(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Local and national approaches to nature preservation : the US Virgin Islands National Park on St John and beyond

published at : Surroundings, Selves and Others : The Political Economy of Environment and Identity

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

FOG OLWIG K. (1) ;
(1) Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, DANEMARK


National parks constitute powerful focal points in the building of national communities, both as concrete areas of land and as particular landscapes that symbolise certain cultural values and social relations. This paper discusses the uneasy relations between the generalised "wilderness" commons of the American Virgin Islands National Park, and the local commons of marginal estate land, village resources and family land that have played a central role in the African-Caribbean community on St John through time.


Thematical fascicle

published at : Landscape research / ISSN 1469-9710

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1976)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 34, no 2 [pp. 1-17]

Bibliographic references : 28 ref.




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