This article provides an anthropological appraisal of the demographic, social and climatic changes recently experienced by the Italian Alps and concentrates on the complex negotiations over the future of the Alps that involve local inhabitants, old and new, and external actors. It is suggested that the epistemological turn fostered by the notion of Anthropocene has added new dimensions to the ongoing processes of negotiation in Alpine settings and that the Covid-19 pandemic, while sharpening pre-existing gaps, is also bringing attention back to the social and welfare needs of marginal areas.

Le Alpi italiane. Bilancio antropologico di un ventennio di mutamenti

Roberta Clara Zanini;Pier Paolo Viazzo
2020

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This article provides an anthropological appraisal of the demographic, social and climatic changes recently experienced by the Italian Alps and concentrates on the complex negotiations over the future of the Alps that involve local inhabitants, old and new, and external actors. It is suggested that the epistemological turn fostered by the notion of Anthropocene has added new dimensions to the ongoing processes of negotiation in Alpine settings and that the Covid-19 pandemic, while sharpening pre-existing gaps, is also bringing attention back to the social and welfare needs of marginal areas.
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Alps, Alpine anthropology, demographic change, negotiation, Anthropocene
Roberta Clara Zanini; Pier Paolo Viazzo
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