February 28 - Luis Vivanco
Is Co-Management the Answer?: Protected Areas, Indigenous Communities, and Problems of Trust and Knowledge
Thursday, 4 PM, Aiken Center, Room 102
Luis Vivanco is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of Global and Regional Studies Program at the University of Vemont. He holds an A.B. in Religion from Dartmouth College, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Cultural Anthropology from Princeton University. His scholarship focuses on understanding the cultural and political aspects of environmental change and efforts to "save nature" through environmental social movements. This research, which he has conducted in Costa Rica, Mexico, and the U.S., explores how meanings of nature and social change are debated, negotiated, imposed, and resisted across diverse social contexts, including community environmental and indigenous groups; the ecotourism economy; sustainable development organizations; environmental media; and sustainable transportation. He has published several books on different aspects of this research, including Green Encounters: Shaping and Contesting Environmentalism in Rural Costa Rica (Berghahn Books, 2006); (as co-editor with Rob Gordon) Tarzan was an Ecotourist...And Other Tales in the Anthropology of Adventure (Berghahn Books, 2006); and Reconsidering the Bicycle: An Anthropological Perspective on a New (Old) Thing (Routledge Press, 2013). His research has also been published in various journals (American Anthropologist, Ethnology, Alternatives Journal, The Ecologist) and books on democracy and environmentalism; Central American transitions; reconstructing conservation; tourism; religion and cinema; and ecocinema studies.
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