Actores y actantes en los conflictos socioambientales. Las redes del caso Bagua

Translated title of the contribution: Actors and actants in socio-environmental conflicts.: The networks of the Bagua case

María Mendoza Michilot

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This article focuses on relations that digital audiences establish with the protagonists of socio-environmental conflicts in Peru. The samples are spontaneous comments in YouTube regarding the interviews about Bagua, the conflict that started in the Bagua province of the Amazon state in 2009, which keeps causing a climate of confrontation. Taking as its starting point the actor-network theory, network analysis, and data mining, the research study raises the following questions: What type of relations emerge from virtual debates? How is the agency of actors (humans) and actants (nonhumans) portrayed and valued? It is concluded that the most important relations are in connection with the victims and victimizers of the conflict, who are positively or negatively valued owing to their role in the process.
Translated title of the contributionActors and actants in socio-environmental conflicts.: The networks of the Bagua case
Original languageSpanish (Peru)
Pages (from-to)221-239
Number of pages18
JournalChasqui. Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación
Issue number147
StatePublished - 21 Aug 2021


  • socio-environmental conflicts
  • YouTube
  • network analysis
  • Data mining
  • actor-network


  • Article

OECD Category

  • Otras humanidades

Ulima Repository Category

  • Ciencias sociales / Procesos sociales


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