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The Patagonian sublime : the green economy and post-neoliberal politics, Marcos Mendoza

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The Patagonian sublime : the green economy and post-neoliberal politics
Title
The Patagonian sublime
Title remainder
the green economy and post-neoliberal politics
Statement of responsibility
Marcos Mendoza
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Patagonian Sublime provides a vivid, accessible, and cutting-edge investigation of the green economy and New Left politics in Argentina. Based on extensive field research in Glaciers National Park and the mountain village of El Chalten, Marcos Mendoza deftly examines the diverse social worlds of alpine mountaineers, adventure trekkers, tourism entrepreneurs, seasonal laborers, park rangers, land managers, scientists, and others involved in the green economy. Mendoza explores the fraught intersection of the green economy with the New Left politics of the Nestor Kirchner and Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner governments. Mendoza documents the strategies of capitalist development, national representation, and political rule embedded in the "green productivist" agenda pursued by Kirchner and Fernandez. Mendoza shows how Andean Patagonian communities have responded to the challenges of community-based conservation, the fashioning of wilderness zones, and the drive to create place-based monopolies that allow ecotourism destinations to compete in the global consumer economy"--
  • "Patagonia is the region of Latin America that encompasses the southernmost areas of Argentina and Chile, and has long been known as a landscape of marvels, including the mountains of the Chalten Massif, glaciers, beech forests, and lagunas. These breathtaking sites attract affluent travelers to "El Chalten." Recently, the Patagonian region has gone through key sociocultural and political-economic changes that provide insight into the post-neoliberal development regimes emerging in the Global South. The regional ecotourism industry has expanded enormously under the Kirchner administrations (Nestor Kirchner 2003-207 and Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner 2007-2015) in Argentina, attracting waves of entrepreneurs, seasonal laborers, and park rangers to provide services to growing numbers of tourists. These interests have been promoting sustainable development, land conservation, and ecotourism as the pillars of a new regional paradigm committed to the green economy. The book argues that the conservation state and entrepreneurial capital have forged alliances to develop national park tourism in ways that consolidate their hegemony and marginalize subaltern groups. This generates growing inequalities over access to resources"--
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Mendoza, Marcos,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Ecotourism
  • Ecotourism
  • Capitalism
  • Nature conservation
  • Argentina
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
  • TRAVEL / Special Interest / Ecotourism
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy
  • NATURE / Ecosystems & Habitats / Mountains
  • TRAVEL / South America / Argentina
  • TRAVEL / South America / Chile & Easter Island
  • Capitalism
  • Ecotourism
  • Ecotourism
  • Nature conservation
  • Politics and government
  • Argentina
  • South America
Label
The Patagonian sublime : the green economy and post-neoliberal politics, Marcos Mendoza
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-212) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of acronyms -- List of Spanish terms -- Preface -- Introduction -- Part I: The Sphere of tourism consumption. 1. Alpine-Style mountaineering: resolve and death in the Andes. 2. Adventure trekking: pursuing the Alpine sublime -- Part II: The Sphere of service production. 3. Comerciante entrepreneurship: investment hazard and ethical laboring. 4. Golondrina laboring: informality and play -- Part III: The Sphere of the conservation state. 5. Community-based conservation: land managers and state-civil society collaborations. 6. Conservation policing: education and environmental impacts -- Part IV: The Politics of the green economy. 7. Defending popular sustainability in la Comuna. 8. Kirchnerismo and the politics of the green economy -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- References -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
1027864692
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 225 pages
Isbn
9780813596747
Lccn
2017059111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1027864692
Label
The Patagonian sublime : the green economy and post-neoliberal politics, Marcos Mendoza
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of acronyms -- List of Spanish terms -- Preface -- Introduction -- Part I: The Sphere of tourism consumption. 1. Alpine-Style mountaineering: resolve and death in the Andes. 2. Adventure trekking: pursuing the Alpine sublime -- Part II: The Sphere of service production. 3. Comerciante entrepreneurship: investment hazard and ethical laboring. 4. Golondrina laboring: informality and play -- Part III: The Sphere of the conservation state. 5. Community-based conservation: land managers and state-civil society collaborations. 6. Conservation policing: education and environmental impacts -- Part IV: The Politics of the green economy. 7. Defending popular sustainability in la Comuna. 8. Kirchnerismo and the politics of the green economy -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- References -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
1027864692
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 225 pages
Isbn
9780813596747
Lccn
2017059111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1027864692

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