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Livelihoods, Technology, and Dynamic Indigenous Knowledges

New publication in the Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers.

This photo essay explores the diffusion of technologies and new commodities within the Indigenous communities living in the Amazon forest of Guyana, South America: the Makushi people who inhabit the northern area of the Rupununi river region, and the Wapishana people who live in the southern area.

It is published in the 2017 Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, sponsored by the Assocation of Pacific Coast Geographers, and can also be found on Project Muse.


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Senior Lecturer - University of Torino

Elisa has more than 15 years’ experience in researching and teaching in the field of development geography and in the use of participatory research methods with local communities in the Global South. After achieving a BSc in Economics and PhD in Local Development and Territorial Planning, she focused on Development geography working extensively in international aid projects in Africa and Latin America. She’s currently senior lecturer at the Department of Cultures, Politics and Society, University of Torino, Italy. Her particular interests include indigenous knowledge, social marginalities, health and wellbeing, international aid, natural resource management and the use of participatory visual methods to support local communities.
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