THE SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION IN THE EMERALD PRODUCING REGION OF THE department of Boyacá is related to mining production, which has in itself transformed kinship and family structures. Using an ethnographic approach to examine family structures in the region, the article seeks to demonstrate the incidence of hierarchies in gender relations and child raising. I argue that masculine power is exercised through dominance over the modes of production while feminine control is apparent in the relations with other members of the nuclear and extended family.
|Journal||Revista Colombiana de Antropologia|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2006|