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4314 - Transformatory processes of socio-eco-ecologic relations

The 1.780 km long Santarém-Cuiabá highway crossing diverse biomes such as the Amazon rainforest and the Cerrado and three hydrographic basins, the Amazonas, Xingú and Teles Pires-Tapajós is an expression of the modernizing idea of national and territorial integrity and homogeneity. Its ongoing construction has been and is being a catalyzer of social transformation. Since the 70`s the naturally diverse cultural landscape has been enriched by new actors and consequently the socio-eco-ecologic relations are changing constantly.

In our presentation we are analyzing those transformatory processes from three ends:

The expressions of power in new and old formal and informal institutions;

The land-property structure and legislation regarding new and old formal and informal institutions;

The dynamic of social and economic actors regarding the existing and transforming productive structures at the BR 163.

The underlying hypothesis of this presentation is that even though the modernizing discourse of national and territorial integrity, homogeneity and economic progress appears to be almost the same as in the 70’s, the economic, governmental and communicative frameworks and conditions have changed considerably. Consequently, the outcome of the current conflicts over possible forms of socio-eco-ecologic reproduction and access to natural and land-resources happen within new and yet to be researched settings.

Concluding, we will present the most important research questions that we are working on from our multi-disciplinary perspective. Co-authorship: Regine Schönenberg, José Heder Benatti, Edna Castro, (CARBIOCIAL-SP 14)

Keywords: processos transformatórios conflictivos, Amazonia, acesso aos recursos naturais

Author: Schoenenberg, Regine (Universidade Livre de Berlim, Germany / Deutschland)

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