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ABS419 - Retriving memories and analyzing narratives from the socio-cultural approach in a community of Mexico - Board 26

2.6 Dialogue and the co-construction of knowledge
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11:00 AM, Wednesday 30 Aug 2017 (1 hour)
In this research, we go to the backgrounds of the notion of sense of belonging from a historical-cultural perspective, regarded as identity, basic dimension for a person’s development; process which goes configuring as zone of sense and as subjectivity configuration which turns out to be strongly related to community organization processes, at the community of Huitzilac, Morelos, Mexico.
We are working on the retrieval of the historical memory upon the narratives that older people tell us, as part of their lives stories. On the idea that collective memory is a form of memory which transcends the individual and it is shared by a group, we conceived it as referred to three entities: a body of knowledge, an attribute, and a process.
We think memory as an individual matter; we have found out by talking to senior people, that they reconstruct certain events of the past, which is the content of their experiences and young people can learn from them.
Our purpose is to retrieve historical memory from the elder, so we can show young people the true origins of their identity, since they moved to the city falling in a rootless process. During the exercise of telling stories, older people reconstruct their memories, and we get information that can help younger to find out what has become of their identity.
We have videotaped several interviews with older men who have told us about the origins of the community, going as back as to the Aztec stories. 

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Campus Iztacala
National University of Mexico
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