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By Light Carruyo

Development stories has now not but came upon a vocabulary to attach huge structural approaches to the ways that humans dwell, love, and hard work. Producing wisdom, preserving Forests contributes to the sort of vocabulary via a learn of "local wisdom" that exposes the connection among tradition and political economic climate. Women's and men's day-by-day practices, and the which means they provide these practices, express the ways that they don't seem to be easily sufferers of improvement yet energetic contributors growing, hard, and negotiating the capitalist world-system at the ground.

Rather than viewing neighborhood wisdom as anything to be exposed or recovered within the provider of improvement, mild Carruyo ways it as a dynamic method configured and reconfigured on the intersections of structural forces and lived practices. In her ethnographic case examine of los angeles Ciénaga—a rural neighborhood at the fringe of an enormous ecological shield and nationwide park within the Dominican Republic—Carruyo argues that Dominican monetary improvement has rested its legitimacy on rescuing peasants from their very own subsistence practices in order that they might serve the country as "productive citizens," a class that's either racialized and gendered. How have men and women during this group come to grasp what they find out about improvement and healthiness? and the way, in response to this data, do they interact with improvement initiatives and paintings towards overall healthiness? Carruyo illustrates how competing pursuits in agricultural construction, tourism, and conservation form, collide with, and are remade by way of neighborhood practices and logics.

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People in la ciénaga do not want to work In conversations with both Cienaguera/os and other people familiar with the area, I often heard it expressed that the problem with development in La Ciénaga was that the residents did not want to work. 1 However, in my interviews and participant observation, I found that women complained of having no opportunities for paid work and male growers complained of having no market for their food. Moreover, most people worked a lot. There were times in the off-season when male guides practically ran over one another to reach tourists who had arrived to climb to Pico Duarte, the former struggling to secure a two- or three-day position (trip) as the tourists’ guide.

Carruyo 1/25/08 2:36 PM Page 41 41 encounters people growing very little other than tayota, they are forced to depend on cash to buy food — and on men to earn it. In the early 1990s Foresta donated one hundred stoves and gas tanks to residents. This measure — meant to decrease dependence on the forest and, as a bonus, ease women’s workload —took subsistence once again out of the hands of women. While they once could gather wood to ensure that food could be cooked for the family, now they rely on men’s cash earnings to buy gas to fill the tanks.

What is somewhat puzzling is the lack of documented discussion of these two diametrically opposed forces. The silences seem to be a result, at least in part, of the fact that conservationists and the timber industry seemed to be drawn from the same group— elite Santiagueros who either owned land or had rights to logging the land in the area. The natural reserve created to protect the watershed—now a national park—is in some ways the culmination of the struggle between the two forces. However, the arguments for its creation, as expressed by early conservationist Juan Pérez Rancier (1972), were focused on rescuing nature not from the timber industry, but from peasants.

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