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Science, Knowledge and Belief. On Local Understandings of Weather and Climate Change in Amazonia.

Författare och institution:
Dan Rosengren (Institutionen för globala studier, socialantropologi)
Publicerad i:
Ethnos, Epub ahead of print
ISSN:
0014-1844
Publikationstyp:
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Publiceringsår:
2016
Språk:
engelska
Fulltextlänk:
Sammanfattning (abstract):
This article explores different modes of understanding such atmospheric phenomena that in English are described as ‘weather’ and ‘climate’ applying Norman Fairclough’s critical discourse analysis. In consequence, focus is not on the physical phenomena as such but on ontological differences as reflected in expressions and practices pertaining to indigenous Matsigenka people and migrants from the Andean highlands to the tropical lowlands, centring on their respective interaction both with each other and, more generally, with the social, natural and supernatural dimensions of the environment. Adhering to ideals of modernity and modern science, the Andean migrants employ the climate change discourse as an indication upon social advancement to promote and legitimize their superiority over the allegedly backward and irrational Matsigenka to whom the climate discourse makes little sense. The climate change discourse thus serves here as a means of environmental colonialism in order to turn Matsigenka people into proper citizens.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Sociologi ->
Socialantropologi
Nyckelord:
Matsigenka, Amazonia, climate change, knowledge, identity
Postens nummer:
242139
Posten skapad:
2016-09-21 14:09
Posten ändrad:
2016-09-22 10:25

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