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Dams, Displacement and Development [electronic resource] : Perspectives from R o Negro, Guatemala / by Nathan Einbinder.

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dc.contributor.author Einbinder, Nathan. author.
dc.contributor.author SpringerLink (Online service)
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-02T12:40:57Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-02T12:40:57Z
dc.date.created 2017.
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.isbn 9783319515113
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.conacyt.gov.py/xmlui/handle/123456789/20623
dc.description XVII, 94 p. 7 illus. in color.
dc.description.abstract Using the case of the Chixoy Hydroelectric Dam in Guatemala, constructed between 1978 and 1983, this book examines the effects of displacement on the former residents of Río Negro, a community forcibly evicted and nearly eliminated by the military and paramilitary. Using open-ended interview discussions and testimonies, it focuses on this specific incident of displacement and violence and discusses the outcomes 30 years later. Guatemala’s history is plagued by development projects that resulted in displacement, violence, and increased marginalization of its indigenous and non-indigenous populations. In order to make way for development initiatives such as the production of bananas, African palm, coffee and sugar cane; the extraction of metals such as gold and nickel; or, in this specific case, the construction of a hydroelectric dam, the land-based, predominately Maya campesinos have been systematically uprooted from the lands of their birth and launched into uncertainty. The research findings presented, based on fieldwork conducted from January to April 2009, suggest that the majority of survivors from the massacres that took place are still adversely affected by the destruction of their families and livelihoods. While the circumstances pertaining to this event are unique, similar struggles over land and human rights continue into the present — and if policies remain unchanged, in both international development agencies as well as the Guatemalan government, clashes of this nature only increase in time.
dc.description.tableofcontents Acknowledgements -- Timeline of events -- Map -- List of Acronyms -- Chapter 1. Introduction and Research Design -- Chapter 2. Critical Geography and Development: A Backgrounder -- Chapter 3. Guatemala Historical Context -- Chapter 4. R o Negro and the Chixoy Dam -- Chapter 5. Lived Experiences: A Critical Analysis -- Chapter 6. Final Discussion -- Bibliography -- Appendix I-Photos. .
dc.language eng
dc.publisher Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2017.
dc.relation.ispartofseries Springer eBooks
dc.relation.ispartofseries SpringerBriefs in Latin American Studies, 2366-763X
dc.relation.ispartofseries SpringerBriefs in Latin American Studies, 2366-763X
dc.relation.uri http://cicco.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51511-3
dc.subject Geography.
dc.subject Environmental geography.
dc.subject Ethnography.
dc.subject Human geography.
dc.subject Geography.
dc.subject Cultural Geography.
dc.subject Environmental Geography.
dc.subject Human Geography.
dc.subject Ethnography.
dc.subject.other Earth and Environmental Science (Springer-11646)
dc.title Dams, Displacement and Development [electronic resource] : Perspectives from R o Negro, Guatemala / by Nathan Einbinder.
dc.type text
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/978-3-319-51511-3
dc.identifier.bib 978-3-319-51511-3
dc.format.rdamedia computer
dc.format.rdacarrier online resource
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