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Author Ybarra, Megan, author

Title Green wars : conservation and decolonization in the Maya forest / Megan Ybarra
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
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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
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."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Decolonization -- Maya Forest.
Kekchi Indians -- Land tenure -- Maya Forest.
Kekchi Indians -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Maya Forest.
Natural resources -- Maya Forest -- Management.
Maya Forest -- Conservation.
Qʼeqchiʼ (Community : North) -- Government relations -- History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017034385
ISBN 0520968034 (electronic bk.)
9780520968035 (electronic bk.)
(cloth : alk. paper)