An Appraisal of Environmental Microhistory: Epistemological and Historiographical Insights

Palavras-chave: Micro-História, História Ambiental, Paradigma Indiciário

Resumo

O desenvolvimento recente da história ambiental tem sido acompanhado por tentativas de combiná-la com a abordagem micro-histórica, aprimorando a compreensão de eventos específicos do passado e apontando para insights históricos relevantes em nível “macro”, que podem melhor informar debates contemporâneos orientados à elaboração de políticas públicas ambientais. Assim, o artigo apresenta aspectos da epistemologia e da historiografia da micro-história, enfatizando sua base no paradigma indiciário tal como apresentado pelo micro-historiador italiano Carlo Ginzburg, sua ênfase em contextos, relações e conexões, e seu potencial para revelar novas informações em nível “macro”. Afirma-se que essas características tornam a abordagem micro-histórica uma ferramenta metodológica adequada para a história ambiental, antecipando um futuro próspero para a micro-história ambiental.

Biografia do Autor

Marco paulo Vianna Franco, Fundação João Pinheiro, FJP, Brasil.
Doutorado em andamento em Economia pela Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, UFMG, Brasil, com período sanduíche na Vienna University of Economics and Business. Mestrado em Engenharia Aeronáutica e Mecânica pelo Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, ITA, Brasil. Pesquisador na Fundação João Pinheiro, FJP, Brasil.

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2018-12-24