Camilo Gomez

McGill University
Ph.D. candidate

Supervisor: Colin H. Scott
Start: 2016-09-01
End: 2020-04-30
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The Value of the Sacred: Extraction of Natural Resources in Indigenous Territories. Culture, Spirituality, and Conflict in the Colombian Amazon
My investigation seeks to challenge assumptions about the separation of material from sacred aspects of indigenous territory in the Colombian Amazon, as resource extractive corporations and the State conceive it. In order to examine human and other-than-human associations in the Amazonian rain forest, my study combines Cybernetic Studies with theories of Communicative Action, Social Construction of Knowledge, Political Ontology and the indigenous premise of Buen Vivir (Living Well).