Biocultural Diversity and Agriculture: Reflections on Worlds in Movement

Tuesday, July 15, 2014: 9:42 AM
Room: Booth 61
Oral Presentation
Dimitri DELLA FAILLE , Sciences sociales, Université du Québec en Outaouais, QC, Canada
Vanessa COTINEAU , Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada
Since the 1990’s, we have experienced an increased amount of literature presenting case studies that explore de relationship between human beings and nature from the point of view of biocultural diversity and agricultural practices. There is also a recent academic literature on global projects defining alternative worlds to the dominant model called "Western-liberal-modernist ontology". That literature labels those projects as "political ontologies" or "worlds in motion". In our presentation, we will examine, in the light of that academic literature, numerous case studies. To be more specific, we will be looking at the social, political, cultural and knowledge dimensions of the biocultural diversity and agricultural practices contribution to the foundation of these worlds in motion.