"La terre est notre vie": La relation des Toba du Gran Chaco à leur territoire

Authors
Tola, Florencia Carmen
Publication Year
2014
Language
French
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
In the last two decades, the Argentine Chaco has been transformed into a land given over to the expansion of the soy border. As evidence of an aggressive policy of regional development, the process has gone along with an accelerating dyanmic of deforestation, an alteration of the ecosystem, the migration of the rural population, and repeated attempts to expel the indigenous communities. This article focuses on the tensions and the current political and environmental contradictions involved in these mutations. It addresses the question of the relations linking the toba (qom) communities to their lands and resources, and the effects on these communities of an extractivist model of development, implemented by left-leaning governments. Far from the exotic figure of an ecological Indian, the conceptions of life and of land fostered by the qom community are actually part of a specific ontology, in rupture with the dominant productivist and extractivist model.
Fil: Tola, Florencia Carmen. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Subject
TERRITORIO
ECOLOGISMO
GRAN CHACO
TOBA
Antropología, Etnología
Sociología
CIENCIAS SOCIALES
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/44981