Technology Appropriation in the Chilean-Mapuche Territorial Conflict: The Case of the Mapuche Digital Media Werken.cl

Juan Alfredo DEL VALLE ROJAS


Abstract:

This work aims at visualizing the frames of significance that are present in the informative discourses, as well as the constructions about the Mapuche territory appearing on the Mapuche digital media Werken.cl. Territory is enrolled in a significance system that legitimates the processes of territorial recovery, contrary to the Chilean State’s position representing it as the manifestation of terrorist and violent acts. The results show that there is a system of significance about territory presented in the informative discourses that legitimizes territorial recovery as committed to a decolonial project whose purpose is to transform the system of relations imposed by the coloniality in the context of the Chilean-Mapuche conflict.

Keywords: Territory; Reclaiming; Mapuche; Digital Media; Decoloniality

DOI: 10.24193/jmr.33.3

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