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NICOLETTI, María Andrea. La Patagonia en los textos de geofrafía de la editorial "Obra de Don Bosco" de principios del siglo XX. Universum [online]. 2006, vol.21, n.1, pp. 68-91. ISSN 0718-2376.

In this work we analyze the Patagonia in the scholar books of Geography belonging to the Salesians (beginning of the XXth century). We observe this territorial construction as reflex and refraction of the social and political interests. About the treatment of these contents and the structuring we can see this region just in the difficult historical process of the incorporation to the Nation. The Congregation incorporates in these books, with official programs, information that denotes a special knowledge of the region in the different editions. These books reflect the national vision on the territories and describe the Patagonia with images that show the civilization, the no-civilization, the unexplored land, the beauty and the wealth, against the unfertility and the dryness. The notes in the text bring us information about Patagonia with productive potential and national future, capturing even the opinion of his inhabitants and the Salesians.

Palabras clave : Patagonia; Geography; scholar books; Salesians.

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