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175 p., [4] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Development and Sustainability 3. From Utopian to Heterotopian Amazonia 4. Paradise in a Brazil Nut Cemetery 5. Frontier Governance 6. Emerging Spaces for Sustainable Development 7. Sustainable Business for Placemaking 8. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415640763 20160611
This book argues against the assumption that sustainability and environmental conservation are naturally the common goal and norm for everyone in Amazonia. This is the first book focusing on agency, reflexivity and social development to address sustainable development in the region. It discusses the importance of looking into societal dynamics in order to deal with deforestation and sustainable development policies through the ethnography of an Amazonian settlement named New Paradise. This book demystifies utopian and overtly conservationist views that depict the Amazon rainforest as a troubled paradise. Engaging with social theory of practice with particular focus on emergentist perspectives and Foucault's analysis of 'heterotopia', the author shows that Amazonia is a set of settlement heterotopias in which various local and external initiatives interact to make up real, lived-in places. The settlers' placemaking continually rearranges power and material relations while the process usually emphasises utopian developmentalist and conservationist policy intervention. This book explores in detail how, as power relations are arranged and governance reshaped, sustainable development and construction of a green society also need to become a goal for the settlers themselves. The book's insights on the relationship between the sustainable development frameworks used in environmental policy, and ongoing societal development on the ground inform debate both within Amazonia, and in comparable communities worldwide. It also offers institutional pathways to realise new, more engaging, policy intervention for development professionals and policy makers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415640763 20160611
Green Library
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xxiv, 292 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword by Jeffrey Campbell * Negotiating Community, Participation, Knowledge and Power in Participatory Research * Core Criteria and Assessment of Participatory Research * Challenges to Institutionalizing Participatory Research in Community Forestry in the US * From Environmental Racism to Civic Environmentalism: Using Participation and Nature to Develop Community in the Belmont Neighborhood of West Philadelphia * Creating Common Ground: A Collaborative Approach to Environmental Reclamation and Cultural Preservation * Opportunities and Challenges in Community Capacity-building: Lessons from Participatory Research in Macon County, North Carolina * Calibrating Collaboration: Monitoring and Adaptive Management of the Landscape Working Group Process on the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests in Western Colorado * Inclusion and Exclusion: Immigrant Forest Workers and Participation in Natural Resource Management * Comparing Participatory Ecological Research in Two Contexts: An Immigrant Community and a Native American Community on Olympic Peninsula, Washington * Battle at the Bridge: Using Participatory Approaches to Develop Community Researchers in Ecological Management * Research on Native Terms: Navigation and Participation Issues for Native Scholars in Community Research * Participation, Relationships and Empowerment * Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844075638 20160528
Participatory research has emerged as an approach to producing knowledge that is sufficiently grounded in local needs and realities to support community-based natural resource management (CBNRM), and it is often touted as crucial to the sustainable management of forests and other natural resources. This book analyses the current state of the art of participatory research in CBNRM. Its chapters and case studies examine recent experiences in collaborative forest management, harvesting impacts on forest shrubs, watershed restoration in Native American communities, civic environmentalism in an urban neighborhood and other topics. Although the main geographic focus of the book is the United States, the issues raised are synthesized and discussed in the context of recent critiques of participatory research and CBNRM worldwide. The book's purpose is to provide insights and lessons for academics and practitioners involved in CBNRM in many contexts. The issues it covers will be relevant to participatory research and CBNRM practitioners and students the world over.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844075638 20160528
Green Library
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ix, 139 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xl, 190 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 28 cm.
Green Library

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