Grandes narrativas, pequeños agricultores:

Explorando desbordes académicos en el caso de los excedentes de agua en el valle de Motupe, Perú

Palabras clave: agua, agroexportación, pequeña agricultura, caso etnográfico, Perú

Resumen

En la costa norte del Perú el cultivo de mango de exportación se encuentra en manos de pequeños agricultores, muchos de los cuales cultivan en tierras comunales sin licencias de agua o aprobación oficial para sembrar cultivos perennes. En este artículo presento el caso de los pequeños agricultores del valle de Motupe, conocidos también como los excedentes de agua, ya que sólo tienen acceso a irrigar sus campos en tiempo de abundancia o exceso de agua. Aunque estos pequeños agricultores se consideran desplazados por la agro-exportación moderna, ellos y sus plantaciones de mango han logrado echar raíces en un clima desértico y sector mercantil desfavorable, desafiando no solamente dichas condiciones para hacer agricultura, sino también, el cómo escribir sobre ellos y sus realidades de agua. Es en este último punto donde se concentra el principal aporte del presente trabajo. Inspirado en la teoría del actor red, el artículo presenta alternativas o vías de desborde para situar las ontologías parciales que emergen del caso de estudio como punto de interferencia para conversar o intercambiar con las grandes narrativas y sus aspiraciones holísticas, sin necesidad de sumar a ellas.

Biografía del autor/a

Carolina Domínguez Guzmán, Anthropology Department, University of Amsterdam. HOLANDA
PhD Candidate with the Anthropology Department at Amsterdam University and UNESCO-IHE.

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Publicado
2019-11-18
Cómo citar
Domínguez Guzmán, C. (2019). Grandes narrativas, pequeños agricultores:. Estudios Atacameños (En línea), (AOP). https://doi.org/10.22199/issn.0718-1043-2019-0029