Los sinuosos caminos de la etnografía política


  • Javier Auyero University of Texas at Austin



Palabras clave:

clientelismo, acción colectiva, zona gris, sufrimiento, sociología de la espera, etnografía política


El texto pasa revista a la extensa y productiva trayectoria del autor en el difícil oficio de la etnografía política. Mediante un relato reflexivo de su propia experiencia etnográfica, se destaca la relevancia y complejidad del oficio, razón por la que nos remite a los hallazgos, los obstáculos, problemas, limitaciones
y proyecciones del ejercicio etnográfico en lo político. El escrito se divide en cinco apartados, correspondientes a los temas de investigación abordados por la trayectoria etnográfica del autor, en los que se revisan la relación y utilidad de la etnografía política en el estudio de las redes clientelares, de la acción colectiva, el estudio de la zona gris de la política, el sufrimiento ambiental y el tema de la espera como una expresión de las relaciones de dominación social. El escrito cierra con una invitación y advertencia en torno al oficio etnográfico.


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Biografía del autor/a

Javier Auyero, University of Texas at Austin

Profesor en The University of Texas at Austin, Estados Unidos. Es coautor del libro Inflamable: estudio del sufrimiento ambiental (Buenos Aires: Paidós, 2008), premiado con el Robert Park Best Book Award y el Charles Tilly Best Book Award, de la American Sociological Association.

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Cómo citar

Auyero, J. (2019). Los sinuosos caminos de la etnografía política. Revista Colombiana De Antropología, 55(2), 169–190. https://doi.org/10.22380/2539472X.804