Orphanages without orphans? Reflections of moral anthropology on orphanages for Indian children

"In the first decades of the twentieth century, a group of Spanish Capuchin missionaries built a series of educational institutions in northern Colombia that they called “orphanages” (although most of the children educated there were not orphans) and that represented the implementation of a new...

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Autor Principal: Bosa, Bastien
Formato: Artículo (Article)
Lenguaje:Inglés (English)
Publicado: Brill Academic Publishers 2019
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Acceso en línea:https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/23309
https://doi.org/10.1163/18748945-03201017
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spelling ir-10336-233092021-08-19T03:31:44Z Orphanages without orphans? Reflections of moral anthropology on orphanages for Indian children Des orphelinats sans orphelins? Réflexionsd’anthropologiemoralesurles«orphelinats» pourlesenfantsindiens Bosa, Bastien Colombia Colonialism Indigenous people Missions Moral anthropology "In the first decades of the twentieth century, a group of Spanish Capuchin missionaries built a series of educational institutions in northern Colombia that they called “orphanages” (although most of the children educated there were not orphans) and that represented the implementation of a new “conversion”/ “civilization” strategy for the region’s Indian groups after several decades of failure. This article proposes to analyse the process that led the missionaries to theorize this practice of separating children from their families as the most relevant to their evangelization work. How has this method – now considered one of the most controversial from an ethical-moral point of view – been gradually built as the best solution to convert the indigenous populations of northern Colombia and incorporate them into the nation? And above all, what are the argumentative records that the missionaries used to convince the public authorities to support this enterprise based on the abduction of indigenous children from their families? © koninklijke brill nv, leiden, 2019" 2019 2020-05-26T00:01:04Z info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion 18748945 18748937 https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/23309 https://doi.org/10.1163/18748945-03201017 eng info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess application/pdf Brill Academic Publishers instname:Universidad del Rosario reponame:Repositorio Institucional EdocUR
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language Inglés (English)
topic Colombia
Colonialism
Indigenous people
Missions
Moral anthropology
spellingShingle Colombia
Colonialism
Indigenous people
Missions
Moral anthropology
Bosa, Bastien
Orphanages without orphans? Reflections of moral anthropology on orphanages for Indian children
description "In the first decades of the twentieth century, a group of Spanish Capuchin missionaries built a series of educational institutions in northern Colombia that they called “orphanages” (although most of the children educated there were not orphans) and that represented the implementation of a new “conversion”/ “civilization” strategy for the region’s Indian groups after several decades of failure. This article proposes to analyse the process that led the missionaries to theorize this practice of separating children from their families as the most relevant to their evangelization work. How has this method – now considered one of the most controversial from an ethical-moral point of view – been gradually built as the best solution to convert the indigenous populations of northern Colombia and incorporate them into the nation? And above all, what are the argumentative records that the missionaries used to convince the public authorities to support this enterprise based on the abduction of indigenous children from their families? © koninklijke brill nv, leiden, 2019"
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author Bosa, Bastien
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title Orphanages without orphans? Reflections of moral anthropology on orphanages for Indian children
title_short Orphanages without orphans? Reflections of moral anthropology on orphanages for Indian children
title_full Orphanages without orphans? Reflections of moral anthropology on orphanages for Indian children
title_fullStr Orphanages without orphans? Reflections of moral anthropology on orphanages for Indian children
title_full_unstemmed Orphanages without orphans? Reflections of moral anthropology on orphanages for Indian children
title_sort orphanages without orphans? reflections of moral anthropology on orphanages for indian children
publisher Brill Academic Publishers
publishDate 2019
url https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/23309
https://doi.org/10.1163/18748945-03201017
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