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Second edition of Cuando se acaban los montes

March 09, 2007

Second edition of Cuando se acaban los montes

When the forests are gone: the Santeño peasants and the colonization of Tonosí, authored by Stanley Heckadon-Moreno

Panama's Editorial Universitaria (EUPAN) and STRI have published a new edition of Cuando se acaban los montes: los campesinos santeños y la colonización de Tonosí (When the forests are gone: the Santeño peasants and the colonization of Tonosí), authored by Stanley Heckadon-Moreno. The first edition of the book was published by EUPAN in 1983.

The book underlies how the particular experience of the peasants of the Azuero region in Panama where Heckadon based his work, “takes an alarming level of universality as this apparently isolated ecosystem of the Panamanian countryside shows all variables of degradation processes observed where biosphere reserves are required as part of the needs of human development” highlights Pedro Luis Prados in an editorial note.

Herrera, professor at the University of Panama, the book is probably one of the most important contributions by an anthropologist and sociologist in Panama to the understanding of the social organization and rural society production of west Panama. The book sells for $10 at STRI's Bookstore.

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