versão impressa ISSN 0120-4807
MEZA RAMIREZ, Carlos Andrés. Border Territories: Attack and Resistance in the Cacaria River Basin. univ.humanist. [online]. 2006, n.62, pp. 385-432. ISSN 0120-4807.
This text proposes an approach to the environmental history of a border region such as the Low Atrato and particularly the Cacarica's river basin. In its treatment, it incorporates the notion of border territorial complex, which allows a better understanding of how over time different dynamics of territorial appropriation are superimposed, among those the settlement of black communities, Indian towns and farmers; the development of extractive economic models centered around wood; the dynamics of conservation with the implantation of natural reserves, and development policies related to the advance of agro-industrial and cattle production among others. When all those territorial tensions worsen due to expansion and a limit that surges from the intersection of these different logics, the result is armed conflict that seems to be either the outcome of this history or the beginning of a new one.
Palavras-chave : Border; territory; development; conservation; etnicidad.