Sacrificing the Forest: Environmental and Social Struggles in Chiapas


The Selva Lacandona of Chiapas, Mexico, has received a tremendous amount of attention since the Zapatista uprising began in 1994. Concerns have focused on both the rapid rate of deforestation in Mexico's largest tropical rain forest & the social marginalization of its inhabitants, which is considered to be a root cause of the uprising. In this book, Karen O'Brien presents an insightful analysis of how deforestation & social struggles are related in this region & then considers the implications of these links for the remaining forest. A valuable tool for scholars of deforestation, environmental change, & political ecology, Sacrificing the Forest will also be of interest to readers trying to understand the current situation in Chiapas.

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