Cartagena en obra negra: Racialización del trabajo y cerramiento espacial en la periferia

Carlos Andrés Meza


The structural process of accumulation of control of land on the coastal edge of the district of Cartagena de Indias has been characterized by continuous privatizations of communal spaces and public assets.  The benefits of localization that offer the soil in the coastal area have carried to the privatization of beaches and the gentrification radiated from the historic center to the peri-urban areas. I pose that this development model urbanization has allowed investors to take advantage of marginalization and work in peri-urban areas absorbing them as cheap labor in a complex of servile relations that is reproduced incessantly. At the end, I will reflect on the role played by the local and central state in all this, insofar as it is capable of linking discourse about development with racial and ethnic classifications.


Race; ethnicity; urban development; social enclosure

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DOI: 10.6092/issn.2036-0967/10268

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