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”Human uses carefully managed”: A critical discourse analysis of the Chagos Marine Protected Area
Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The large marine protected area (MPA) declared in 2010 around the Chagos Archipelago, also known as the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT), has led to a conflict in the thick of environmental protection, colonialism, sovereignty claims, and the human rights dispute of the Chagossian people that once were exiled from the islands in the 1970s. By applying a Foucauldian inspired critical discourse analysis, this study interprets and examines how the nature/human relationship was portrayed during and after the creation of the Chagos MPA. Applying theories and concepts from political ecology and Foucault’s idea of biopower sheds new light on a conservation effort depicted as a global environmental success by some, and a geopolitical social justice disaster by others. Finally, this thesis applies Tim Ingold’s philosophical concept of the globe and sphere to discuss the implications of inclusion or withdrawal from nature.

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2018. , p. 47
Keywords [en]
large-scale marine protected areas, political ecology, biopolitics, human-nature relationship, territorialization, critical discourse analysis, chagos marine protected area
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Environmental Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-153302ISRN: LIU-TEMA/MV-C--18/13--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-153302DiVA, id: diva2:1269748
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Bachelor of Science Thesis, Environmental Science Programme
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Available from: 2019-01-25 Created: 2018-12-11 Last updated: 2019-01-25Bibliographically approved

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