Zeitschrift Debatte Rechtliche Kategorien und Identität in Lateinamerika

Oscar Espinosa

Etnónimos, “comunidades nativas” y otras categorías problemáticas del Estado en contextos de diversidad cultural: El caso de la Amazonía peruana

In countries with a high cultural and ethnic diversity, a rigid understanding and application of the regular legal categories employed by the state need to be revised, otherwise, they could generate unwanted social conflicts. This paper explores some cases of social conflict that have appeared in the relationship between the Peruvian state and the indigenous peoples of the Amazon region. The use of certain legal categories are discussed, such as the “native community”, the classification system and database for indigenous peoples, the use of official ethnonyms, the process of linguistic standardization, and the system for the registration of names and personal identities. In all of these cases, the way in which the state and its experts establish these legal categories tend to create social conflicts with the indigenous peoples, and eventually may end up undermining their rights, the same ones that the state pretends to uphold and defend.

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Beitrag vom 09. Januar 2019
© 2019 fhi
ISSN: 1860-5605
Erstveröffentlichung

  • Zitiervorschlag Oscar Espinosa, Etnónimos, “comunidades nativas” y otras categorías problemáticas del Estado en contextos de diversidad cultural: El caso de la Amazonía peruana (09. Januar 2019), in forum historiae iuris, https://forhistiur.de/2019-01-espinosa/?l=en