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GH | Articles | Volume 74, issue 3
Geogr. Helv., 74, 249–259, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-74-249-2019
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Special issue: Contested Urban Territories: Decolonized Perspectives

Geogr. Helv., 74, 249–259, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-74-249-2019
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Contesting double displacement: internally displaced campesinos and the social production of urban territory in Medellín, Colombia

Claudia Maria López
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This article offers an example of how displaced farmers respond to cycles of de-territorialization and re-territorialization under globalization. Drawing from ethnographic interviews with displaced leaders of socio-territorial movements in Medellín, Colombia, I find that leaders understand and practice territorial production as a emotionally charged political process. By foregrounding urban reterritorialization, this study highlights how the migrants create their own spaces of belonging.
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