New CAPAZ working document: “Between forced displacement and return: the Embera Katío walk on a path of violence”
The most recent working paper published by the CAPAZ editorial project is titled “Between forced displacement and return: the Embera-Katío walk in a continuum of violence”. It was written by Diana Giselle Rivera Murillo, an anthropologist with a Master’s degree in Social Anthropology from the Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (Ciesas), South Pacific, Mexico, and a research assistant at the Institute of Intercultural Studies at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, in Cali, Colombia. Her areas of research include governance processes and disputes in pluricultural territories, violence, armed conflict, and forced displacement in Colombia.
This working paper proposes the analysis of the forced displacement of Embera communities, particularly the Embera Katío and Chamí, due to the armed conflict. The above is exposed from two angles: first, we explore the spirals of violence that occur in a continuum, an analytical notion proposed by Nancy Scheper-Hughes and Phillippe Bourgois, and experienced by the Embera-Katío families of the Alto Andágueda reservation, Chocó, who arrived in Bogotá in 2014 as a result of forced displacement. And, secondly, the paradoxes of the reparation process in relation to the expectations and guarantees of rights for the Embera answering to the question: what emerges from the interaction with the institutions when claiming their rights as victims of forced displacement?