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Humanidades (Montevideo. En línea)

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ARDILA LUNA, Diana Carolina  y  PRADA RODRIGUEZ, Manuel Leonardo. Interdisciplinary dialogues on the power relations between the technocrats of the Meta River Navigability Project and the Achaguas. Humanidades (Montevideo. En línea) [online]. 2023, n.13, pp.99-136.  Epub 01-Jun-2023. ISSN 1510-5024.

The Achaguas are a Colombian ethnic group living near the Meta River, which since 1980 has been part of a project to restore its commercial navigability. However, it was only in the first decade of the 21st century that the adaptation works began to be implemented, which were carried out in the Achagua territory. Based on the above, the aim of this article is to undertake interdisciplinary dialogues (anthropology, history and philosophy) on the navigability project of the Meta River, in order to analyse the impact of neoliberal technology on the daily life of the Achagua, which structurally enframes nature and seeks to justify and impose itself, through the government of techno-science, as the only valid way to proceed. The analysis of archival documents on the Prior Consultation carried out with the Achaguas for the river adaptation works shows that the indigenous people interpreted the neo-liberal technique from their horizon of understanding and negotiated with the private-state institutions to adjust the project to their needs, in order to respect their bioculture. Therefore, if they have the possibility to co-manage the navigability project, there will be more possibilities of subsistence both for the river and for future generations.

Palabras clave : Project; technique; neoliberalism; enframing; praxeology.

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