Between eucalyptus and mud: ontological conflicts on the Capixaba north coast

Leading researcher: Márcio Antonio Farias de Freitas
Research group: Environment, Sustainability and Ethnography
Type of project: Doctoral research
Status: Ongoing
Keywords: Traditional communities | Brasil | Developmentalism | Preservationism | Ontological conflict | Ethnography


Main institution: CRIA
Participant institutions: n.a.
Funding: CAPES (Brasil)
Reference: n.a.
Starting date: 01-09-15

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Abstract

This research aims to contribute to the debate about the ontological conflicts present in the northern coast of Espírito Santo, Brazil, where two modern ontologies, developmentalism and preservationism, from the 60s onwards of the twentieth century, have an impact on the diversity of local ecosystems, formed by the Atlantic Ocean, rivers, lagoons, mangroves, among others, fundamental in the production and material and symbolic reproduction of human collectives, such as indigenous, quilombolas, riverine and fishermen whose ontological perspectives – instead of being based on exploration, in the opposition between nature and society, consolidating policies of reclusion (natural) and exclusion (social) – defend a regime of relations between humans and nonhumans where there would not be this dichotomy. Through ethnography I will try to follow the various actors that make up the network formed around the developmental and preservationist scenario of the Capixaba coast, trying to understand how these actors understand these phenomena, organize themselves and react from their different ontological perspectives, in a scenario marked by the relations of power.

Researchers from CRIA

IDNamePositionProjTitleProject typeStatus
pub6*Amélia Frazão MoreiraSupervisorproj238*Between eucalyptus and mud: ontological conflicts on the Capixaba north coastDoctoral researchOngoing
pub468*Márcio Antonio Farias de FreitasResearch scholarproj238*Between eucalyptus and mud: ontological conflicts on the Capixaba north coastDoctoral researchOngoing
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