Год издания: 2004
Количество страниц: 248
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Changing Places describes and analyzes patterns of environmental and social change in a region of rural Honduras over a 15 year period (1983-1998). The people of this region were subject to economic dislocations caused by the construction of a major hydroelectric dam that flooded more than 6,000 hectares of mostly agricultural land. In addition, residents have been forced to adapt to broader processes of rapid social and economic change associated with globalization over the same period; these responses include increased rates of employment in maquiladora plants and migration to the U.S. The book examines the environmental consequences of the dam, the response of local people to dam-induced changes, the ecological effects of changing land use patterns, and the challenges to local livelihoods posed by globalization. Loker looks at the failure of post-dam resettlement as well as subsequent "environment and development" projects in the region and presents an analysis of the role of...