The psychosocial management of rights restitution: tracing technologies for reparation in post-conflict Colombia

Mora-Gámez, F. and Brown, S.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-7841-3225, 2019. The psychosocial management of rights restitution: tracing technologies for reparation in post-conflict Colombia. Theory & Psychology, 29 (4), pp. 521-538. ISSN 0959-3543

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Abstract

Psychosocial assistance is a crucial aspect of recent state reparation and human rights restitution policies in post-conflict Colombia. Drawing on the methodological tools offered by Science and Technology Studies (STS), we follow the trajectories of a psychosocial protocol for emotional recovery as a technology of reparation deployed in rural communities between 2013 and 2017. We ethnographically describe how psychological and administrative projects are merged in practice and come to shape practices and emotional self-valuations. Building on Serres’ concept of betrayal, we reflect on the potential contours of quantifications embedded in psychosocial assistance as opportunities for different forms of reparation to emerge. These forms of reparation coexist in intertwined epistemic practices of psychosocial assistance. We claim that a potentially alternative form of reparation arises despite the predominance of an administrative design mainly concerned with quantification and efficient policy management.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Theory & Psychology
Creators: Mora-Gámez, F. and Brown, S.D.
Publisher: Sage
Date: August 2019
Volume: 29
Number: 4
ISSN: 0959-3543
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1177/0959354319863136DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 11 Sep 2019 13:00
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2019 13:00
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/37633

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