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Boundaries of Nature: National Parks and Environmental Change at the Argentine-Brazilian Border, 1890-1990
Frederico Santos Soares de Freitas, North Carolina State University

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Nationalizing Nature: Iguazu Falls and National Parks at the Brazil-Argentina Border. (Book) [show prizes]
Title: Nationalizing Nature: Iguazu Falls and National Parks at the Brazil-Argentina Border.
Author: Frederico Freitas
Abstract: Today, one-quarter of all the land in Latin America is set apart for nature protection. In Nationalizing Nature, Frederico Freitas uncovers the crucial role played by conservation in the region's territorial development by exploring how Brazil and Argentina used national parks to nationalize borderlands. In the 1930s, Brazil and Argentina created some of their first national parks around the massive Iguazu Falls, shared by the two countries. The parks were designed as tools to attract migrants from their densely populated Atlantic seaboards to a sparsely inhabited borderland. In the 1970s, a change in paradigm led the military regimes in Brazil and Argentina to violently evict settlers from their national parks, highlighting the complicated relationship between authoritarianism and conservation in the Southern Cone. By tracking almost one hundred years of national park history in Latin America's largest countries, Nationalizing Nature shows how conservation policy promoted national programs of frontier development and border control.
Year: 2021
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Primary URL Description: WorldCat page.
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Secondary URL Description: Publisher page (Cambridge University Press).
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 978110884483
Copy sent to NEH?: No