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Projekt trwa od 1 stycznia 2017 do 31 grudnia 2018.
 
Realizacja poszczególnych zadań projektowych:
 
Kwiecień 2017:
udział w międzynarodowej konferencji Latin American Studies Association w Limie (Peru): organizacja panelu Learning and Dialogue of Knowledges in Indigenous and Peasant Struggles for Livelihood i czynny w nim udział
wystąpienia:
Josefa Carpena Mendez, Indigenous Pedagogies and the Intergenerational Re-creation of Knowledge in Migrant-Sending Communities in Mexico (abstract/abstract)
Aleksandra Wierucka, Re-creation of Traditional Knowledge Among the Huaorani of Eastern Ecuador (abstract/abstract)
 
Maj-czerwiec 2017:
badania terenowe w Ekwadorze, wśród migrujących do miast grup młodzieży Huaorani. Podczas badań zostało przeprowadzonych ponad 50 wywiadów z młodymi ludźmi.

Project lasts since January 1st 2017 till December 31st 2018.
 
Implementation of project tasks:
 
April 2017:
Participation in international scientific conference organized by Latin American Studies Association in Lima, Peru: panel organization (Learning and Dialogue of Knowledges in Indigenous and Peasant Struggles for Livelihood) and presentation of original papers:
Josefa Carpena Mendez, Indigenous Pedagogies and the Intergenerational Re-creation of Knowledge in Migrant-Sending Communities in Mexico (abstract/abstract)
Aleksandra Wierucka, Re-creation of Traditional Knowledge Among the Huaorani of Eastern Ecuador (abstract/abstract)
 
May-June 2017:
Fieldwork in one of the project sites, in Eastern Ecuador between Huaorani youth migrating to cities. During fieldwork over 50 interviews were conducted.

Paper proposal for AAA meetings 2017, Washington DC

Fina Carpena-Méndez, Oregon State University/University of Gdansk

Indigenous Youth and the Production of Hope: Migration, Radical Uncertainty, and Knowing/Livelihood Anxieties

Mexican Nahua youth from farming communities initiated processes of transnational migration to the US in search of life and labor opportunities in the late 1990s. Neoliberal policies eroded local subsistence economies and intensified human mobility across borders, incorporating non-traditional actors such as children and youth. Migration produced hope in the context of rapidly spreading imaginaries that constructed the countryside as a symbolic field of death. Experiences of circular migration and subaltern economic integration into neoliberalized labor markets in the US resulted in new forms of knowledge and identity. After a decade of circular migration across the Mexican-US border, many Nahua youth are devising alternative practices of making a living in their rural communities based on youth’s continuous (re)creation of memory and knowledge under conditions of spatial and temporal displacement. And yet there has been an increase in child suicide in rural migrant communities in the last decade. Before teenagers started to migrate, suicide in this age group was practically nonexistent. This is one of the main concerns of rural families together with the central question of making a living.

This paper presents the conceptual and methodological framing of a EU funded comparative project between Mexico and Ecuador that documents youth’s livelihood strategies as spaces of hope. Central to our inquiry is the examination of what indigenous youth understand by “a life worth living”, what they do to strive toward that goal, particularly under conditions of cultural disruption and radical uncertainty in the context of ongoing economic crisis and political violence.

 

Treść ostatnio zmodyfikowana przez: Anna Malcer-Zakrzacka
Treść wprowadzona przez: Anna Malcer-Zakrzacka
Ostatnia modyfikacja: pon., 13.11.2017 r., 9:20
Data publikacji: śr., 28.06.2017 r., 15:28