The "Greening" of Costa Rica: Women, Peasants, Indigenous Peoples, and the Remaking of Nature (Paperback)
  • The "Greening" of Costa Rica: Women, Peasants, Indigenous Peoples, and the Remaking of Nature (Paperback)
zoom

The "Greening" of Costa Rica: Women, Peasants, Indigenous Peoples, and the Remaking of Nature (Paperback)

(author)
£19.99
Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 23/02/2015
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Since the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, the concept of sustainable development has become the basis for a vast number of "green industries" from eco-tourism to carbon sequestration. In The "Greening" of Costa Rica, Ana Isla exposes the results of the economist's rejection of physical limits to growth, the biologist's fetish with such limits, and the indebtedness of peripheral countries. Isla's case study is the 250,000 hectare Arenal-Tilaran Conservation Area, created in the late 1990s as the result of Canada-Costa Rica debt-for-nature swaps. Rather than reducing poverty and creating equality, development in and around the conservation area has dispossessed and disenfranchised subsistence farmers, expropriating their land, water, knowledge, and labour. Drawing on a decade of fieldwork in these communities, Isla exposes the duplicity of a neoliberal model in which the environment is converted into commercial assets such as carbon credits, intellectual property, cash crops, open-pit mining, and eco-tourism, few of whose benefits flow to the local population.

Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442626713
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 228 x 153 x 14 mm

You may also be interested in...

A Feathered River Across the Sky
Added to basket
The World's Heritage
Added to basket
£25.00
Paperback
Claxton
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Four Fields
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Savage Dreams
Added to basket
£21.00
Paperback
Future Arctic
Added to basket
£22.99
Hardback
Silent Spring
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Feral
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Ugly Animals
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
My First Summer In The Sierra
Added to basket
Last Chance To See
Added to basket
A Brush With Nature
Added to basket
A Message from Martha
Added to basket
How to Clone a Mammoth
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.