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Political ecology at the frontiers of knowledge and power in a traditionally occupied territory: the know-how of coconut breakers in the amazon

Jodival Maurício Costa, Joaquim Shiraishi Neto
2020 Diálogos  
This article aims is to promote debate for scientific thinking about the role of political ecology in the decoloniality of knowledge and power in the Amazon region. The work is divided into two parts: the first part discusses the expansion of modernity to the South and the construction of modern coloniality; in the second, we bring the experience of the babassu coconut breakers, in view of the construction of a "nature-world", the result of the colonization and globalization processes. The
more » ... processes. The current moment expresses an intensification of conflicts involving different ways of representing and using the nature of these communities. The methodology uses the concepts of political ecology, pluriverse, well-being and decoloniality as bases for the idea of a nature in Amazonian communities that constitutes a conflict with the "nature-world", which is based on the logic of the resource as the material substrate of a market economy.
doi:10.4025/dialogos.v24i2.53373 fatcat:yaipm6wdz5bjzlzkpbhwhrxwyu