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Social and Cultural Capital: Empowerment for Sustainable Development in the MOUNTAINS OF ESCAZU, COST


TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION...........................................................................................4
Entering the Field
Outline of this Study
CHAPTER 2 RESEARCH METHODS..............................................................................21
Participant Observation
Interviews
Meetings and Archival Research
Rural Diagnostic Survey
"Native" Anthropologist
Power and Ethnographic Representation
From Data to Theory
CHAPTER 3 THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK.................................................................36
The Hegemony of Development Ideology
Sustainable Development: Erasing Contradictions
Cracks in the Hegemony of Reconciliation
Mainstream-Critical Divide in Costa Rica
Civil Society and Social Movements
Social and Cultural Capital
Power and Empowerment
Measuring Sustainability
Conclusion
CHAPTER 4 THE NATIONAL CONTEXT......................................................................69
Introduction
Early Period: Transforming the Landscape
1900-1949: The Politics of Reconciliation
1950s-1970s: The Contradictions of Becoming "Modern"
1980s: The "Lost Decade"
1990s: The Hegemony of Sustainable Development.
Conclusion
CHAPTER 5 THE BIRTH OF CODECE: COMMITTEE FOR THE DEFENSE
OF THE MOUNTAINS OF ESCAZU....................................................................90
Introduction
The Setting
Romano Sancho
Paulina Chaverri
Rodolfo León
The Birth of CODECE
Conclusion
CHAPTER 6 CODECE'S LEGAL STRUGGLES.............................................................117
Introduction
Appropriating the Application of the Law
CODECE Attempts to Change the Law
CODECE Becomes an NGO
Legal Power to the People: Course in Environmental Law
Opus Dei: Threat to the Protection Zone
Regulation Plan
Conclusion
CHAPTER 7 TRANSFORMING THE LOCAL CULTURE.............................................164
Strengthening a Relationship with the Mountains
The Communal Forest
Introduction
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