PROPUESTA DE ACERCAMIENTO AL ESTUDIO DE POLÍTICAS INDÍGENAS Y EL DESARROLLO: EL CASO TÉRRABA/PROYECTO HIDROELÉCTRICO EL DIQUÍS

In an interactionist perspective this work analyzes the multiple relations among different groups and factions of the indigenous community of Té- rraba and a hydrological project. Cooperation and conflicts of indigenous groups and project planers reflect interests of indigenous and non-indigenous pe...

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Autor Principal: Campregher, Christoph
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Español
Publicado: 2015
Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/antropologia/article/view/6881
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/13257
Sumario: In an interactionist perspective this work analyzes the multiple relations among different groups and factions of the indigenous community of Té- rraba and a hydrological project. Cooperation and conflicts of indigenous groups and project planers reflect interests of indigenous and non-indigenous people, the competitive situation around development projects, the policy of the state and non-governmental organizations, as well as the multiple legal norms that guide social action in this context. Law regarding indigenous people and its contradictions between national and international documents, as well as between norms and their implementation represent a complex situation characterized by legal pluralism. For the analysis of this case I propose an interactionist perspective which regards social actors as competing for resources and various forms of capital (Pierre Bourdieu). In these interactions law can be seen as a key element that not only structures relations but is appropriated and manipulated by actors to justify their interests. The analysis of this specific case contributes to the understanding of indigenous politics in relation to processes of development.