Local-level responses to environmental degradation in northwestern Mexico

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Abstract

Environmental degradation in Mexico has had many forms and levels of intensity. An analysis of the sources of environmental degradation in coastal northwestern Mexico reveals that current neoliberal policies, which continue to support the production of agricultural and fishing commodities for export, are partially responsible for this degradation. A focus on two rural communities in coastal southern Sinaloa demonstrates that households, and particularly the women within them, have developed creative mechanisms to cope on a daily basis with the poverty that has resulted from economic crises and the degradation of the surrounding area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-136
Number of pages26
JournalJournal of Anthropological Research
Volume57
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anthropology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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