Periodic Reporting for period 2 - JUSTAM (Justice, Morality, and the State in Amazonia)
Reporting period: 2018-10-01 to 2020-03-31
1. A series of one-to-one interviews with indigenous activists and intellectuals, constitutional judges, indigenous lawyers, and Ecuadorian academics in Quito, Riobamba and Puyo. These helped to map out the current state of legal pluralism and the different dimensions of state integration in relation to indigenous justice.
2. A workshop entitled ""Legal pluralism, community jurisprudence and indigenous jurisdictions' at the Latin American Social Sciences Institute of Quito (FLACSO), which brought together Ecuadorian legal scholars, practicing lawyers and judges, activists and anthropologists to explore current problems and opportunities with regards to indigenous justice today.
3. A focus group event with indigenous Shuar participants, ""Well-being, community regulations, and traditional management of conflicts in Shuar territory"", to promote reflection on forms of justice in everyday life and on changes related to sedentarization and neo-colonization.
4. Project members co-organized an international and collaborative congress of anthropology entitled ""Citizen dialogue: Voices of research in the Upper Ecuadorian Amazon - Yapankam"", which resulted in a series of resolutions regarding the ways in which anthropological research can contribute locally and how indigenous people can use our findings or do anthropological research.
We are currently in the process of preparing a series of publications which we anticipate will open up new pathways for research in moral and political anthropology through an ethnographic analysis of Amazonian concepts of justice, while also speaking to neighboring disciplines such as political philosophy and moral psychology."