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The Evolution of Casa Pueblo, Puerto Rico: From Mining Opposition to Community Revolution

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dc.contributor.author Massol-González, Alexis
dc.contributor.author Johnnidis, Avril Andromache
dc.contributor.author Massol-Deyá, Arturo
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-29T18:20:13Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-29T18:20:13Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/5897
dc.description.abstract "Casa Pueblo began as a grassroots’ citizens group formed to oppose the Puerto Rican government’s plan to allow large-scale open-pit mining by international corporations in the central region in 1980. Its aims have since evolved to promoting community self-reliance and community-based self-management, while conserving cultural heritage and local and national ecological integrity. Its philosophy is based on a 'social transformation model': the affirmation of cultural (local) values, reinforcement of self-esteem, and promotion of self-reliance and self-responsibility. It implements this through community culture (i.e. through the use of art, music and field action), information gathering, sound science and research, and self-sufficiency through community enterprises, such as coffee production, a community store and eco-tourism." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Gatekeeper 137b en_US
dc.subject political parties en_US
dc.subject social change en_US
dc.subject self-governance en_US
dc.subject revolutionary movements en_US
dc.title The Evolution of Casa Pueblo, Puerto Rico: From Mining Opposition to Community Revolution en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London en_US
dc.coverage.region Central America & Caribbean en_US
dc.coverage.country Puerto Rico en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US

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