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Title Nature in the global south : environmental projects in South and Southeast Asia / Paul R. Greenough and Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, editors
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 2003

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Description xii, 428 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction / Paul Greenough / Anna Lowenhaupt -- PART I. SCALES, LOGICS, AND AGENTS -- Tropical knowledges -- Natures of culture: environment and race in the colonial tropics / Warwick Anderson -- Dividing lines: nature, culture, and commerce in Indonesia's Aru Islands, 1856-1997 / Charles Zerner -- Move from minor to major: competing discourses of nontimber forest products in India / Roger Jeffery ... [et al.] -- Rural landscaping -- Forest discourses in South and Southeast Asia: a comparison with global discourses / Michael R. Dove -- Agrarian allegory and global futures / Anna Lowenhaupt -- Foreign trees: lives and landscapes in Rajasthan / Ann Grodzins Gold -- PART II. TOWARD LIVABLE ENVIRONMENTS: COMPROMISES AND CAMPAINGS -- States of nature / states in nature -- Pathogens, pugmarks, and political "emergency": the 1970s South Asian debate on nature / Paul Greenough -- Territorializing local struggles for resource control: a look at environmental discourses and politics in Indonesia / Nancy Lee Peluso -- Scientific forestry and genealogies of development in Bengal / K. Sivaramakrishman -- Uneasy allies -- Tribal politics and discourses of Indian environmentalism / Amita Baviskar -- Voices for the Borneo rain forest: writing the history of an environmental campaign / J. Peter Brosius -- Practical spirituality and community forests: monks, ritual, and radical conservatism in Thailand / Susan M. Darlington
Summary A nuanced look at how nature has been culturally constructed in South and Southeast Asia, Nature in the Global South is a major contribution to understandings of the politics and ideologies of environmentalism and development in a postcolonial epoch. Among the many significant paradigms for understanding both the preservation and use of nature in these regions are biological classification, state forest management, tropical ecology, imperial water control, public health, and community-based conservation. Focusing on these and other ways that nature has been shaped and defined, this collection of essays describes projects of exploitation, administration, science, and community protest. [from publisher's advertisement]
Notes "Essays gathered in a conference entitled Environmental Discourses and Human Welfare in South and Southeast Asia held in Hilo, Hawaii, in december 1995; they were subsequently revised by the authors."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Environmental management -- Southeast Asia.
Sustainable development -- Southeast Asia.
Environmental management -- South Asia.
Sustainable development -- South Asia.
Asia, Southeastern -- Environmental conditions.
South Asia -- Environmental conditions.
Author Greenough, Paul R. (Paul Robert)
Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt.
LC no. 2003004909
ISBN 0822331500 acid-free paper
0822331497 paperback acid-free paper
Other Titles Environmental projects in South and Southeast Asia