Violence and conservation: Beyond unintended consequences and unfortunate coincidences

While the relationship between violence and conservation has gained increasing attention in both academic and activist circles, official and public discourses often portray their entanglements as (unlucky) overlapping phenomena. In this article, we show how, under specific practices of state territo...

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Autores Principales: Bocarejo Suescún, Diana, Ojeda D.
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Lenguaje:Inglés (English)
Publicado: Elsevier Ltd 2016
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Acceso en línea:https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/24150
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2015.11.001
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spelling ir-10336-241502022-05-02T12:37:16Z Violence and conservation: Beyond unintended consequences and unfortunate coincidences Bocarejo Suescún, Diana Ojeda D. Drug National park Nature conservation Protected area Tourism Violence Colombia Magdalena [colombia] Tayrona national park Colombia Conservation Dispossession Peasants Protected areas Violence While the relationship between violence and conservation has gained increasing attention in both academic and activist circles, official and public discourses often portray their entanglements as (unlucky) overlapping phenomena. In this article, we show how, under specific practices of state territorialization, conservation becomes both the means and reasons for violence. Based on ethnographic research in Colombia's emblematic Tayrona National Natural Park, we detail how both the war on drugs and tourism promotion shape these state practices, and how they have translated into everyday, yet powerful, means of dispossession in the name of conservation. By analyzing the effects of the production of peasants as environmental predators, illegal occupants and collateral damage, we show how official conservation strategies have justified local communities' political and material erasure, and how they have resulted in the destruction of their lived ecologies and the erosion of their livelihood strategies. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. 2016 2020-05-26T00:09:18Z info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion 167185 https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/24150 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2015.11.001 eng info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess application/pdf Elsevier Ltd instname:Universidad del Rosario
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language Inglés (English)
topic Drug
National park
Nature conservation
Protected area
Tourism
Violence
Colombia
Magdalena [colombia]
Tayrona national park
Colombia
Conservation
Dispossession
Peasants
Protected areas
Violence
spellingShingle Drug
National park
Nature conservation
Protected area
Tourism
Violence
Colombia
Magdalena [colombia]
Tayrona national park
Colombia
Conservation
Dispossession
Peasants
Protected areas
Violence
Bocarejo Suescún, Diana
Ojeda D.
Violence and conservation: Beyond unintended consequences and unfortunate coincidences
description While the relationship between violence and conservation has gained increasing attention in both academic and activist circles, official and public discourses often portray their entanglements as (unlucky) overlapping phenomena. In this article, we show how, under specific practices of state territorialization, conservation becomes both the means and reasons for violence. Based on ethnographic research in Colombia's emblematic Tayrona National Natural Park, we detail how both the war on drugs and tourism promotion shape these state practices, and how they have translated into everyday, yet powerful, means of dispossession in the name of conservation. By analyzing the effects of the production of peasants as environmental predators, illegal occupants and collateral damage, we show how official conservation strategies have justified local communities' political and material erasure, and how they have resulted in the destruction of their lived ecologies and the erosion of their livelihood strategies. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.
format Artículo (Article)
author Bocarejo Suescún, Diana
Ojeda D.
author_facet Bocarejo Suescún, Diana
Ojeda D.
author_sort Bocarejo Suescún, Diana
title Violence and conservation: Beyond unintended consequences and unfortunate coincidences
title_short Violence and conservation: Beyond unintended consequences and unfortunate coincidences
title_full Violence and conservation: Beyond unintended consequences and unfortunate coincidences
title_fullStr Violence and conservation: Beyond unintended consequences and unfortunate coincidences
title_full_unstemmed Violence and conservation: Beyond unintended consequences and unfortunate coincidences
title_sort violence and conservation: beyond unintended consequences and unfortunate coincidences
publisher Elsevier Ltd
publishDate 2016
url https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/24150
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2015.11.001
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