Alhena Caicedo
DEA École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales


Social research is caught up in a paradox. Building on the contributions of systemic theoryand the complex thought of second order, the author proposes a reflection on the role ofthe social researcher who is faced with a subject of which he/she forms part. From suchdiverse angles as narrative, corporal expression, and plastic arts, a transgressor gaze is offeredof the logics that inscribe social research. The aim is to make anthropology an exercise ofagency-construction that allows creative readings of social reality, their dynamics of changeand their possibilities of transformation.

Keywords: Reflectivity, subjectivity, narrative, anthropological methodology.