9/8/2021

Nuevo capítulo en libro de nuestro docente Guillermo Salas

Nuevo capítulo en libro de nuestro docente Guillermo Salas

El Dr. Guillermo Salas, docente e investigador de la sección Antropología, ha publicado recientemente el capítulo Climate Change, Moral Meteorology, and Local Measures at Quyllurit'i, a High Andean Shrine, en el libro Understanding Climate Change through Religious Lifeworlds.AbstractAlthough climate change increases annual temperatures on average globally, it does not increase them everywhere to the same degree. High mountains are one of the ecosystems that are facing the greatest escalation in temperatures, which directly affects glaciers. Glacial melt in high mountains has already globally contributed 28 percent of the water in rising sea levels, and glacial loss in the high mountains is accelerating in many regions (Pachauri and Reisinger 2007; Thompson 2010). This chapter examines a complex scenario in which indigenous practices are deeply entangled and copresent with Catholicism at a pilgrimage to a Christian shrine that is near and profoundly linked to a glacier. Andean indigenous practices presuppose the agency and intentionality of any place that has a proper name. Glaciers, being on the highest mountains, are recognized as powerful agents who provide all types of fertility (Allen 2002; De la Cadena 2015). Global warming is affecting the glacier, and this chapter analyzes how the pilgrims’ practices involving the glacier are shifting and adapting to the changes. It is based on ethnographic research of the pilgrimage accumulated during the last twenty-three years.

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