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Green Wars: Conservation and Decolonization in the Maya Forest

Megan Ybarra
Format
Book
Published
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
Language
English
Variant Title
Conservation and decolonization in the Maya Forest
ISBN
9780520295162, 0520295161, 9780520295186, 0520295188
Summary
"Green Wars challenges international conservation efforts, revealing through in-depth case studies how "saving" the Maya Forest facilitates racialized dispossession. Megan Ybarra brings Guatemala's 36-year civil war into the perspective of a longer history of 200 years of settler colonialism to show how conservation works to make Q'eqchi's into immigrants on their own territory. Even as the post-war state calls on them to claim rights as individual citizens, Q'eqchi's seek survival as a people. Her analysis reveals that Q'eqchi's both appeal to the nation-state and engage in relationships of mutual recognition with other Indigenous peoples -- and the land itself -- in their calls for a material decolonization"--
Contents
  • Introduction: Conservation and settler logics of elimination
  • Making the Maya Forest
  • We didn't invade the park, the park invaded us
  • Rethinking Ladinos as settlers
  • Taxing the Kaxlan: Q'eqchi' self-determination within and beyond the Settler State
  • Narco-narratives and twenty-first-century Green Wars
  • Conclusion: Decolonizing the Maya Forest, and beyond.
Description
xii, 204 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-198) and index.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

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