Extractive relations: natural resource use, indigenous peoples and environmental protection in Peru

Killick, Evan (2018) Extractive relations: natural resource use, indigenous peoples and environmental protection in Peru. Bulletin of Latin American Research. ISSN 0261-3050 (Accepted)

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Abstract

Through ethnography of Ashaninka communities’ involvement in timber extraction in Peruvian Amazonia and an engagement with recent discussions around Buen Vivir the article interrogates the common association between indigenous notions of ‘living well’ and environmental protection. A key insight is that Ashaninka individuals emphasise everyday well-being and equality over the preservation of their surroundings. Older critiques of extractivism are used to show the recent advent of environmentalist discourses and highlight issues with emphasising ontological difference. The article concludes that that Buen Vivir would be better framed as a desire, and right, to self-determination rather than being associated with specific behaviours.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Anthropology
School of Global Studies > International Development
Subjects: F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F1201 Latin America (General)
F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F2201 South America
F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F2201 South America > F3401 Peru
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Depositing User: Evan Killick
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2018 11:58
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2018 11:58
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/80923

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