'Sí a la vida, al agua y al territorio': Relaciones hidrosociales alternativas en Colombia

Translated title of the contribution: 'Yes to life, water, and land'. Alternative hidrosocial relations in Colombia

Denisse Roca-Servat, Lidy Palacio Ocando

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    Abstract

    The boom of development policies based on mining extractivism in Latin America is dramatically transforming human-nature relationships. In countries such as Colombia, these structural reforms opened agricultural territories to large-scale mining and energy investments. The area known as the "Middle Cauca Belt" bordering the Cauca River in the southwestern part of the department of Antioquia became a potential extractive space. In light of this situation, peasants and indigenous communities formed the social process "Cinturón Occidental Ambiental" (COA), in order to propose a different relation with nature in their territories. Departing from a political ecology of place perspective, this research uses the ethnographic method to visibilize hydrosocial relations of the COA that are making possible a geographical alternative to the extractivist model.

    Translated title of the contribution'Yes to life, water, and land'. Alternative hidrosocial relations in Colombia
    Original languageSpanish
    Pages (from-to)117-138
    Number of pages22
    JournalEuropean Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies
    Issue number107
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2019

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    © Denisse Roca-Servat, Lidy Palacio Ocando.

    Types Minciencias

    • Artículos de investigación con calidad A1 / Q1

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