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.
|Título traducido de la contribución||'Yes to life, water, and land'. Alternative hidrosocial relations in Colombia|
|Número de páginas||22|
|Publicación||European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies|
|Estado||Publicada - 2019|
Nota bibliográficaPublisher Copyright:
© Denisse Roca-Servat, Lidy Palacio Ocando.
- Alternatives to development
- Hydrosocial relations
- Political ecology of place