Julie Velásquez Runk

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Crafting Wounaan Landscapes

Identity, Art, and Environmental Governance in Panama’s Darién

The University of Arizona Press

In Crafting Wounaan Landscapes, Julie Velásquez Runk upends long-standing assumptions about the people that call Panama's Darién home, and she demonstrates the agency of the Wounaan people to make their living and preserve and transform their way of life in the face of continuous and tremendous change. She unpacks environmental governance efforts that illustrate what happens when conservation is confronted with people in a purportedly peopleless place.

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