Etnoidentidad y territorialidad en el universo cultural de los pueblos ancestrales etnia Zenú [chapter]

Alfredo Otero Ortega
2018 Interculturalidad de las etnias en Colombia  
This chapter shows an approach to the search that from different instances and national and international organisms pretend to investigate and to give answer to problems from the perspective of the territorial space and the cultural manifestations that we find in the universe of the ancestral towns, as it is the case of the zenú ethnic group. The purpose is to discuss the possibility of re-constructing this space, which still marks within the various urbanization processes located in its
more » ... al territory; aspects related to the habitat and the cosmogonic world that gave rise to it; understanding, that its jurisdiction was not delimited by any administrative figure, but, by the relation of its inhabitants with the nature and the biophysical scope of its surroundings dominated by rivers, swamps, pipes, mountains and sea. Methodologically, the study is based on a mixed quantitative-qualitative research approach to understand what has been the socio-spatial occupation of rural space under the prospect of a development based on territorial organization. Epistemologically, it is a hermeneutical approach, understanding knowledge as a shared creation between the interaction of the investigating subject and the investigated object. The results intend to put into discussion the possibility of reconstructing the territorial space of the zenú people intervened by urbanization; understanding the relationship of indigenous peoples with nature, their customs and the sacred, as essential elements for the construction of a state of art that contributes to support the constitution of indigenous territorial entities in Colombia.
doi:10.21892/9789588557601.1 fatcat:skjwwyzpd5dprbzmdvn7h3t2gm