On-line version ISSN 0718-1043
ZUBRZYCKI, Bernarda; MAFFIA, Marta M and PASTORINO, Leonardo. La propiedad de la tierra y el agua en el Noroeste Argentino: El caso de los campos comuneros en el valle de Hualfín. Estud. atacam. [online]. 2003, n.25, pp. 103-116. ISSN 0718-1043. doi: 10.4067/S0718-10432003002500006.
The people of Asampay (Catamarca, Argentina) have developed a community normative system that regulates the access to scarce land and water. This system gives the opportunity of observing a process of environmental adaptation, as reflected in its systematic elaboration of rules for coexistence. Developed prior to the sanction of the Civil Code in 1871, it is, to this day, considered to be different from the individualistic model that inspires our civil legislation. In the current stage of our research, we have aimed to analyze the proprietorial notions Asampay natives have about land, in relation to that of other villages in the Andean region and in comparison to Argentina's legal system
Keywords : : land tenure and property ; community rules ; Hualfin valley.