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Green encounters : shaping and contesting environmentalism in rural Costa Rica

Author: Luis Antonio Vivanco
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2007.
Series: Studies in environmental anthropology and ethnobiology, 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since the 1970s and 1980s, Monte Verde, Costa Rica has emerged as one of the most renowned sites of nature conservation and ecotourism in Costa Rica, and some would argue, Latin America. This book  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Luis Antonio Vivanco
ISBN: 1845455045 9781845455040
OCLC Number: 170957795
Notes: First paperback of 2006 edition.
Description: xv, 222 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: ch. 1. Introduction : Encounters in a tropical cloud forest --
pt. 1. Monte Verde's visibility --
ch. 2. Monte Verde's agricultural environment --
ch. 3. Uneven terrain : the practice and politics of "saving" Monte Verde --
pt. 2. Landscapes and lives : environmentalism's "social work" --
ch. 4. Testing the boundaries of environmentalism in a participatory age --
ch. 5. Dismembering San Gerardo : a cautionary tale of "sustainable development" --
ch. 6. Contesting "community" in a community conservation project : the fight for the Reserva Santa Elena --
pt. 3. Monte Verde and the adolescence of ecotourism --
ch. 7. Quetzals and other(ing) spectacles of tropical nature --
ch. 8. Conclusion : Environmentalism at a crossroads.
Series Title: Studies in environmental anthropology and ethnobiology, 3.
Responsibility: Luis A. Vivanco.

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"Vivanco's well-written work...clearly raises important questions regarding whether or not ecotourism can overcome the ecological and social equity challenges of sutainable development." * Read more...

 
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