Management Patterns and Negotiation by Water in Tsotsil Parajes on the Southern Slope of Tsonte'vits Volcano, Chiapas, Mexico

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Title Management Patterns and Negotiation by Water in Tsotsil Parajes on the Southern Slope of Tsonte'vits Volcano, Chiapas, Mexico
Patrones de manejo y negociación por el agua en parajes tsotsiles de la ladera sur del volcán Tsonte’vits, Chiapas, México
Creator Murillo Licea, Daniel
Soares Moraes, Denise
Subject water
water management patterns
pueblos indígenas
patrones de manejo de agua
Description This article identifies and describes the elements of water management and negotiation used by the Tsotsil population of some parajes located in the southern part of Tsonte’vits volcano in the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico. Based on direct field work and field trips to several springs, participant observation, and interviews, this article analyzes the systems that are in use, and the negotiations that occur among parajes. Such patterns of water management obey rules established by custom, by inter-paraje negotiations, and by the participants’ sense of identity and Tsotsil territoriality among the various municipalities included in the studied region.
Se identifican los elementos que aparecen en los patrones de manejo y negociación del agua por población tsotsil de algunos parajes de varios municipios situados en la parte sur del volcán Tsonte’vits, en Los Altos de Chiapas, México. Mediante trabajo de campo directo, recorridos por varios manantiales, observación participante y entrevistas se analizan los sistemas de uso, aprovechamiento y negociación entre parajes para otorgar agua para uso doméstico. Dichos patrones de manejo del agua obedecen a reglas consuetudinarias, a negociaciones interparaje, y a un sentido de identidad y de territorialidad tsotsil entre los municipios de la región estudiada.
Publisher Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas
Date 2017-01-01
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Format application/pdf
Source LiminaR Estudios Sociales y Humanísticos; Vol 15 No 1: January-June, 2017; 163-176
LiminaR Estudios Sociales y Humanísticos; Vol. 15 Núm. 1: enero-junio, 2017; 163-176
Language spa

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