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La urbanización indígena en la Amazonia. Un nuevo contexto de articulación social y territorial = Indigenous urbanization in Amazonia: a new context for social and territorial articulation

Alexiades, Miguel, Peluso, Daniela M. (2016) La urbanización indígena en la Amazonia. Un nuevo contexto de articulación social y territorial = Indigenous urbanization in Amazonia: a new context for social and territorial articulation. Gazeta de Antropología, 32 (1). pp. 1-22. ISSN 0214-7564. E-ISSN 2340-2792. (doi:10481/42869)

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Abstract

La idea generalizada de la Amazonia como una región compuesta principalmente por poblaciones bosquesinas está desactualizada: una gran parte de la población indígena o rural vive o está fuertemente vinculada a los centros urbanos. Dicha tendencia no implica necesariamente un proceso de éxodo o abandono de los espacios rurales o una simple desterritorialización; más bien instaura un nuevo régimen caracterizado por la movilidad, la diversificación económica, y un patrón residencial y de apropiación territorial multisituado, distribuido y dinámico. Una consiguiente mayor articulación simbólica y material a lo largo del extenso y complejo interfaz urbano-rural se evidencia en nuevos procesos de transformación y coproducción a nivel corporal, social, étnico, ambiental y territorial. Situada en los márgenes de la modernidad neoliberal, dicha coyuntura muestra a la vez ciertas tendencias históricas y culturales, característicamente amazónicas.

The generalized view of Amazonia as predominantly rural is outdated: a large part of the rural and indigenous population either lives in or is strongly linked to urban centres. Such a trend does not signify rural exodus, abandonment or straightforward de-territorialization, however but rather reveals the onset of a new regime characterized by a highly diversified livelihood and subsistence strategy with accompanying levels of circular mobility, multi-sited and distributed forms of settlement and territoriality. A greater degree of connectivity and increased symbolic and material exchanges along a large, complex urban-rural interface is reflected in multiple and simultaneous processes of corporeal, social, ethnic, environmental, and territorial transformation and co-production. Situated at the margins of neoliberal modernity this new juncture reveals certain historical continuities and cultural trends which we deem characteristically Amazonian.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10481/42869
Uncontrolled keywords: Amazonia; urbanización; territorialidad; indigeneidad; urbanization; territoriality; indigeneity
Subjects: F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F1201 Latin America (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Social and Cultural Anthropology
Depositing User: Daniela Peluso
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2016 08:32 UTC
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019 08:50 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/58180 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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