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Revista Uruguaya de Antropología y Etnografía

Print version ISSN 2393-7068On-line version ISSN 2393-6886

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PREITI, Francisco J.. Homeland or fire. Discursive analysis of an Open Letter about fires on islands in the Paraná Delta (year 2020). Rev. urug. Antropología y Etnografía [online]. 2021, vol.6, n.1, pp.89-98.  Epub June 01, 2021. ISSN 2393-7068.  http://dx.doi.org/10.29112/ruae.v6.n1.5.

In this article we develop discursive analyzes positioned from perspectives of the French school of discourse analysis (Amossy, 2016, 2017and 2018; Maingueneau, 2010). We interpret a Corpus of Analysis constructed around the social problems caused by fire in the Parana’s Delta that mainly occupied the jurisdiction of the Province of Entre Ríos, Argentina, but which affected the City of Rosario, causing the deployment of a large media enunciative mass, social mobilizations and government interventions around the reference "fire on the islands." We select and interpret an "Open Letter to Mr. President Alberto Fernández" by which it was denounced the situation of "burning on the islands" and was widely disseminated and supported through the change.org platform and on it we apply a series of discourse analysis categories such as "controversial discourse", "counter-recipients" and "ethos", part of Classical rhetoric taken up by the French school. Finally, we open the discussion with the following questions: if the claim expressed in the Open Letter invokes planning and governance over the territory, does this constitute a political or police act (Rancière, 2000)? What other modes of democratic management can be carried out in the face of this socio-environmental conflict?

Keywords : Political Ecology / Discourse Analysis / Environmental communication / Ethos / Socio-environmental mobilizations.

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