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Anthropologica

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VELASQUEZ PRESTAN, María Eugenia; ESCOBAR GARCIA, Natalia  and  VERGARA FIGUEROA, Aurora. Engaged ethnography in contexts of armed conflict: lessons from Bellavista -Bojayá -Chocó and Bahía Málaga -Valle del Cauca -Colombia. Anthropologica [online]. 2018, vol.36, n.41, pp.59-92. ISSN 0254-9212.  http://dx.doi.org/10.18800/anthropologica.201802.003.

In this article, we reflect upon the question of what does it entail to conduct engaged ethnography in contexts of armed conflict. We describe our ethnographic experiences in Bellavista - Bojayá Chocó and Bahía Málaga - Valle del Cauca in Colombia. Our main conclusion is that engaged ethnography, in contexts of armed conflict, ought to be collaborative developing long-term relationships with the communities in which we work.

Keywords : Bellavista; Bojayá; Bahía Málaga; engaged Ethnography; activist Ethnography; collaborative Ethnography.

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