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VALVERDE, Sebastián. "We would be a mirror image of what Villa Pehuenia is": Regional comparative analysis of the territorial conflicts of indigenous mapuche people in tourist areas of Neuquén province. Runa [online]. 2010, vol.31, n.1, pp. 31-48. ISSN 1851-9628.
In the mountain range region of North Patagonia (Neuquén province) increasing territorial conflicts are taking place, carried out by indigenous mapuche people, as a consequence of the expansion of tourism, which is of main importance in the area. In this article, we intend to analyze these dynamics from the point of view of Social Anthropology, taking into account the different causal factors and, at the same time, the great variety of situations within this phenomenon. We intend to systematize these processes on the basis of a comparative perspective that brings together the experience of our work in the districts of Aluminé, Huiliches, Lácar and Los Lagos.
Palabras clave : Indigenous Mapuche People; Ethnicities; Territorial Conflicts; Tourism Exploitation; Neuquén.