Questioning common conceptualizations of the “Amazonian frontier”

  • Antonio di Campli Politecnico di Torino

Abstract

L’ipotesi sostenuta in questo articolo è che negli studi urbani e sociali l’immagine comune dell'A-mazzonia come ‘frontiera’ dovrebbe essere radicalmente messa in discussione. Questa regione fa parte del sistema di scambi capitalistico da oltre cinque secoli e può essere meglio interpretata come una composizione di più ambienti, economie ed ecologie, le cui relazioni con poteri politici e socio-economici esterni sono molto meno fragili di quanto l'uso del concetto di frontiera implica. Metodologicamente, il discorso è costruito a partire da una rilettura critica degli studi socio-territoriali amazzonici ragionando su quei particolari elementi che insistono sull’utilizzo del concetto di frontiera. I risultati principali sono legati alla costruzione di una critica al senso alla fertilità del concetto frontiera nelle pratiche di governo e pianificazione territoriale nei territori amazzonici contemporanei.

Parole chave: frontiera; Amazzonia; coesistenza; processi socio-spaziali; colonialità

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2020-07-02
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di Campli, A. (2020). Questioning common conceptualizations of the “Amazonian frontier”. América Crítica, 4(1), 53-58. https://doi.org/10.13125/americacritica/3944
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