Las Torres de Lucca. International Journal of Political Philosophy, Vol 2, No 3 (2013)

The senses of Violence. "Cristianismo y RevoluciĆ³n" in Argentine in the sixties

Daniela Slipak


Based on the importance of symbolic inscriptions in understanding the political dynamics and the formation of groups, this article explores the meanings of violence displayed in Cristianismo y RevoluciĆ³n, Argentinean magazine published between September 1966 and September 1971. This publication was a paradigmatic exponent of the different contestant expressions to the military governments that took place in the country from 1966-1973 and in which catholics networks, unions, intellectuals, university, and, increasingly, armed organizations converged. Which was the meaning of violence that prevailed in the magazine? What were the characteristics that this meaning gave to political action? Could that mean be splitted from its aims? And, as derived from the aforementioned questions, could it be asserted that violence had a unique sense?