Unclean and Unnatural: Garbage, Conservation Space, and Expectations of Development in Coastal Yucatán

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Title:
Unclean and Unnatural: Garbage, Conservation Space, and Expectations of Development in Coastal Yucatán
Author:
Hanson, Anne-Marie Sarah
Issue Date:
2013
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
Garbage disorders the city. Biosphere reserves reorder nature. This dissertation examines both of these concepts by focusing on the role of garbage in small cities enveloped by conservation space on the northwestern coast of Yucatán, México. Drawing from over two years of ethnographic research in Yucatán, I examine the historical and political relationships that produce garbage, conservation spaces, expectations of development, and gendered work. This project also points to the importance of mixed methodologies and multiple voices in political ecological and feminist geographical research by using a combination of methods, including oral histories and interviews, surveys, and policy analysis. My findings elucidate: how urban garbage is conceptualized and managed in protected coastal wetlands, how women produce new socio-environmental subjectivities through garbage projects, and the degree to which informal garbage use redefines urban and conservation space and creates alternative development possibilities.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Development; Garbage; México; Political Ecology; Yucatán; Geography; Conservation Space
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Geography
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Moore, Sarah A.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleUnclean and Unnatural: Garbage, Conservation Space, and Expectations of Development in Coastal Yucatánen_US
dc.creatorHanson, Anne-Marie Sarahen_US
dc.contributor.authorHanson, Anne-Marie Sarahen_US
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractGarbage disorders the city. Biosphere reserves reorder nature. This dissertation examines both of these concepts by focusing on the role of garbage in small cities enveloped by conservation space on the northwestern coast of Yucatán, México. Drawing from over two years of ethnographic research in Yucatán, I examine the historical and political relationships that produce garbage, conservation spaces, expectations of development, and gendered work. This project also points to the importance of mixed methodologies and multiple voices in political ecological and feminist geographical research by using a combination of methods, including oral histories and interviews, surveys, and policy analysis. My findings elucidate: how urban garbage is conceptualized and managed in protected coastal wetlands, how women produce new socio-environmental subjectivities through garbage projects, and the degree to which informal garbage use redefines urban and conservation space and creates alternative development possibilities.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectDevelopmenten_US
dc.subjectGarbageen_US
dc.subjectMéxicoen_US
dc.subjectPolitical Ecologyen_US
dc.subjectYucatánen_US
dc.subjectGeographyen_US
dc.subjectConservation Spaceen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGeographyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMoore, Sarah A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRobbins, Paul F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLiverman, Dianaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBuechler, Stephanieen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBailey, Keironen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMoore, Sarah A.en_US
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