These mothers eventually became informal environmental health promoters, and may form the nucleus of a The El Mantaro Revive nutrition program reached a. Mantaro Revive’s scientific documentation of heavy-metal contamination in the Mantaro Valley existed as a political response to this fundamental disagreement . El Mantaro Revive Región Junín OBJETIVO DEL PROYECTO: Mejorar la gestión ambiental en la zona alta y media de la cuenca del río.

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Mining and the Possibilities of Development. This article analyzes the integration of religious and scientific practitioners and practices within a Catholic knowledge-making project called El Proyecto Mantaro Revive Revive the Mantaro Project.

Political actionability, the ability to act politically, is not an end in itself. University of North Carolina Press.

Peer Reviewed Open Access. Preparing soil samples by hand in the Mantaro Revive laboratory. As the service ended, people filed to the pulpit and exited the cathedral with their foreheads marked with a cross of ash. Will you walk with us? Exposure studies, however, only quantify; significant ethico-political work is necessary to make measurements actionable within a sociopolitical field of practice.

Although they are promised local economic development, many agricultural communities view mining companies as thieves of their land, leaving forever-altered landscapes in their wake.

Team One implemented health and economic programs in La Oroya and gathered data on childhood anemia and lead levels. Scientific pursuits in the Mantaro Valley involved longitudinal ardor and sacrifice, without a miraculous outcome in sight.

Scientific activism responds to the centrality of technical expertise to state-industry practices that legitimize mega—mining projects Gudynas The money would have gone to good use for Mantaro Revive too, but would have made the project ethically and thus scientifically dubious.


Despite its discursive dominance, the moral framework of human rights similarly struggles to generate tangible impacts on rrevive decisions about mining and contamination in Peru. In the late s, the city also became central to a national debate over the human cost of an extraction-based economy. The Cathedral of Huancayo. University reviv Minnesota Press.

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Technocratic governance and anti-leftist sentiments made science a suitable political idiom for the Catholic Church to enact its ethos of abundance and demand the legitimacy of life beyond bare life.

Therefore, for the purposes of this article, Catholic science refers to knowledge-making practices imbricated with the ethics of the Catholic Church and its practitioners. University of Chicago Press. Barreto became the public face and reive of the study, soon appearing in many newspapers and television broadcasts.

Therefore, despite reshaping the public discourse on mining, a sense of futility can accompany protests against suspected legal breaches by industry Bebbington et al. Corporate Mining, Activism, and Expertise in Peru. Translated mntaro Graham Burchell. Instead, its work enacts conditions of citizenship and democracy that do not yet function or even exist.

While the northern retellings of the origin study dazzled me, its miraculousness often felt incongruent with the daily toil that I observed in Peru in Ash reminds the faithful of the dust from which they come and to which they will inevitably return. In such a case, the entire undertaking would have lost its purpose.

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Their data fed into Team Three, Public Impact Incidencia Publicatasked with communicating their findings to local authorities, whose responses shaped the advocacy of Team Four, which sought policy impact hence its name, Incidencia Politica through legal measures. The project thus emulates Jesus Christ himself. Such epistemic politics within ecological controversies oblige an ethnographic attunement to the sociocultural conditions through which situated objectivities come into existence within localized knowledge-making projects.


Drawing on fieldwork with the Revive the Mantaro Project, this article conceptualizes the integration of religious and scientific practitioners and practices and the political landscape that necessitated, shaped, and limited them. Consequently, the Church of Huancayo preferred to do its politics through science: The project also lacked basic scientific instruments, such as a mechanical soil grinder used for similar research in the United States and Europe, which could have alleviated countless working hours from studies that always seemed to be months, or even years, behind schedule.

While in a U. Seeking to understand this question ethnographically, I undertook fieldwork with Mantaro Revive, mostly inas part of a broader research project on lead exposure and mining politics conducted in Peru over twenty months between and The former staircase had mysteriously disappeared months before and acrobatic leaps were now required to download data. Environmentalism, Disaster, New Global Orders. The study functioned as an origin story for Mantaro Revive, and within this narrative Presbyterian minister Thomas Connor emerged as a founding father.

Dependency and Exploitation in Bolivian Tin Mines. Through practices of accompaniment, both physical and symbolic, Mantaro Revive gathered ecclesiastical, scientific, and local signatories—a synergy of expertise and ethics—to index the credibility of its research and the fidelity of its facts.

I did not expect to see a scientific laboratory in the highland city of Huancayo, let alone at the offices of its archbishop.