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Author Foyer, Jean ♦ Kervran, David Dumoulin
Source Hyper Articles en Ligne (HAL)
Content type Text
Publisher Routledge
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword traditionnal knowledge ♦ climate change ♦ indigenous people ♦ scientisation ♦ COP 21 ♦ Savoirs traditionnels ♦ Peuples autochtones ♦ Changement climatique ♦ Scientifisation ♦ shs ♦ Humanities and Social Sciences/Sociology ♦ Humanities and Social Sciences
Abstract Traditional knowledge was almost absent from climate change discussions until recently, despite its historical presence in other UN arenas such as the Convention on Biological Diversity, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), UNESCO and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). The Paris Agreement has changed this situation. Its preamble recognises “the rights of indigenous peoples” and the possibility for some cultures to conceptualise “biodiversity” as “Mother Earth”. How does the climate regime affect the traditional knowledge category, and conversely, how does the inclusion of traditional knowledge affect the climate regime? Using the “translation” concept, we argue that this cross-translation process results from a kind of metaphoric barter. The climatisation of traditional knowledge leads to a form of strategic objectification through politics and science. This objectification contributes to empower different actors by advancing their individuals agendas while, the inclusion of traditional knowledge into the climate regime increases its symbolic capital (Bourdieu 1994), through narratives that give added soul to and contribute to “re-enchant” this fundamentally technocratic arena.
ISBN 9781138675599
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2017-05-17