Barrismo is a complex phenomenon and cannot be defined universally. Social representation is based on deficient conceptions that relate it to the use of psychoactive substances and violence. This article presents qualitative research evidence based on the epistemological assumptions of social constructionism, a hermeneutical phenomenological design and the use of qualitative interview and documentary and audiovisual review, to understand the political-pedagogical character of the collective actions of the popular bars of the city of Medellín, Colombia, as practices that contribute to the transformation of the territories. Categories found: i. Bars as popular movements: transition from the brave bar to the popular bar, and ii. Collective actions: Barrismo Social. The bars have gone from rough bars to popular bars, from political and critical reflexivity, with collective actions for the transformation of the territories, which transcends the experience of stigma and social prejudice.
popular barrismo, social barrismo, collective actions, transformation of territories, hermeneutic phenomenology
Thanks to the popular bars Los del Sur and Rexistencia Norte in the city of Medellín, Colombia and to the Luis Amigó Catholic University for funding the research.
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Díaz Alzate, M., Menjura Acosta, J., & Fonseca Echeverri, M. (2021). Political-Pedagogical Character of the Collective Actions of the Popular Bars. The Qualitative Report, 26(12), 3948-3962. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2021