Title

Amazonian Communities and Sense of Place

Presenter Information

Rozsika Steele

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC 271

Start Date

17-5-2012

End Date

17-5-2012

Abstract

This research took place at the Area de Conservacion Regional Comunal de Tamshiyacu Tahuayo (ACRCTT) located in Loreto, Peru. The ACRCTT is internationally recognized by conservationists as being able to conserve the unique biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest while maintaining the integrity of the livelihoods and customs of the resident communities. Using a photo-sorting activity, this research examined local peoples’ sense of place (place identity, place dependency, and place attachment). Thirty-three participants were given disposable cameras and asked to photograph what they consider most important in their life. After the photographs were developed participants were asked to describe the images and rank them according to relative importance in their life. Plants and palm trees of the Amazon were highly valued. The dichotomy between the values of the local people and the values of conservation or tourism will be discussed.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Jennifer Lipton

Additional Mentoring Department

Geography

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Amazonian Communities and Sense of Place

SURC 271

This research took place at the Area de Conservacion Regional Comunal de Tamshiyacu Tahuayo (ACRCTT) located in Loreto, Peru. The ACRCTT is internationally recognized by conservationists as being able to conserve the unique biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest while maintaining the integrity of the livelihoods and customs of the resident communities. Using a photo-sorting activity, this research examined local peoples’ sense of place (place identity, place dependency, and place attachment). Thirty-three participants were given disposable cameras and asked to photograph what they consider most important in their life. After the photographs were developed participants were asked to describe the images and rank them according to relative importance in their life. Plants and palm trees of the Amazon were highly valued. The dichotomy between the values of the local people and the values of conservation or tourism will be discussed.