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Justice in anthropological theory and practice

Sociology International Journal
Alejandro Ernesto Vázquez Martínez

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The purpose of the article is to prospectively describe the relationship between anthropological practice, public policy and the conception of justice. To this end, justice is seen as an experience of otherness, since analysis and possible responses in the context of institutional action must first focus on the meanings and representation that occur in the discourses and actions of the persons who are victims of state violence; anthropological methods and techniques must also be directed to understanding the dynamics of such violence in order to ultimately transform the conceptualization and practices of public policies.


Anthropology, ethnohistory, procuration, inconsistencies, violent strategies