Leticia Katzer
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Conicet / Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Argentina


By thinking of ethnicity as a “domain of knowledge”, we put forward the following hypothesis: Ethnic identifications signal different trajectories of shared living/life in common, among which commonalization is but one. Drawing from an ethnographic case (Huarpe), we analyse three different ethnic “trajectories”: The trajectory of commonalization, decommonalization, and non-commonalized. We explore the theoretical and legal colonial/modern ways of structuring/building life-in-common in the field of ethnicity, analysing them as a framework articulating the biopolitical matrix and governmentality.

Keywords: subjectivation, biopolitics, ethnopolitics, commonalization, ethnic trajectories, Governmentality.