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Pictures of 'Paradise': Understanding Perspectives of Development in the Community of North Kohala

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Title:Pictures of 'Paradise': Understanding Perspectives of Development in the Community of North Kohala
Authors:McLees, Leslie Ann
Contributors:Suryanata, Krisna (advisor)
Geography and Environment (department)
Keywords:real estate development
North Kohala District
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Date Issued:May 2005
Publisher:[Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [May 2005]
Abstract:The arguments communities articulate in development disputes usually hide their more intangible interests, like quality of life and respect for the land. In addition, communities are not homogenous entities with only one interests. Understanding how different people within a community understand their local environment and the threats that development can bring may help bring an appreciation of values that exist outside the legal framework. This may be essential in constructing cooperation between the different stakeholders in a conflict. This particular study focuses on the North Kohala region of the Big Island of Hawaiʻi, which is a community with people from various ethnic backgrounds and whose experiences in the region vary significantly. This thesis seeks to understand how communities respond to the threat of development by looking at how members of a community use their sense of place to frame development projects, and how these frames shape arguments and strategies.
Description:MA University of Hawaii at Manoa 2005
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 97–101).
Pages/Duration:xiii, 101 leaves, bound : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Rights:All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
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