Occupying and Reclaiming a National Historical Monument The Casa Central of the Universidad de Chile
Conceptual and ethnographic examination of the ideology that has given form to one of Chiles most representative national historical monuments, the Casa Central of the Universidad de Chile, indicates that monuments are a complex social construction of historically situated ideologies and practices and that, simply by being artifacts, they are always at risk of never achieving unanimity as to their truth. The controversial nature of the monuments meaning presents us with a problem with regard to its verisimilitude and its incorporation into a shared history. It may be suggested that the historical meaning of a monument is manifested in its commemoration and in corporal uses and practices.
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Institución: Universidad Alberto HurtadoFacultad: Ciencias SocialesUnidad: Antropología