Green Wars: Conservation and Decolonization in the Maya Forest

Megan Ybarra (Author)
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Description

Global conservation efforts are celebrated for saving Guatemala's Maya Forest. This book reveals that the process of protecting lands has been one of racialized dispossession for the Indigenous peoples who live there. Through careful ethnography and archival research, Megan Ybarra shows how conservation efforts have turned Q'eqchi' Mayas into immigrants on their own land, and how this is part of a larger national effort to make Indigenous peoples into neoliberal citizens. Even as Q'eqchi's participate in conservation, Green Wars amplifies their call for material decolonization by recognizing the relationship between Indigenous peoples and the land itself.

Product Details

Price
$41.94
Publisher
University of California Press
Publish Date
December 15, 2017
Pages
216
Dimensions
5.9 X 0.7 X 8.9 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780520295186

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About the Author

Megan Ybarra is Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Washington.