20185002(en)/11 - Landscapes, Lives and Equivocations in Southern Andes (Jujuy, Argentina)
LANDSCAPES, LIVES AND EQUIVOCATIONS IN SOUTHERN ANDES (JUJUY, ARGENTINA)
PAISAJES, VIDAS Y EQUIVOCACIONES EN LOS ANDES MERIDIONALES (JUJUY, ARGENTINA)
Francisco Pazzarelli and Verónica S. Lema
In this paper, we present some reflections on alternative interpretations of the notion of landscape based on the equivocal ways (sensu Viveiros de Castro 2004) in which it can be thought of and constituted. From our fieldwork experience in an Aboriginal community in the province of Jujuy, we consider the possibility of inhabiting multiple worlds by controlling equivocations, attempting neither to erode their differences nor to reduce conflicts to processes of hybridity or mixing. We seek to accompany the reflections of our interlocutors and to advance towards the possibility of thinking of other possible approaches to the idea of landscape, which can allow us to overcome the modern contradictions that propose binary relations and options, such as ‘inert’ landscape vs. ‘living’ landscape. We believe that the relations of some of these landscapes are irreducible to ‘one’ world, as they require more than one to be understood. Finally, we suggest that these connections should be thought of as partial connections.