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CANELON PEREZ, Jesús Eduardo. The judge of water: a tradicional way of rural workers’ organization for the distribution of water. Cad. psicol. soc. trab. [online]. 2006, vol.9, n.1, pp. 73-90. ISSN 1516-3717.

This paper explores the ways in wich rural workers get organized in order to distribute water irrigation in a semi arid region of Venezuela. It is based on a theoretical as well as a methodological social constructionist aproach. To do so it presents a historical review of water legislation and aparticularly dicusses the rol of water juris figure, elected by agricultural workers, as part of a 150 year tradition in the Quibor’s Valley of Venezuela. This work aims to constribute to the studies in social psychology within rural areas.

Keywords : Water juri; Water irrigation; Traditional organization; Social interfaces; Social constructionism.

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