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Indigenous Urbanization and Amazonia's Post-Traditional Environmental Economy

Peluso, Daniela M., Alexiades, Miguel (2005) Indigenous Urbanization and Amazonia's Post-Traditional Environmental Economy. Traditional Settlements and Dwelling Review, 16 (2). pp. 7-16. ISSN 1050-2092. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:298)

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Abstract

This article examines the makings of post-traditional environments through processes of urban ethnogenesis among the Ese Eja, an indigenous Amazonian group living in the border areas of Peru and Bolivia. We argue that the use of "tradition" as social currency by the environmental service sector, particularly by a thriving international ecotourism industry, has exacerbated processes of urbanization, dislocation, and social and ecological alienation of indigenous peoples. We examine how far an Ese Eja "past" is selectively reinvented through discourse and appropriated by "participatory" projects and development. This unearthing and reburial of history is then used to "authenticate" the present and its environmental agenda in a postglobal world of environmental moral righteousness.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Ese Eja; Peru; Bolivia; urbanization; ecotourism
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Nicola Kerry-Yoxall
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:09 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:39 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/298 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Peluso, Daniela M.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6276-3247
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