Parks and Peoples: The Social Impact of Protected Areas

  title={Parks and Peoples: The Social Impact of Protected Areas},
  author={Paige West and Jim Igoe and Dan Brockington},
  journal={Annual Review of Anthropology},
This review examines the social, economic, and political effects of environmental conservation projects as they are manifested in protected areas. We pay special attention to people living in and displaced from protected areas, analyze the worldwide growth of protected areas over the past 20 years, and offer suggestions for future research trajectories in anthropology. We examine protected areas as a way of seeing, understanding, and producing nature (environment) and culture (society) and as a… 

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