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An approach to the nocturnal for two watchful eyes: ethnographic and documentary about time and loneliness night watchmen.

Abstract in spanish

In this ethnography, the visual anthropology tools helps us to access at the perceptions of time and solitude of two night watchmen in Lima (Peru). There are three aspects that are used to understand the processes of subjectivity agencies and the experience of these night watchmen in a 1 or 2 m2 stall: their material culture, their emotions and their narratives. So, to know their experience, in 10 or 12 hours without recognition of all their labor rights, we'll need answer what processes are involved in each one, located in so limiting as those that characterize this work experience environments. As a result, we find that their huts are a reflection of their most intimate spaces, as their rooms. In their rooms (private) and in their stalls (public), memory and subjectivity processes are revealed through the material culture under similar grammar.

Keywords: vigilance,memory,subjectivity,material culture,visuality,self-representation.
Author: Christian Estrada Ugarte. Magíster en Antropología Visual por la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP, Lima-Perú). Profesor en la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú y en la Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC, Lima-Perú).
Received: January 17th, 2016, Accepted: August 05th, 2016
Revista Chilena de Antropología Visual - número 27 - Santiago, Julio 2016 - 140/184 pp.- ISSN 0718-876x. Rev. chil. antropol. vis.