Essays about: "Amazonian"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 21 essays containing the word Amazonian.

  1. 1. Struggling to make a life in the Peruvian Amazon: A case study on the livelihood activities in the indigenous community Naranjal

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för geovetenskaper

    Author : Célina Marie Scülfort; [2022]
    Keywords : Sustainable Development; SDGs 2; 3; 15; agriculture and forestry; rural livelihoods; indigenous communities; Peruvian Amazon; forest landscapes; smallholder farming; access to food; local knowledge;

    Abstract : International climate mitigation agendas increasingly focus on the conservation of tropical forests such as the Amazon due to their high potential of sequestering large amounts of carbon. At the same time, Peru’s Amazonian frontier is increasingly subject to market pressures and other factors contributing to deforestation and the expansion of the agricultural frontier. READ MORE

  2. 2. Women’s Resistance Against Extractivism in the Ecuadorian Amazon: A Decolonial Ecofeminist Study of the Collective Mujeres Amazónicas

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Alejandra Romoleroux Grijalva; [2022]
    Keywords : Amazonian Women; socio-environmental resistance; extractivism; decolonial ecofeminism; territory; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : In response to the substantial expansion of the extractive frontier in the Ecuadorian Amazon, indigenous women have positioned themselves at the forefront of the struggle. In this context, the grassroots collective Mujeres Amazónicas has become a crucial political actor in the defense of indigenous territories and the multiple forms of life inside the rainforest, using numerous resistance dynamics and practices in private and public spheres. READ MORE

  3. 3. The vine of the soul : Antidepressant and anxiolytic effects of Ayahuasca

    University essay from Högskolan i Skövde/Institutionen för biovetenskap

    Author : Emil Cederholm; [2021]
    Keywords : Ayahuasca; antidepressant; anxiolytic; depression; anxiety;

    Abstract : Depression and anxiety are two of the most common psychiatric disorders and leading causes of disability. Antidepressants and anxiolytics, though revolutionary, do not treat all those suffering from these diseases satisfactorily. Psychedelics are currently under investigation as remedies for several ailments, including depression and anxiety. READ MORE

  4. 4. The representation of the Amazonian Rainforest in British Newspapers

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Fakulteten för kultur och samhälle (KS)

    Author : Francine Massignan Rinaldi Gouveia; [2020]
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    Abstract : This paper analyses the representation of the Amazonian rainforest as reported by British newspapers in August 2019. Through a combination ofFairclough's Critical Discourse Analysis Approach and the news values theory of Galtung and Ruge, The CDA analysis examined the discourse as a text, as a discourse practice and as a social practice. READ MORE

  5. 5. Morality Discourses of NGOs Working With FGM/C in Sierra Leone

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Mika Bergström; [2020]
    Keywords : Sierra Leone; FGM C; Universalism; Cultural Relativism; NGO; Law and Political Science;

    Abstract : This thesis examines how moral discourse concerning FGM/C is articulated by the NGOs Amazonian Initiative Movement (AIM) and Advocacy Movement Network (AMNet) and with what consequences. It is a case study about these two organisations which uses content analysis as the main data collecting and analysing strategy. READ MORE