Políticas sociales y pueblos indígenas en Chile. Aproximación crítica desde la noción de agencia

Díaz, Martina Yopo
July 2012
Universum;2012, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p187
Academic Journal
This paper addresses the notion of subject articulated in social policies in Chile. Based on a dialogic conception of subject and a case study, we analyze the notion of agency underlying the Programa Orígenes; the main initiative installed by the Chilean state to strength indigenous people's development processes. The analysis will lead us to affirm this social policy leaves behind essential elements of the notion of subject and its action capacity, provoking a decoupling between the notion of agency recognized to members of indigenous communities and their actual capacity to become actors in their own development processes. This maladjustment, might limit the possibilities to generate a social policy defined by cultural pertinence and oriented towards the satisfaction of the particular needs of indigenous peoples in Chile.


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