1st Edition

Communities Surviving Migration
Village Governance, Environment and Cultural Survival in Indigenous Mexico





ISBN 9780367584122
Published June 29, 2020 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

Out-migration might decrease the pressure of population on the environment, but what happens to the communities that manage the local environment when they are weakened by the absence of their members? In an era where community-based natural resource management has emerged as a key hope for sustainable development, this is a crucial question.



Building on over a decade of empirical work conducted in Oaxaca, Mexico, Communities Surviving Migration identifies how out-migration can impact rural communities in strongholds of biocultural diversity. It reflects on the possibilities of community self-governance and survival in the likely future of limited additional migration and steady – but low – rural populations, and what different scenarios imply for environmental governance and biodiversity conservation. In this way, the book adds a critical cultural component to the understanding of migration-environment linkages, specifically with respect to environmental change in migrant-sending regions.



Responding to the call for more detailed analyses and reporting on migration and environmental change, especially in contexts where rural communities, livelihoods and biodiversity are interconnected, this volume will be of interest to students and scholars of environmental migration, development studies, population geography, and Latin American studies.

Table of Contents

List of Figures



List of Tables



List of Contributors



Acknowledgements



Glossary of Terms





SECTION I: SETTING THE SCENE





Chapter 1 - Communities Surviving Migration? The Migration-Community-Environment Nexus



James P. Robson, Dan Klooster, and Jorge Hernández-Díaz





Chapter 2 - Population, Territory, and Governance in Rural Oaxaca



Jorge Hernández-Díaz and James P. Robson





Chapter 3 - Migration Dynamics and Migrant Organising in Rural Oaxaca



Jorge Hernández-Díaz and James P. Robson





SECTION II: EMPIRICAL CASE STUDIES





Chapter 4 - Avatars of Community: The Zapotec Migrants of Zoogocho Micro-region



Jorge Hernández-Díaz





Chapter 5 - Santa María Tindú: The Tip of a Melting Iceberg



Dan Klooster





Chapter 6 - Children of the Wind: Migration and Change in Santa María Yavesia



Mario Fernando Ramos Morales and James P. Robson





Chapter 7 - More Space and More Constraint: Migration and Environment in Santa Cruz Tepetotutla



Dan Klooster





Chapter 8 - Migration, Community, and Land Use in San Juan Evangelista Analco



Fermín Sosa Pérez and James P. Robson





Chapter 9 - Adaptive Governance or Cultural Transformation? The Monetization of Usos y Costumbres in Santiago Comaltepec



James P. Robson





SECTION III: SYNTHESIS AND CONCLUSIONS





Chapter 10 - The Changing Landscapes of Indigenous Oaxaca



James P. Robson and Dan Klooster





Chapter 11 - Migrant Organising, Village Governance, and the Ephemeral Nature of Translocality



Jorge Hernández-Díaz and James P. Robson





Chapter 12 - Communities Shaping Migration: The Migration-Community-Environment NexusDan Klooster, James P. Robson, and Jorge Hernández-Díaz



Index



 

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Editor(s)

Biography

James P. Robson is Assistant Professor (Human Dimensions of Sustainability) at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada.



Dan Klooster is Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Redlands, USA.





Jorge Hernández-Díaz is Research Professor at the Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca (UABJO), Mexico.