Katoü (Wayuu Bag): A Material Axis of the Relationship between Arijunas (Non-Wayuu) and Wayuu People

20 Pages Posted: 18 Jan 2019

Date Written: October 29, 2018

Abstract

English abstract: This article presents the exercise of following the katoü or Wayuu bag, critically observing the Colombian-Arijuna (non-Wayuu) society by exploring the representations of the Wayuu territory (as another territory) constructed from positions of power as a hegemonic society, in different strategies of economic intervention in which the katoü becomes a central element. The Wayuu bag turns into an ethnographic magnifying glass for investigating the relationship between Wayuu and Arijuna in a disputed territory in Colombia.

Spanish abstract: El artículo presenta un ejercicio de seguimiento de la bolsa katoü o wayuu, observando críticamente la sociedad colombiana-arijuna (no wayuu) a través de una exploración de las representaciones del territorio wayuu (como cualquier otro territorio) construidas desde posiciones de poder como sociedad hegemónica, en diferentes estrategias de intervención económica en las que el katoü se convierte en pieza central. La bolsa wayuu se torna en lupa etnográfica para investigar la relación entre los wayuu y los arijuna en un territorio de Colombia en disputa.

Keywords: Materiality, katoü (Wayuu bag), environment, State margin, Materialidad, katoü (bolsa wayuu), medio ambiente, margen del Estado

Suggested Citation

Montes, Fanny Ekaterina, Katoü (Wayuu Bag): A Material Axis of the Relationship between Arijunas (Non-Wayuu) and Wayuu People (October 29, 2018). Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3274830

Fanny Ekaterina Montes (Contact Author)

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