Multiple layers of inequalities and intersectionality
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Colombia has one of the highest levels of inequality worldwide, which is also reflected in high levels of land concentration. The Colombian case is an example of the relation between high levels of inequality, violence, and the role of violence as a mechanism that produces and reproduces inequalities. This is the case of the Lower Atrato region in Chocó Department. This region, belonging to the greater Darien region, was historically introduced to the world economy through colonial flows affecting territories in what currently is part of Panama and Colombia. During the twentieth century, there have existed the interaction of multiple racial groups, as well as land conflicts and competing economic interests. This chapter aims at studying the configuration of inequalities in this region through the overlapping of economic, political, and social processes, both historical and contemporary. © 2018 selection and editorial matter, Elizabeth Jelin, Renata Motta, Sérgio Costa; individual chapters, the contributors.
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