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Peruvian mountain ritual.
Peruvian mountain ritual.
Photo: Karsten Paerregaard
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The Cosmopolitics of Mountain Offerings in the Peruvian Andes

Research project
Inactive research
Project owner
School of Global Studies

Short description

The project studies Andean movements dealing with environmental issues. The project focuses on how the movements organize offering rituals that address cosmological conditions related to water supply and the melting glaciers, and how they transform these activities into a regional political discourse.

Background and research aims

The project departs from the growing concern for environmental issues among Andean movements that forge alliances with other actors in Peru. It studies how the movements organize offering rituals that address cosmological conditions related to water supply and the melting glaciers, and how they transform these activities into a regional political discourse with the help of their allies.

Moreover, it explores how the rituals associate climate change with Andean culture and thus creates a new form of cosmopolitics that not only questions the dominating political order but also establishes new platforms to articulate claims to water and political concerns for the environment in Peru.

Contact

Karsten Paerregaard