Memory and resilience among Uitoto women: closed baskets and gentle words to invoke the pain of the Colombian Amazon

  title={Memory and resilience among Uitoto women: closed baskets and gentle words to invoke the pain of the Colombian Amazon},
  author={{\'A}ngela Santamar{\'i}a},
  journal={Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies},
  pages={315 - 330}
  • Á. Santamaría
  • Published 2 September 2017
  • Sociology
  • Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies
ABSTRACT This article aims to connect the remembrance of historical events of extreme violence against indigenous Amazon populations with the course of interdisciplinary reflection on trauma and historical memory. It centers its analysis on the narratives and experiences of a group of indigenous Uitoto women whose ancestors were enslaved under the rubber regime of the Casa Arana, seeking to identify their strategies for redeeming memory in a positive manner that fosters resilience instead of… 

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