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Document Type(s):Journal Article
Article/Chapter Title:Forced Resettlement and the Survival Systems of the Urban Poor
Journal Title:Ethnology
Author(s):Bartolome, Leopold J
Date of Publication:1984
Annotation:Analyzing the impacts of major public works projects on the urban poor, Bartolome discusses the demographics, adaptive strategies, and survival systems of the urban poor and the various effects of impending and actual displacement, using as a case study the Yacyreta Hydroelectric Project in Posadas, Argentina. Contending that the prospect of displacement alone caused a marked decline in the living conditions of the urban poor in Posadas well before actual resettlement, he concludes that these “entropic effects” must factor into official impact assessments for such projects as well as compensatory programs for the displaced poor.
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