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Chungará (Arica)

versión On-line ISSN 0717-7356

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RUIZ-BALLESTEROS, Esteban. THE VITALITY OF THE COMMUNITY: PRACTICES FOR NAVIGATING GLOBALIZATION FROM THE ANDEAN PERIPHERY. Chungará (Arica) [online]. 2012, vol.44, n.3, pp.419-433. ISSN 0717-7356.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-73562012000300005.

In the Andean region, as in other parts of the world, the community is usually considered as synonym of tradition, so its existence is assumed to be a form of resistance to change and modernization. This article argues for an oppositional thesis, showing the effectiveness and vitality of communitarian practices and tactics when it comes to navigating globalization from the perspective of an Ecuadorian coastal community, on the Andean periphery: Agua Blanca (Manabí). Beyond structural, discursive and symbolic perspectives, this study focuses on everyday communitarian practices related to conservancy policies and tourist activities. This is the only way to glimpse the meaning of community in relation to the State and the market. Agua Blanca reveals the enduring effectiveness of the community as a contemporary emergence, as a way of existing within globalization, inviting us to think that communitarian practices can be innovative and cutting edge instead of mere ancestral resistance.

Palabras clave : Community; tradition; innovation; globalization; environmental conservation; tourism.

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