Ch. 6 Beach Erosion ( CENTRAL EROSION: In April 2015 a major erosion…
Ch. 6 Beach Erosion
- CENTRAL EROSION: In April 2015 a major erosion event took place in the center of the village where many businesses are located
- EARLY EROSION: In 2014 the beach on the north side began eroding in front of a guest house. The owner made local and national appeals for help but these were ignored
, Environmental/Social Crises on the Beach: This chapter will analyze the material, socopolitical and discursive elements of an environmental "crisis." The beach will be explored as a deeply politicized place, percieved differently by situated actors, who struggle to secure the shoreline. However, the shifting sand and sea are not static objects over which power can be exerted. Instead they are examined in a dialectical relationship between nature and social power that illustrates the way the biophysical properties and agency of nature's materiality configure the social relations competing over the shoreline.