Santiago Pinzón Alvarado
Universidad de los Andes


This article aims to explain the inner workings of male “whiteness” among medium and higher classes in the city of Bogotá. To do this, I will draw from the scattered this concept may be anchoring it to an ethnography lived at a traditional elite school in Bogotá. In this ethnography, I will analyze the settings where this whiteness inhabits, is performed and reproduced (soccer, martial band, and “committees”). Finally, I conclude that the main characteristic of whiteness is the legitimation and the practice of a violent naturalized domination upon most of Colombian population.

Keywords: whiteness, account, higher classes, naturalized domination, Bogotá, masculinities.