Nationalism in the “Society of Popular Instruction” of Arica (1914-1925)



This work studies the nationalist role of the Society of Popular Instruction of Arica in the context of Chileanization in the far north of the country. The main objective is to analyze the social practices and the nationalism of this institution, which supported the State education. Focused on the children and poor adults, the Society founded schools and spaces to the popular instruction emphasizing the Chilean formation civilian-nationalist, as the Chilean press showed. In the conclusions, we point out the socializing role of the Chilean nationalism among the poor segments of population in Arica, reflecting about the present and future of the history of education in Arica.



Arica, Society of Popular Instruction, Nationalism, and local history