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Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Environmental Sciences

1998

Rural sociology

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Rationalizing Nature: Attitudes Toward Land Tenure Change And The Environment In Three Communities In Central Quintana Roo, Mexico , Susan Kathryn Jarnagin Jan 1998

Rationalizing Nature: Attitudes Toward Land Tenure Change And The Environment In Three Communities In Central Quintana Roo, Mexico , Susan Kathryn Jarnagin

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Three studies were done to assess the attitudes of farmers in central Quintana Roo about changes in the land tenure system and toward their tropical forest environment. Three ejidos were selected, to represent the range of types of communities in the area;Recent visions of "modernization" in Mexico have involved a large amount of privatization, including encouraging privatization of ejido (community-owned) land. The attitudes of residents of three communities towards land privatization and tree planting and care were analyzed. The residents of the two more traditional Maya communities had strong feelings about the importance of maintaining the ejido system of ...