Sacrificing the Forest: Environmental and Social Struggles in Chiapas

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Index
Acculturation of indigenous peoples, 116-117
Agrarian reforms, 26, 64, 105-108, 110-112, 180
cattle ranching and, 126-127
government policies and institutions, 76, 91, 105-108, 168, 188-189(n7:3)
impacts of, 93-96
post-revolutionary, 105-108
See alsoEjidos; Land distributions; Land reforms
Agriculture
agricultural politics, 97-108
development of, 24-28, 90-96
commercial, 96, 111, 122-124, 168
farming practices, 29, 36, 99, 120-125, 185(n3:7)
NAFTA's impact on, 93-95
policies on, 25-28, 92-98, 164-165, 187(n5:2)
production, 30, 90-93, 96-98, 98(table), 110-111, 124, 129, 144
transformations in, 24-28, 90-96
See alsoAgrarian reforms; Cattle ranching; Farming; and specific crops
Alemán, Miguel, 113
Altamirano, 4, 23-24, 43, 114, 130(table), 185(n1:1)
Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, 38
Alvarez del Toro, Miguel, 155, 168
Arbenz, Jacobo, 134, 135
Arizpe, Lourdes, 34, 167-168, 179
Army
burning of illegal settlements, 77
militarization of Chiapas, 12, 14, 32, 139-140, 141 (maps), 147-150
response to Zapatista Uprising, 139-140
Arroyo Granizo, 50, 52
Asencio Franco, Gabriel, 49, 54, 182
Aserraderos Bonampak (front company), 75-76
Autonomy of local communities, 182-184, 185(n3:5)
Bacmeister, Julio, 68
Ballinas, Juan, 39
Bananas, 26, 29, 111, 122, 123, 187(n5:2
Barkin, David, 96
Barry, Tom, 94, 95, 187(n5:1)
Bats, 154
Baxek'en Indians, 114
Beans, 97, 98(table), 99, 111, 122-123
Benemérito de las Américas, 58, 83, 85, 159, 186(n3:8)
Benito Juarez (settlement), 157
Benjamin, Thomas, 4, 72, 100-101, 104-105, 107-108
Biodiversity, 6, 154-155, 154(table)
Biosphere reserves, MAB model, 156, 157. See alsoLacantón Biosphere Reserve; Montes Azules Biosphere Reserve
Blaikie, Piers, 16
Blom, Gertrude Duby, 76, 155
Bonampak, 153(table), 159, 160(map), 167
Brauer, F. A., 42
Bray, David Barton, 76, 80
Brookfield, Harold, 16
Bryant, Raymond L., 15-16
Buerkle, Dorothee, 42-43
Bulnes, Antonino and Canuto. See Casa Bulnes Hermanos
Bunker, Stephen G., 9
Butterfly ranching, 166
Cacao, 29, 45, 111-112, 124, 164, 187(nn 5:2, 5:3)
Calleros, G., 42

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Tables and Figures viii
  • Preface x
  • Acknowledgments xii
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • 2 - The Political Ecology of Deforestation 15
  • 3 - Reconfiguring the Selva Lacandona 35
  • 4 - Facilitating Access 61
  • 5 - Agricultural Changes and Continuities 89
  • 6 - Colonizing the Selva 110
  • 7 - Refugees and Rebels 133
  • 8 - Conservation Strategies 152
  • 9 - Sacrificing the Forest 176
  • Notes 185
  • References 190
  • Index 201
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