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Political landscapes : forests, conservation, and community in Mexico

Author: Christopher R Boyer
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Following the 1917 Mexican Revolution inhabitants of the states of Chihuahua and Michoacn received vast tracts of prime timberland as part of Mexico's land redistribution program. Although locals gained possession of the forests, the federal government retained management rights, which created conflict over subsequent decades rural, often indigenous villages; government; and private timber companies about how best  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher R Boyer
ISBN: 9780822358183 0822358182 9780822358329 0822358328
OCLC Number: 881208793
Description: xix, 337 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The making of revolutionary forestry --
The commodification of nature, 1880-1910 --
Revolution and regulation, 1910-1928 --
Revolutionary forestry, 1928-1942 --
The development imperative --
Industrial forests, 1942-1958 --
The ecology of development, 1952-1972 --
The romance of state forestry, 1972-1992 --
Slivers of hope in the neoliberal forest --
Federal forestry codes, 1926-2008 --
UIEFs, 1945-1986.
Responsibility: Christopher R. Boyer.
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In this environmental history of twentieth-century Mexico, Christopher R. Boyer conceptualizes the forests of Chihuahua and Michoacan as political landscapes. Conflicts among local landowners, the  Read more...

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