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The Production of "Preserved" Nature in Modern Society.

Grant number: 13/10958-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2013
Effective date (End): June 30, 2015
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Geography - Human Geography
Principal researcher:Marta Inez Medeiros Marques
Grantee:Carina Inserra Bernini
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The present research aims to understand the production of nature "preserved" under current capitalism, from the analysis of the "Mosaico de Unidades de Conservação do Jacupiranga" (MOJAC) implementation process. The research intends to analyze how the production of a joint conservation area (which combines forest management and its conservation) internalizes forms of non-capitalist nature production and adjustment to market determinations, focusing on the contradictions present in this process, how they materialize and the State efforts to administrate them through shared management with the traditional communities present there. In order to do so, we will study in depth the implementation of the "Reserva de Desenvolvimento Sustentável" (RDS) of "Quilombos de Barra do Turvo" (RDSQBT) located in the MOJAC, more specifically in the area inside Bara do Turvo municipality, SP. The idea of nature production informs a set of practices, regulations, meanings and conflicts over the appropriation of nature and their resulting shapes and dynamics, without ignoring the determinations of the "natural laws". From bibliographical and documental review, interviews with the actors involved in this project, as well as field work, we will examine MOJAC constitution and regulations trying to understand how the framework of the new rules of use which promotes the management of the working dynamics of these territories (based on management councils) are internally redefining quilombola communities and, therefore, their forms of nature production. We will also look at what the conflicts and contradictions in the process to incorporate these communities into MOJAC reveal of the broader context of the production of the nature "preserved" under current capitalism.

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BERNINI, Carina Inserra. Production of conserved nature in modern society: an analysis of the Mosaic of Conservation Units of Jacupiranga, Vale do Ribeira-SP. 2015. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD) São Paulo.

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