Representado Voces Discordantes en la Prensa Digital: Víctimas de Abuso Sexual y Físico en los Colegios Industriales Irlandeses

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Elena Cantueso Urbano
María Isabel Romero Ruiz


De acuerdo con Butler, como individuos políticos todos estamos involucrados en constantes relaciones de poder, pero los grupos minoritarios están más expuestos a la violencia; sus vidas valen menos y su reconocimiento en la esfera pública es negado (Butler, Precarious Life 20, 34). En Irlanda, esas voces discordantes eran niños que no se atenían al código moral católico siendo apartados de la esfera pública y confinados en reformatorios durante el siglo veinte. Tras su liberación de estas instituciones, donde sufrieron abuso físico, psicológico y sexual, estas víctimas fueron silenciadas y apartadas de la vida pública. Usando la teoría de poder de Butler y estudios de Trauma (Kaplan, Herman, Laub), nuestra intención en este artículo es doble: primero, ver cómo la prensa digital ha desafiado el poder normativo dando visibilidad a los sujetos desplazados y segundo, ver cómo la prensa digital ha pedido a la sociedad y a los responsables una respuesta ética para curar las heridas de las víctimas.


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Cantueso Urbano, E., & Romero Ruiz, M. I. (2021). Representado Voces Discordantes en la Prensa Digital: Víctimas de Abuso Sexual y Físico en los Colegios Industriales Irlandeses. VERBEIA. Revista De Estudios Filológicos. Journal of English and Spanish Studies, 7(6), 58-77.

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