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Representaciones del espacio político en las tierras altas de Guatemala

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ISBN: 9782821846081 Year: Language: Spanish
Publisher: Centro de estudios mexicanos y centroamericanos
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Trabajos pluridisciplinarios cuyo objetivo principal está enfocado no sólo en el espacio geográfico, sino en las representaciones que unos y otros tienen del espacio ocupado, controlado o anhelado y las estructuras profundas de los conceptos políticos.

Sajcabajá, muerte y resurrección de un pueblo de Guatemala

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ISBN: 9789686029024 9782821828131 Year: Language: Spanish
Publisher: Centro de estudios mexicanos y centroamericanos
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Estudio sobre la historia de San Andrés Sajcabajá, un pueblo indígena quiché del altiplano guatemalteco, desde su fundación por los españoles en el siglo XVI hasta 1964, para situarlo en sus relaciones con el medio geográfico, étnico, lingüístico, sociológico y político y así establecer una continuidad entre los descubrimientos arqueológicos relativos a hechos prehistóricos o protohistóricos.

Terre et société coloniale

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ISBN: 9782821827738 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Centro de estudios mexicanos y centroamericanos
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Ce livre est le résultat d'une thèse de 1983, dans lequel l'auteur étudie les villes et villages de la région de Baja Verapaz, la Capitainerie générale du Guatemala, et concentre son analyse sur les structures agricoles régionales et la mise en œuvre d'un système d'exploitation des populations autochtones, la tentative de colonisation par les espagnols et la désintégration du système colonial. Resultado de una tesis de 1983, en el que el autor estudia los pueblos y rancherías de la zona de Ba...

The cultural context of biodiversity conservation - seen and unseen dimensions of indigenous knowledge among Qʹeqchiʹ communities in Guatemala

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ISBN: 9783940344199 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Anthropology --- Social Sciences
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How are biological diversity, protected areas, indigenous knowledge and religious worldviews related? From an anthropological perspective, this book provides an introduction into the complex subject of conservation policies that cannot be addressed without recognising the encompassing relationship between discursive, political, economic, social and ecological facets. By facing these interdependencies across global, national and local dynamics, it draws on an ethnographic case study among Maya-Q'eqchi' communities living in the margins of protected areas in Guatemala. In documenting the cultural aspects of landscape, the study explores the coherence of diverse expressions of indigenous knowledge. It intends to remind of cultural values and beliefs closely tied to subsistence activities and ritual practices that define local perceptions of the natural environment. The basic idea is to illustrate that there are different ways of knowing and reasoning, seeing and endowing the world with meaning, which include visible material and invisible interpretative understandings. These tend to be underestimated issues in international debates and may provide an alternative approach upon which conservation initiatives responsive to the needs of the humans involved should be based on.

Ethnopréhistoire de la maison maya

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ISBN: 9782821855632 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Centro de estudios mexicanos y centroamericanos
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Economic Growth, Biodiversity Conservation, and the Formation of Human Capital in a Developing Country

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Book Series: Goettinger Studien zur Entwicklungsoekonomik / Goettingen Studies in Development Economics ISBN: 9783631526071 Year: Pages: 266 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Business and Management --- Environmental Sciences --- Economics --- Political Science --- Education --- Languages and Literatures
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Can education play a role in fostering economic growth and simultaneously decrease pressure on forests? The aim of this study is to show that it can. Human capital formation is a key element in a development strategy that includes natural resource conservation within the framework of sustained economic growth and poverty alleviation. Consequently, it is not by chance that Guatemala is experiencing both minimal per capital income growth and high deforestation while having one of the lowest educational levels in Latin America. However, since many assumptions about educational benefits are controversial and many aspects depend on broader issues, human capital formation can only be one piece in a multidimensional puzzle. This study is organized into three parts, each one of which can be read independently: first, a macroeconomic assessment of education and other factors involved in the country’s growth trajectory; second, a rural analysis indicating the root causes of deforestation and the role education can play to slow down habitat loss; third, the highlighting of some elements indispensable to reform and to subsequent improvement of the quality of rural schooling.

Jours ordinaires à la finca : Une grande plantation de café au Guatemala

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ISBN: 9782709924818 DOI: 10.4000/books.irdeditions.26304 Language: French
Publisher: IRD Éditions
Subject: Business and Management
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Chronique d’une plantation, Jours ordinaires à la finca restitue sur le vif la marche d’un système agraire mal connu mais répandu en Amérique du Sud. Au Guatemala, la culture du café est omniprésente. Dans la région de la Costa Cuca, « caféière géante », elle est pratiquée dans le cadre de grandes plantations, les fincas. De l’une à l’autre, si les techniques de travail se ressemblent, les situations sociales diffèrent. À la finca Los Angeles, deux groupes d’ouvriers agricoles, d’origines métisse et indienne, coexistent. Relativement ferme, le système social ne se réduit pourtant pas à l’opposition entre une classe d’ouvriers et le grand planteur. Selon les travaux, les ouvriers sont répartis entre des équipes qui reflètent une hiérarchie technique et symbolique. Les femmes, exclues des tâches nobles, développent une vie économique et sociale dans les marges étroites de l’ordre de la plantation. Les identités et les situations des acteurs de la plantation sont plus complexes qu’il n’y paraît car ce monde, apparemment clos, est aussi ouvert à la société guatémaltèque, à travers le travail salarié, les religions et les mouvements politiques.

Contested Knowledges: Water Conflicts on Large Dams and Mega-Hydraulic Development

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ISBN: 9783038978107 / 9783038978114 Year: Pages: 240 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-811-4 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General) --- Environmental Sciences
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Water acquisition, storage, allocation and distribution are intensely contested in our society, whether, for instance, such issues pertain to a conflict between upstream and downstream farmers located on a small stream or to a large dam located on the border of two nations. Water conflicts are mostly studied as disputes around access to water resources or the formulation of water laws and governance rules. However, explicitly or not, water conflicts nearly always also involve disputes among different philosophical views. The contributions to this edited volume have looked at the politics of contested knowledge as manifested in the conceptualisation, design, development, implementation and governance of large dams and mega-hydraulic infrastructure projects in various parts of the world. The special issue has explored the following core questions: Which philosophies and claims on mega-hydraulic projects are encountered, and how are they shaped, validated, negotiated and contested in concrete contexts? Whose knowledge counts and whose knowledge is downplayed in water development conflict situations, and how have different epistemic communities and cultural-political identities shaped practices of design, planning and construction of dams and mega-hydraulic projects? The contributions have also scrutinised how these epistemic communities interactively shape norms, rules, beliefs and values about water problems and solutions, including notions of justice, citizenship and progress that are subsequently to become embedded in material artefacts.

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hydroelectric development --- hydropower --- dam --- indigenous peoples --- first nations --- Canada --- Site C --- British Columbia --- environmental impacts --- socio-economic impacts --- hydropower --- Mekong River Basin --- political ecology --- STS --- public knowledge controversies --- large dams --- dam safety --- hazard risk --- environmental governance --- uncertainty --- knowledge politics --- marginalization --- political ecology --- Himalayas --- India --- hydropower development --- politicized collective identity --- territory --- collective action --- agonistic unity --- vernacular statecraft --- Dzumsa --- North Sikkim --- hydrosocial territory --- knowledge encounters --- hydraulic utopia --- modernity --- commensuration --- anti-dam movement --- Málaga --- Spain --- hiding hand --- A.O. Hirschman --- irrigation --- hydraulic projects --- San Lorenzo irrigation project --- Chixoy irrigation project --- Peru --- Guatemala --- megadams --- social construction of technology --- politics of the governed --- anti-dam resistance movements --- technological design --- contested knowledge --- Ecuador --- expectations --- hydroelectric megaprojects --- socio-technical imaginaries --- Ecuador --- energy policy --- large dams --- socioenvironmental impacts --- compensation measures --- knowledge systems --- commensuration --- negotiation --- territorial control --- Bolivia --- Jacques Lacan --- psychoanalysis --- fantasy --- mega-dam --- Inga --- DR Congo --- hydropolitics --- mega-hydraulic projects --- modernist traditions --- knowledge arenas --- manufactured ignorance --- depoliticization --- UnGovernance --- dehumanizing rationality --- multi-actor multi-scalar alliances --- co-creation --- power --- n/a

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