By Catherine M. Tucker
Drawing on ethnographic and archival study, this booklet explores how the indigenous Lenca neighborhood of los angeles Campa, Honduras, has conserved and remodeled their communal forests in the course of the studies of colonialism, competition to state-controlled logging, and the hot adoption of export-oriented espresso construction. The ebook merges political ecology, collective-action theories, and institutional research to review how the folk and forests have replaced via a variety of transitions.
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