The "greening" of Costa Rica : women, peasants, indigenous peoples, and the remaking of nature /

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 rejec...

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Main Author: Isla, Ana, 1948- (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2015].
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : The "greening" of Costa Rica
  • Part I: Foreign debt, debt-for-nature, and the national system of conservation areas. 1 The political economy of Costa Rica's neoliberal state
  • 2 Political ecology, debt-for-nature, and national conservation areas
  • Part II Embodied indebtedness : the remaking of people and nature. 3 Nature and people in the Arenal-Tilaran Conservation Area
  • 4 Biological diversity and the dispossession of peasants' knowledge
  • 5 Forests and peasants' loss of access
  • 6 Ecotourism and social development
  • 7 Women's microenterprises and social development
  • 8 Mining and the dispossession of resources and livelihoods
  • 9 The "greening" of capitalism.