Rights, Resources, Culture, and Conservation in the Land of the Maya

Rights, Resources, Culture, and Conservation in the Land of the Maya

by Betty Bernice Faust, E. N. Anderson, John G. Frazier
     
 

This book is a collection of papers inspired by the work of Mary Elmendorf, a pioneer in applied anthropology and community development. Dr. Elmendorf spent much of her career studying the roles of women in Maya communities, as well as problems of health, community development, human rights and the environment. Unlike the classic festschrift that frequently is

Overview

This book is a collection of papers inspired by the work of Mary Elmendorf, a pioneer in applied anthropology and community development. Dr. Elmendorf spent much of her career studying the roles of women in Maya communities, as well as problems of health, community development, human rights and the environment. Unlike the classic festschrift that frequently is little more than a random assembling of papers united only by their being somehow related to the work of the honoree, this collection is intended as a unified work that will provide a detailed view of recent work on cultural ecology, biodiversity conservation, and development among the diverse communities inhabiting the Yucatan Peninsula. Thanks in large measure to Mary Elmendorf's work, this region has been an area of particularly creative and exciting projects. The editors of this volume are eager to share findings from these projects with a wider audience.

Written in a sophisticated, but accessible manner, this book will be of ready interest to cultural and biological anthropologists, development planners, international agencies and NGOs as well as any readers concerned about the problems of integrating development, biodiversity, and traditional lifeways in rapidly changing rural and small town situations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897897310
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/30/2004
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.52(h) x 1.17(d)

Meet the Author

BETTY FAUST is Senior Researcher and Professor, Department of Human Ecology, Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico, Merida, Yucatan.

E. N. ANDERSON Department of Anthropology, University of California, Riverside.

JOHN G. FRAZIER is Research Associate at the Conservation and Research Center at the National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Institution.

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