20225502(en)/6 - The Sociability of Walking in the Quebrada de Humahuaca (Jujuy, Argentina)
THE SOCIABILITY OF WALKING IN THE QUEBRADA DE HUMAHUACA (JUJUY, ARGENTINA)
LA SOCIABILIDAD DEL CAMINAR EN LA QUEBRADA DE HUMAHUACA (JUJUY, ARGENTINA)
Walking is a basic practice of everyday life in the rural areas of the Quebrada de Humahuaca. This intense pedestrian mobility promotes the development of various forms of sociability, whether among occasional walking companions, with other walkers who cross paths on the route, or with those people who can help along the way. The objective of this work is to explore this sociability from an existential phenomenological point of view, focusing on the type of interactions that take place as a result of movement and the use of certain bodily techniques, as well as on the intersubjective relationships that unfold along the route. In short, it can be said that, in the Quebrada, this sociability is based on a set of interactions that arise from the perception and corporeal experience of the other with whom one shares the same geographical and spatial context. These interactions are regulated by the same norms and values under which social life is organized and that also define the appropriate ways for the walking experience to develop.