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Imbrications identitaires : les usages ethniques du territoire à Guamal, Caldas, Colombie

Abstract : The objective of this research is to analyze a set of identitary and territorial practices that take place in the Andean village of Guamal in northwest Caldas, Colombia. This ethnographic and documentary research was developed between 2013 and 2019. The Guamal community, whose members are mainly descendants from colonial period slaves, settles in an indigenous reservation ruled by the Cañamomo Lomaprieta Council. The main purpose of this research is to understand how the various identities (collective, ethnic, communitary and individual) and the territorial appropriation interact, sometimes in a conflicting way and sometimes in a conciliatory way. This research highlights the relational transformations that have taken place through history among groups and individuals in the light of power struggles. After 28 years since the promulgation of the 1991 Colombian Constitution, the ethnic groups have taken advantage of the constitutional protection of multiculturalism to modify, once more, the borders of both the territory and their identities. At the local level, the encounter of different kinds of authorities has produced a very particular administrative model that sometimes makes those authorities overlap in political and legal ambiguities. Similarly, some newer categories are appropriated and resignified which results in the interweaving of reclaimed identities. Consequently, new social, relational and territorial configurations arise.
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Lina Sofia Lara Largo. Imbrications identitaires : les usages ethniques du territoire à Guamal, Caldas, Colombie. Sociologie. Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, 2019. Français. ⟨NNT : 2019USPCC042⟩. ⟨tel-02886414⟩



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