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ERIC Number: EJ957578
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-0112
Forest Conservation, Value Conflict, and Interest Formation in a Honduran National Park
Pfeffer, Max J.; Schelhas, John W.; Day, Leyla Ann
Rural Sociology, v66 n3 p382-402 Sep 2001
We argue that attempts to superimpose park regulatory regimes on existing land uses in the tropics represent conflicts between alternative cultural models of natural resource management. The results of such conflicts are unique regulatory regimes emerging from distinctive processes that redefine the terms and limits of natural resource use. In creating a scarcity of available resources, parks encourage social differentiation and greater awareness of societal patterns of inequality, establishing a potential for the articulation of demands for social and environmental equity. We evaluate these claims with a case study of the Cerro Azul Meambar National Park in Honduras. We base our analysis on 54 indepth interviews of Park residents in five Park communities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Honduras