Rivers of Resistance: Rama Responses to Nicaragua's Grand Canal.

dc.contributor.author Workman, Timothy J.
dc.contributor.department Geography
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-28T20:02:59Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-28T20:02:59Z
dc.date.issued 2017-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/62447
dc.subject Geography
dc.subject Indigenous Peoples
dc.subject Nicaragua
dc.subject Grand Canal
dc.subject Atlantic Coast
dc.title Rivers of Resistance: Rama Responses to Nicaragua's Grand Canal.
dc.type Thesis
dcterms.abstract This thesis examines the effects of Nicaragua’s Grand Canal plans on local politics in the community of Rama Cay, located on the southeast Atlantic Coast. While stalled, Grand Canal plans have had a major effect on grassroots politics in Nicaragua. This is especially true for the afro-indigenous Rama-Kriol community of the southeast Atlantic Coast. The Rama-Kriol Territorial Government recently agreed to lease 263-square kilometers of Rama-Kriol communal titled lands to the Hong Kong Nicaragua Canal Development Investment Co., Ltd. I explore three cross-cutting themes to better understand this locally-contested decision: rhetoric of support for the Grand Canal, interethnic land conflict, and Rama Cay political divisions. These thematic areas produce insights on neoliberal multiculturalism, the commons, and clientelism. They also invite reflection on the challenges of actual implementation of indigenous communal title on the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua.
dcterms.description M.A. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2017.
dcterms.language eng
dcterms.publisher University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
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