Total Authors: 1
Affiliation:
[1] Universidade Federal de São Paulo - Brasil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Revista Brasileira de Ciências Sociais; v. 36, n. 107 2021-07-12.
Abstract

Abstract Based on reflections produced in the context of two ethnographic assessments, this article discusses the development of a national technology for the management of the bodies of disappeared politicians during the Dictatorship (1964-1985) in Brazil. Mobilizing the historical procedural method, I explore the construction of Peru’s clandestine ditch as a forensic case, highlighting the entanglement between two knowledge and power domains over the dead: one legalized and institutionalized in the police sphere and the other in transnational forensic humanitarianism. The aim is to treat the tensions interposed to the development and the exercise of a humanitarian identifying power as a result of disputes by the authorities that unfold it, illuminating the disciplinary aspects of identification. I argue that, by constituting subjects based on analytical acts and writing practices, humanitarian identification also circumscribes them as managed by knowledge and actions that give rise to government acts. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/15525-0 - The deceased don't all weight the same: a reflection on the political identification of bones from the Perus mass grave
Grantee:Desiree de Lemos Azevedo
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
FAPESP's process: 12/15601-7 - Memory, truth and justice: an ethnographic study on the making of National Truth Commission in Brazil
Grantee:Desiree de Lemos Azevedo
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate