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Cuando la nación queda lejos: Fronteras cotidianas en el paso Lago Verde (Aysén-Chile) - Aldea Las Pampas (Chubut-Argentina) [When the nation is far away: Everyday experiencies of borders in the Lago Verde pass (Aysén-Chile) and Aldea Las Pampas (Chubut-Argentina)]

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Matt Benwell



This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).


© 2017, Revista de Geografia Norte Grande. All rights reserved. This paper looks to reflect on the colonialist processes through which the nation determines a sense of its border spaces and how, at the same time and in dialogue with this national narrative, the everyday world of these border zones develops in ways that are often very different from what is projected by the nation. Through the case study of one border zone, that of Lake Verde-Las Pampas (Chile-Argentina), and the presence of a family that has occupied the entire border area from “before the nation”, we consider evidence of the experience of living, or in other words, the existential historicity of place or the structure of territorial experience that, in essence, restores and projects a reality marked by memory; by roots based on co-production or co-belonging between the subject and the landscape that is constructed at the same time as it is inhabited (i.e. the landscape as self-constructed).

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Author(s): Núñez A, Baeza B, Benwell MC

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Revista de Geografía Norte Grande

Year: 2017

Volume: 66

Pages: 97-116

Online publication date: 28/04/2017

Acceptance date: 03/04/2017

Date deposited: 28/04/2017

ISSN (print): 0379-8682

ISSN (electronic): 0718-3402

Publisher: Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile Instituto de Geografia


DOI: 10.4067/S0718-34022017000100007


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