Raquel Méndez Villamizar
ORCID ID: 0000-0003-1005-5809
Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia

Mauricio Rojas Betancur
ORCID ID: 0000-0003-0569-8236
Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia

Leticia Montero Torres
ORCID ID: 0000-0001-9229-2204
Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia


This paper offers an analysis of gender relations in daily life, and the development of women’s abilities in gold and oil extractive contexts. Stays and transitions ocurring in gendered relations in the daily space of couple relationships. Based on a qualitative-phenomenological study of two cases, the subjective content being fixed by womanhood and manliness on erotic-affective heterosexual relationships, by identifying the fixed and moving elements. The conclusion is the economic dynamics of the extractive enclave and the economic transition do not significantly affect patriarchal pre-modern patterns to relate each other.

Keywords: gender relations, identity, rurality, daily life, mining.