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dc.contributor.authorGreenawalt, Robert David
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T01:09:21Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T01:09:21Z
dc.date.issued2006-08
dc.identifier.othergreenawalt_robert_d_200608_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/greenawalt_robert_d_200608_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/23380
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation focuses on the Garifuna people living in the community of Punta Gorda in the Bay Islands of Honduras and the relationship between their marginal social, economic, and political status and their maritime resource use practices. Its theoretical approach is strongly grounded in cultural ecology and draws inspiration from recent developments in maritime anthropology and political ecology. Conclusions based on field research in Punta Gorda demonstrate that socioeconomic marginality is one of the primary factors that led to the unsustainable use of their local maritime resources. Contemporary resource use strategies in Punta Gorda focusing on fishing for profit, rather than fishing for subsistence, have drawn its inhabitants into an economy upon which they are now dependent. Driven by poverty and out of necessity, they have continued to exploit their maritime resources to the point of ecological collapse.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectEcological Anthropology
dc.subjectCultural Ecology
dc.subjectMaritime Anthropology
dc.subjectPolitical Ecology
dc.subjectCaribbean
dc.subjectCentral America
dc.subjectHonduras
dc.subjectGarifuna
dc.subjectBlack Carib
dc.subjectBay Islands
dc.subjectFishing
dc.subjectEnvironmental Degradation
dc.titleCultural survival and resource use at the margin
dc.title.alternativecultural ecology of Punta Gorda
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.description.departmentAnthropology
dc.description.majorAnthropology
dc.description.advisorRobert Rhoades
dc.description.committeeRobert Rhoades
dc.description.committeeBenjamin Blount
dc.description.committeeJ. Peter Brosius
dc.description.committeeTheodore Gragson


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