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xi, 225 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Positions
  • Work and care
  • Enclosure
  • Capitalist relations
  • Politics, revisited
  • Appendix: Dramatis personae.
Drawing on two decades of ethnographic research in Sulawesi, Indonesia, Tania Murray Li offers an intimate account of the emergence of capitalist relations among indigenous highlanders who privatized their common land to plant a boom crop, cacao. Spurred by the hope of ending their poverty and isolation, some prospered, while others lost their land and struggled to sustain their families. Yet the winners and losers in this transition were not strangers - they were kin and neighbors. Li's richly peopled account takes the reader into the highlanders' world, exploring the dilemmas they faced as sharp inequalities emerged among them. The book challenges complacent, modernization narratives promoted by development agencies that assume inefficient farmers who lose out in the shift to high-value export crops can find jobs elsewhere. Decades of uneven and often jobless growth in Indonesia meant that for newly landless highlanders, land's end was a dead end. The book also has implications for social movement activists, who seldom attend to instances where enclosure is initiated by farmers rather than coerced by the state or agribusiness corporations. Li's attention to the historical, cultural, and ecological dimensions of this conjuncture demonstrates the power of the ethnographic method and its relevance to theory and practice today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822357056 20160616
Green Library
ANTHRO-177C-01
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xiv, 231 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Phantom epistemologies / Kristin Peterson
  • Ethnographic remnants : range and limits of the social method / Jae A. Chung
  • On the ethics of unusable data / Jennifer A. Hamilton
  • Caught! : the predicaments of ethnography in collaboration / Deepa S. Reddy
  • The Dracula ballet : a tale of fieldwork in politics / Nahal Naficy
  • The "work" of ethnographic fieldwork / Lisa Breglia
  • The ethics of fieldwork as an ethics of connectivity, or the good anthropologist (isn't what she used to be) / James D. Faubion
  • Figuring out ethnography / Kim Fortun
  • Collaboration, coordination, and composition : fieldwork after the Internet / Christopher Kelty ; with contributions from Hannah Landecker ... [et al.].
Green Library
ANTHRO-177C-01
Book
xx, 310 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
This book reflects upon international environmental concerns, especially environmentalism as it relates to larger, cultural processes, in the context of South American forests.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780759109469 20160528
Green Library
ANTHRO-177C-01
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xii, 374 p. : ill., maps, port. ; 24 cm.
"The Will to Improve" is a remarkable account of development in action. Focusing on experts' attempts to improve landscapes and livelihoods in Indonesia, Tania Murray Li carefully exposes the practices that enable experts to diagnose problems and devise interventions, and the agency of people whose conduct is targeted for reform. Deftly integrating theory, ethnography, and history, she illuminates the work of colonial officials and missionaries; specialists in agriculture, hygiene and credit; and political activists with their own schemes for guiding villagers towards better ways of life. She examines donor-funded initiatives that seek to integrate conservation with development through the participation of communities, and a one-billion dollar program designed by the World Bank to optimize the social capital of villagers, inculcate new habits of competition and choice, and remake society from the bottom up.Demonstrating that the 'will to improve' has a long and troubled history, Li identifies enduring continuities from the colonial period to the present. She explores the tools experts have used to set the conditions for reform - tools that combine the reshaping of desires with applications of force. Attending in detail to the highlands of Sulawesi, she shows how a series of interventions entangled with one another and tracks their results, ranging from wealth to famine, from compliance to political mobilization, and from new solidarities to oppositional identities and violent attack. "The Will to Improve" is an engaging read - conceptually innovative, empirically rich, and alive with the actions and reflections of the targets of improvement, people with their own critical analyses of the problems that beset them.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822340089 20160528
Green Library
ANTHRO-177C-01
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xix, 216 p ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Setting the Scene * Outcomes from the World Summit for Sustainable Development * Part 1: The Three Pillars of Sustainability * Environment: The Path of Global Environmental * Governance: Form and Function in Historical Perspective * Economy: The Economic Problem of Sustainable Governance * Society: Participation and Engagement * Part II: The 'WEHAB' Issues * Water: Water and Governance * Energy: Energy Governance, Poverty and Sustainable Development * Health: Health and Sustainable Development - Addressing the Challenges Post-Johannesburg * Agriculture: Improving Governance for Food Security and Agriculture * Biodiversity: Biodiversity Governance after Johannesburg * Conclusion: Where Next?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844072088 20160528
As the process of globalization continues and power imbalances between decision-making institutions become increasingly apparent, the need for a critical assessment of the way in which we manage our interaction with the natural environment becomes ever more urgent. Good governance was identified at the World Summit on Sustainable Development as a critical factor for ensuring successful sustainable development. This book builds on the briefing papers that were presented at the Summit, taking further the discussions of the WEHAB agenda (Water, Energy, Health, Agriculture and food, and Biodiversity - the five international priority sectors highlighted by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan). This is a unique offering on the role and reform of global institutions and processes, raising issues that have previously been neglected in international discussions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844072088 20160528
Green Library
ANTHRO-177C-01
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xix, 444 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
  • Preface Part 1: Renewing Political Ecology 1. Liberating Political Ecology Michael Watts and Richard Peet 2. The Political Ecology of Famine: The Origins of the Third World Mike Davis 3. Invisible Forests: The Political Ecology of Forest Resurgence in El Salvador Susanna B. Hecht Part 2: Discourse and Practice 4. Environmental Discourse on Soil Degradation in Bolivia: Sustainability and the Search for Socioenvironmental 'Middle Ground' Karl S. Zimmerer 5. Purity and Pollution: Racial Degradation and Environmental Anxieties Jake Kosek 6. Eco-governmentality and other Transnational Practices of a 'Green' World Bank Michael Goldman Part 3: Institutions and Governance 7. Nature-State-Territory: Toward a Critical Theorization of Conservation Enclosures Roderick P. Neumann 8. Water, Markets and Embedded Institutions in Western India Navroz K. Dubash 9. Transition Environments: Ecological and Social Challenges to Post-Socialist Industrial Development Dara O'Rourke Part 4: Conflict and Struggle 10. Violent Environments: Petroleum Conflict and The Political Ecology of Rule in the Niger Delta, Nigeria Michael Watts 11. Gender and Class Power in Agroforestry Systems: Case studies from Indonesia and West Africa Richard A. Schroeder and Krisnawati Suryanata 12. Gender Conflict in Gambian Wetlands Judith Carney Part 5: Movement 13. Environment, Indigeneity and Transnationalism Tania Murray Li 14. From Chipko to Uttaranchal: The Environment of Protest and Development in the Indian Himalaya Haripriya Rangan 15. Movements and Modernizations, Markets and Municipalities: Indigenous Federations in Rural Ecuador Anthony Bebbington 16. Industrial Pollution and Social Movements in Thailand Tim Forsyth.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415312356 20160527
At the beginning of the 21st century, the environment and the future of development continue to be issues of crucial importance. Most explanations of environmental crisis emphasize the role of population growth, thus focusing their attention on the poor. By comparison, Liberation Ecologies elaborates a political-economic explanation drawing from the most recent advances in social theory. The new edition has been extensively revised to reflect recent changes in debates over the real definitions of 'development' and 'environment', and contains nine completely new chapters.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415312356 20160527
Green Library
ANTHRO-177C-01
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xxxi, 298 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Part 1 Development and theory in anthropology: involution and modernization - the case of Clifford Geertz, Nils Gilman-- the evolution of market niches among Oaxacan wood carvers, Michael Chibnik-- tourists as a common-pool resource - a study of dive shops on Utila, Honduras, Lee Cronk and Shannon Steadman-- the interstices of urban development - an economic anthropology approach to development in a Midwestern US community, Rhoda H. Halperin. Part 2 Development in practice: barriers to the diffusion of agricultural knowledge - a Balinese case study, Nitish Jha-- the common sense of development and the struggle for participatory development, Mike Woost-- culturally sustainable development, Gracia Clark-- development and the struggle for participatory development, Mike Woost-- culturally sustainable development, Gracia Clark-- development and conservation strategies in the La Amistad biosphere reserve in Costa Rica and Panama - an analysis of risk perceptions, Elizabeth T. Kennedy-- the women left behind - the effects of male migrants' return on women's fertility and health in Bangladesh, Patricia Johnson. Part 3 Locating development and new avenues for research: gifts, bribes and development in post-Soviet Kazakstan, Cynthia Ann Werner-- globalization, privatisation and public space in the provincial Philippines, Ty Matejowsky-- looking into the future - anthropology and financial markets, Monica Lindh de Montoya-- emerging markets, globalization and the small investor - the case of Venezuela, Miguel Montoya.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780759102118 20160528
In this volume, the contributors offer analyses of the theory and practice of economic development from an anthropological viewpoint. Chapters cover such topics as: market systems; agricultural knowledge; modernization; population growth; participatory development; conservation strategies; culturally sustainable development; globalization and privatisation; tourism; urban development; and financial markets. The cross-cultural focus of the volume provides original data on development processes in many countries, including the Philippines, Bali, Costa Rica, Mexico, Honduras, Venezuela, Kazakstan and the United States. The book provides a source of comparative research for anthropologists, development specialists, agricultural researchers, environmentalists and geographers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780759102118 20160528
Economic development is an important focus of anthropological work in rural and urban communities around the world, and in this volume the contributors offer expert analyses on the theory and practice of development. Chapters cover the key topics of market systems, agricultural knowledge, modernization, population growth, participatory development, conservation strategies, culturally sustainable development, globalization and privatization, tourism, urban development, and financial markets. The cross-cultural focus of the volume provides original data on development processes in many countries, including the Philippines, Bali, Costa Rica, Mexico, Honduras, Venezuela, Kazakstan, and the United States. The book will be a welcome source of comparative research for anthropologists, development specialists, agricultural researchers, environmentalists, and geographers. Visit our website for sample chapters!.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780759102125 20160528
Green Library
ANTHRO-177C-01
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x, 214 p ; 22 cm.
  • Development aid - failures and successes-- an intellectual heritage of development-- the gender agenda-- partnership-- technology and expertise - "she is just cooking, it's not technology"-- money and morality - "my wife helps me with everything"-- cultural barriers - the triumph of tradition over modernity-- local people in the driving seat-- questioning the cohesion of the machine.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781856496056 20160528
This is an ethnography of development in practice. It builds on recent work in the anthropology of development in its examination of the evolution and persistence of a number of key ideas about gender, technology and race. It explores how these are rooted in both material practices and ideologies, notably the Enlightenment and colonialism, but goes beyond previous studies which have tended to focus mainly on the apparently monolithic power of the developers. The authors argue for a more nuanced account of power through analysis of the relationship between individual agency and structural constraint. Their study shows how a simple dichotomy between "us", the developers, and "them", the victims of development, misconstrues the nature of the processes involved.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781856496056 20160528
Green Library
ANTHRO-177C-01
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xviii, 327 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
This work explores the gendered relations of ecologies, economies and politics in communities as diverse as the rubbertappers in the rainforests of Brazil to activist groups fighting racism in New York City. Women are often at the centre of these struggles, struggles which concern local knowledge, everyday practice, rights to resources, sustainable development, environmental quality, and social justice. The book bridges the gap between the academic and rural orientation of political ecology and the largely activist and urban focus of environmental justice movements.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415120272 20160527
Green Library
ANTHRO-177C-01
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249 p.
Green Library
ANTHRO-177C-01