The Intemperate Rainforest

This , I feared , presented the complex politics of the rainforest in far too simple terms , and in a manner that stood in the way of ... The Intemperate Rainforest examines the forest as an epistemic , cultural , and political space .

Author: Bruce Braun

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816633991

Category: Nature

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Braun (geography, U. of Minnesota) provides a new viewpoint on the complex cultural, political, and intellectual forces involved in the forest policies of British Columbia. Employing poststructuralist theory and using the 1993 protests over logging in Clayoquot Sound as his starting point, Braun assesses the colonial thinking behind 19th- century forest policies, the struggles of native peoples to regain their spaces, the assertion of so-called rational forest management as a new version of colonialism, the Western Canada Wilderness Committee's use of nature photography to promote their notion of pristine wilderness, ecotourism, and the continued impact of the vision of early 20th-century painter Emily Carr. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR.
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Manufacturing National Park Nature

Bruce Braun, The Intemperate Rainforest: Nature, Culture, and Power on Canada's West Coast (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2002), 261. Daniel Botkin, Discordant Harmonies: A New Ecology for the Twenty-First Century (Oxford: ...

Author: J. Keri Cronin

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774819107

Category: Nature

Page: 208

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National parks occupy a prominent place in the Canadian imagination, yet we are only beginning to understand how their visual representation has shaped and continues to inform our perceptions of ecological issues and the natural world. J. Keri Cronin draws on historical and modern postcards, advertisements, and other images of Jasper National Park to trace how various groups and the tourism industry have used photography to divorce the park from real environmental threats and instead package it as a series of breathtaking vistas and adorable-looking animals. Manufacturing National Park Nature demonstrates that popular forms of picturing nature can have ecological implications that extend far beyond the frame of the image.
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Braun, B. (2002) The Intemperate Rainforest: Nature, Culture and Power on Canada's West Coast, University of Minnesota ... MN (Chapter 1 'The Intemperate Rainforest', and Chapter 2 'Producing Marginality: Abstraction and Displacement in ...

Author: Tariq Jazeel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317195337

Category: Literary Criticism

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Postcolonialism is a book that examines the influence of postcolonial theory in critical geographical thought and scholarship. Aimed at advanced-level students and researchers, the book is a lively, stimulating and relevant introduction to ‘postcolonial geography’ that elaborates on the critical interventions in social, cultural and political life this important subfield is poised to make. The book is structured around three intersecting parts – Spaces, 'Identity'/hybridity, Knowledge – that broadly follow the trajectory of postcolonial studies since the late 1970s. It comprises ten main chapters, each of which is situated at the intersections of postcolonialism and critical human geography. In doing so, Postcolonialism develops three key arguments. First, that postcolonialism is best conceived as an intellectually creative and practical set of methodologies or approaches for critically engaging existing manifestations of power and exclusion in everyday life and in taken-as-given spaces. Second, that postcolonialism is, at its core, concerned with the politics of representation, both in terms of how people and space are represented, but also the politics surrounding who is able to represent themselves and on what/whose terms. Third, the book argues that postcolonialism itself is an inherently geographical intellectual enterprise, despite its origins in literary theory. In developing these arguments and addressing a series of relevant and international case studies and examples throughout, Postcolonialism not only demonstrates the importance of postcolonial theory to the contemporary critical geographical imagination. It also argues that geographers have much to offer to continued theorizations and workings of postcolonial theory, politics and intellectual debates going forward. This is a book that brings critical analyses of the continued and omnipresent legacies of colonialism and imperialism to the heart of human geography, but also one that returns an avowedly critical geographical disposition to the core of interdisciplinary postcolonial studies.
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Contact Zones

22 Braun, Intemperate Rainforest, 184. 23 Ibid. 24 Collis, A Woman's Trip to Alaska, 72. 25 Paug, At Home Afloat, 130, 98. 26 Collis, A Woman's Trip to Alaska, 73; Elizabeth McKinsey, Niagara Falls: Icon of the American Sublime (New ...

Author: Katie Pickles

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774851688

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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As both colonizer and colonized (sometimes even simultaneously), women were uniquely positioned at the axis of the colonial encounter � the so-called "contact zone" � between Aboriginals and newcomers. Aboriginal women shaped identities for themselves in both worlds. By recognizing the necessity to "perform," they enchanted and educated white audiences across Canada. On the other side of the coin, newcomers imposed increasing regulation on Aboriginal women's bodies. Contact Zones provides insight into the ubiquity and persistence of colonial discourse. What bodies belonged inside the nation, who were outsiders, and who transgressed the rules � these are the questions at the heart of this provocative book.
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Key Concepts in Geography

Braun's (2002) in treatment of wilderness The Intemperate Rainforest refines and extends Cronon's (1995) original arguments, while Wilson (1992) explores the culture of nature in North America ...

Author: Nicholas Clifford

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd

ISBN: 144624346X

Category: Science

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"This book clearly outlines key concepts that all geographers should readily be able to explain. It does so in a highly accessible way. It is likely to be a text that my students will return to throughout their degree." - Dr Karen Parkhill, Bangor University "The editors have done a fantastic job. This second edition is really accessible to the student and provides the key literature in the key geographical terms of scale, space, time, place and landscape." - Dr Elias Symeonakis, Manchester Metropolitan University "An excellent introductory text for accessible overviews of key concepts across human and physical geography." - Professor Patrick Devine-Wright, Exeter University Including ten new chapters on nature, globalization, development and risk, and a new section on practicing geography, this is a completely revised and updated edition of the best-selling, standard student resource. Key Concepts in Geography explains the key terms - space, time, place, scale, landscape - that define the language of geography. It is unique in the reference literature as it provides in one volume concepts from both human geography and physical geography. Four introductory chapters on different intellectual traditions in geography situate and introduce the entries on the key concepts. Each entry then comprises a short definition, a summary of the principal arguments, a substantive 5,000-word discussion, the use of real-life examples, and annotated notes for further reading. Written in an accessible way by established figures in the discipline, the definitions provide thorough explanations of all the core concepts that undergraduates of geography must understand to complete their degree.
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Food Across Borders

Quijano, “Coloniality and Modernity/Rationality”; Edward Said, Orientalism (New York: Random House, 1978); Bruce Braun, The Intemperate Rainforest: Nature, Culture, and Power on Canada's West Coast (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota ...

Author: Matt Garcia

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813592008

Category: Cooking

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The act of eating defines and redefines borders. What constitutes “American” in our cuisine has always depended on a liberal crossing of borders, from “the line in the sand” that separates Mexico and the United States, to the grassland boundary with Canada, to the imagined divide in our collective minds between “our” food and “their” food. Immigrant workers have introduced new cuisines and ways of cooking that force the nation to question the boundaries between “us” and “them.” The stories told in Food Across Borders highlight the contiguity between the intimate decisions we make as individuals concerning what we eat and the social and geopolitical processes we enact to secure nourishment, territory, and belonging. Published in cooperation with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University..
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The Routledge Handbook of Political Ecology

Bruce Braun's The Intemperate Rainforest is at one and the same time “first world” and post-colonial political ecology. In this book, Braun highlights the power of nature's representation, textual, oral, and visual, as well as the ...

Author: Tom Perreault

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317638711

Category: Nature

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The Routledge Handbook of Political Ecology presents a comprehensive and authoritative examination of the rapidly growing field of political ecology. Located at the intersection of geography, anthropology, sociology, and environmental history, political ecology is one of the most vibrant and conceptually diverse fields of inquiry into nature-society relations within the social sciences. The Handbook serves as an essential guide to this rapidly evolving intellectual landscape. With contributions from over 50 leading authors, the Handbook presents a systematic overview of political ecology’s origins, practices and core concerns, and aims to advance both ongoing and emerging debates. While there are numerous edited volumes, textbooks, and monographs under the heading ‘political ecology,’ these have tended to be relatively narrow in scope, either as collections of empirically based (mostly case study) research on a given theme, or broad overviews of the field aimed at undergraduate audiences. The Routledge Handbook of Political Ecology is the first systematic, comprehensive overview of the field. With authors from North and South America, Europe, Australia and elsewhere, the Handbook of Political Ecology provides a state of the art examination of political ecology; addresses ongoing and emerging debates in this rapidly evolving field; and charts new agendas for research, policy, and activism. The Routledge Handbook of Political Ecology introduces political ecology as an interdisciplinary academic field. By presenting a ‘state of the art’ examination of the field, it will serve as an invaluable resource for students and scholars. It not only critically reviews the key debates in the field, but develops them. The Handbook will serve as an excellent resource for graduate and advanced undergraduate teaching, and is a key reference text for geographers, anthropologists, sociologists, environmental historians, and others working in and around political ecology.
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Handbook of Cities and the Environment

Braun, B. (2002), Intemperate Rainforest: Nature, Culture and Power on Canada's West Coast, Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press. Brisbane City Council (1995a), “Green space strategy,” in Brisbane City ...

Author: Kevin Archer

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781784712266

Category: Political Science

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With an ever-growing majority of the world's human population living in city spaces, the relationship between cities and nature will be one of the key environmental issues of the 21st Century. This book brings together a diverse set of authors to explore the various aspects of this relationship both theoretically and empirically. Rather than considering cities as wholly separate from nature, a running theme throughout the book is that cities, and city dwellers, should be characterized as intrinsic in the creation of specifically urban-generated ‘socio-natures’.
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Environmental History in the Making

The South Moresby controversy (SMC) over ownership, use, and management of the temperate rainforests arose between the Haida ... 1984–1995,” BC Studies III (Autumn 1996): 5–35; Bruce Braun, The Intemperate Rainforest: Nature, Culture, ...

Author: Estelita Vaz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319410852

Category: Science

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This book is the product of the 2nd World Conference on Environmental History, held in Guimarães, Portugal, in 2014. It gathers works by authors from the five continents, addressing concerns raised by past events so as to provide information to help manage the present and the future. It reveals how our cultural background and examples of past territorial intervention can help to combat political and cultural limitations through the common language of environmental benefits without disguising harmful past human interventions. Considering that political ideologies such as socialism and capitalism, as well as religion, fail to offer global paradigms for common ground, an environmentally positive discourse instead of an ecological determinism might serve as an umbrella common language to overcome blocking factors, real or invented, and avoid repeating ecological loss. Therefore, agency, environmental speech and historical research are urgently needed in order to sustain environmental paradigms and overcome political, cultural an economic interests in the public arena. This book intertwines reflections on our bonds with landscapes, processes of natural and scientific transfer across the globe, the changing of ecosystems, the way in which scientific knowledge has historically both accelerated destruction and allowed a better distribution of vital resources or as it, in today’s world, can offer alternatives that avoid harming those same vital natural resources: water, soil and air. In addition, it shows the relevance of cultural factors both in the taming of nature in favor of human comfort and in the role of the environment matters in the forging of cultural identities, which cannot be detached from technical intervention in the world. In short, the book firstly studies the past, approaching it as a data set of how the environment has shaped culture, secondly seeks to understand the present, and thirdly assesses future perspectives: what to keep, what to change, and what to dream anew, considering that conventional solutions have not sufficed to protect life on our planet.
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Discourses of Endangerment

... The Intemperate Rainforest: Nature, Culture, and Power on Canada's West Coast. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Brosius, P. (1997), ' “Endangered forest, endangered people”. Environmentalist Representations of indigenous ...

Author: Alexandre Duchene

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781847063229

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Discourses of Endangerment examines the various dangers that threaten our use of language in today's society. Using case studies that will cover a wide range of languages, it is essential reading for students interested in sociolinguistics and language endangerment.
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Taking Stands

The Intemperate Rainforest : Nature , Culture , and Power on Canada's West Coast . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press . Briassoulis , H. 1989. Theoretical orientations in environmental planning : An inquiry into alternative ...

Author: Maureen Gail Reed

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774810181

Category: Social Science

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Environmental activism in rural places frequently pits residentswhose livelihood depends on resource extraction against those who seekto protect natural spaces and species. While many studies have focusedon women who seek to protect the natural environment, few have exploredthe perspectives of women who seek to maintain resource use. This book goes beyond the dichotomies of "pro" and"anti" environmentalism to tell the stories of these women.Maureen Reed uses participatory action research to explain theexperiences of women who seek to protect forestry as an industry, alivelihood, a community, and a culture. She links their experiences topolicy making by considering the effects of environmental policychanges on the social dynamics of workplaces, households, andcommunities in forestry towns of British Columbia's temperaterainforest. The result is a critical commentary about the socialdimensions of sustainability in rural communities. A powerful and challenging book, Taking Stands provides acrucial understanding of community change in resource-dependentregions, and helps us to better tackle the complexities of gender andactivism as they relate to rural sustainability. Social andenvironmental geographers, feminist scholars, and those engaged inrural studies, environmental sustainability, community planning, andpolicy making will find it invaluable.
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Gardens of Gold

The Intemperate Rainforest: Nature, Culture, and Power on Canada's West Coast. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Brightman, Robert. 1993. Grateful Prey: Rock Cree Human- Animal Relationships. Berkeley: University of California ...

Author: Jamon Alex Halvaksz

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295747613

Category: Technology & Engineering

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Since the start of colonial gold mining in the early 1920s, the Biangai villagers of Elauru and Winima in Papua New Guinea have moved away from planting yams and other subsistence foods to instead cultivating coffee and other cash crops and dishing for tradable flakes of gold. Decades of industrial gold mining, land development, conservation efforts, and biological research have wrought transformations in the landscape and entwined traditional Biangai gardening practices with Western capital, disrupting the relationship between place and person and the social reproduction of a community. Drawing from extensive ethnographic research, Jamon Halvaksz examines the role of place in informing indigenous relationships with conservation and development. How do Biangai make meaning with the physical world? Collapsing Western distinctions between self and an earthly other, Halvaksz shows us it is a sense of place—grounded in productive relationships between nature and culture—that connects Biangai to one another as “placepersons” and enables them to navigate global forces amid changing local and regional economies. Centering local responses along the frontiers of resource extraction, Gardens of Gold contributes to our understanding of how neoliberal economic practices intervene in place-based economies and identities.
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Freedom and Indigenous Constitutionalism

... Defending the Rainforest (Gabriola Island, BC: New Society, 1994). See Friends of Clayoquot Sound, 'About Us,' at http://www.focs. ca/1newsroom/sprnl20031.html (checked 29 June 2005). Bruce Braun, The Intemperate Rainforest: Nature, ...

Author: John Borrows

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442629233

Category: Law

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John Borrows uses Ojibwe law, stories, and principles to suggest alternative ways in which Indigenous peoples can work to enhance freedom.
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Sport and the Environment

The intemperate rainforest: Nature, culture, and power on Canada's west coast. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.Braun's book is a canonical piece in critical studies of environmentalism. Of central relevance for this ...

Author: Brian Wilson

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787690318

Category: Sports & Recreation

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This volume examines sport’s relationship with the environment in the context of the ongoing climate crisis. Contributors examine how sport is implicated in environmentally damaging activities,how decisions are made about how to respond to environmental issues, who benefits most and least from these decisions.
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Un making Environmental Activism

In his seminal book The Intemperate Rainforest: Nature, Culture and Power on Canada's West Coast (2002) Braun aims 'to strive towards a new set of concepts that might inform a radical environmentalism that is attuned... to the relations ...

Author: Doerthe Rosenow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317228844

Category: Science

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Much environmental activism is caught in a logic that plays science against emotion, objective evidence against partisan aims, and human interest against a nature that has intrinsic value. Radical activists, by contrast, play down the role of science in determining environmental politics, but read their solutions to environmental problems off fixed theories of domination and oppression. Both of these approaches are based in a modern epistemology grounded in the fundamental dichotomy between the human and the natural. This binary has historically come about through the colonial oppression of other, non-Western and often non-binary ways of knowing nature and living in the world. There is an urgent need for a different, decolonised environmental activist strategy that moves away from this epistemology, recognises its colonial heritage and finds a different ground for environmental beliefs and politics. This book analyses the arguments and practices of anti-GMO activists at three different sites – the site of science, the site of the Bt cotton controversy in India, and the site of global environmental protest – to show how we can move beyond modern/colonial binaries. It will do so in dialogue with Gilles Deleuze, Bruno Latour, María Lugones, and Gayatri C. Spivak, as well as a broader range of postcolonial and decolonial bodies of thought.
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Literary Land Claims

As Bruce Braun notes in The Intemperate Rainforest: Nature, Culture, and Power on Canada's West Coast, “Nature” has always been a site of tense ideological struggle: It is perhaps First Nations who most directly bear the cost of the ...

Author: Margery Fee

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9781771121002

Category: Literary Criticism

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Literature not only represents Canada as “our home and native land” but has been used as evidence of the civilization needed to claim and rule that land. Indigenous people have long been represented as roaming “savages” without land title and without literature. Literary Land Claims: From Pontiac’s War to Attawapiskat analyzes works produced between 1832 and the late 1970s by writers who resisted these dominant notions. Margery Fee examines John Richardson’s novels about Pontiac’s War and the War of 1812 that document the breaking of British promises to Indigenous nations. She provides a close reading of Louis Riel’s addresses to the court at the end of his trial in 1885, showing that his vision for sharing the land derives from the Indigenous value of respect. Fee argues that both Grey Owl and E. Pauline Johnson’s visions are obscured by challenges to their authenticity. Finally, she shows how storyteller Harry Robinson uses a contemporary Okanagan framework to explain how white refusal to share the land meant that Coyote himself had to make a deal with the King of England. Fee concludes that despite support in social media for Theresa Spence’s hunger strike, Idle No More, and the Indian Residential School Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the story about “savage Indians” and “civilized Canadians” and the latter group’s superior claim to “develop” the lands and resources of Canada still circulates widely. If the land is to be respected and shared as it should be, literary studies needs a new critical narrative, one that engages with the ideas of Indigenous writers and intellectuals.
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Routledge International Handbook of Social and Environmental Change

3 Temperate rainforest was defined as 'areas between 32 and 60 degrees latitude, with the presence of vegetation (if not currently then ... Braun, B. (2002) The Intemperate Rainforest: Nature, Culture, and Power on Canada's West Coast.

Author: Stewart Lockie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136707995

Category: Science

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The Routledge International Handbook of Social and Environmental Change explores the causes, contradictions and consequences of global social-ecological change, along with the uncertainties and governance dilemmas these create. Case studies are drawn from a variety of sectors across the developed and developing worlds to illustrate the inter-connectedness of ecosystem health, natural resource condition, livelihood security, social justice and development.
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A Future for Amazonia

The Intemperate Rainforest. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. bremmer, ian 2006. ... “Green Dots, Pink Hearts: Displacing Politics from the Malaysian Rainforest.” American Anthropologist 101(1):36–57. brown, michael f. 1991.

Author: Michael Cepek

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292745728

Category: Social Science

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Blending ethnography with a fascinating personal story, A Future for Amazonia is an account of a political movement that arose in the early 1990s in response to decades of attacks on the lands and peoples of eastern Ecuador, one of the world's most culturally and biologically diverse places. After generations of ruin at the hands of colonizing farmers, transnational oil companies, and Colombian armed factions, the indigenous Cofán people and their rain forest territory faced imminent jeopardy. In a surprising turn of events, the Cofán chose Randy Borman, a man of Euro-American descent, to lead their efforts to overcome the crisis that confronted them. Drawing on three years of ethnographic research, A Future for Amazonia begins by tracing the contours of Cofán society and Borman's place within it. Borman, a blue-eyed, white-skinned child of North American missionary-linguists, was raised in a Cofán community and gradually came to share the identity of his adoptive nation. He became a global media phenomenon and forged creative partnerships between Cofán communities, conservationist organizations, Western scientists, and the Ecuadorian state. The result was a collective mobilization that transformed the Cofán nation in unprecedented ways, providing them with political power, scientific expertise, and a new role as ambitious caretakers of more than one million acres of forest. Challenging simplistic notions of identity, indigeneity, and inevitable ecological destruction, A Future for Amazonia charts an inspiring course for environmental politics in the twenty-first century.
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The Handbook of Sociocultural Anthropology

Evolution and Human Behavior, 21(6): 390–410. Brandt, D. 2002. Tangled Routes. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield. Braun, B. 2002. The Intemperate Rainforest. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Brewis, A. and M. Gartin. 2006.

Author: James G. Carrier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000181494

Category: Social Science

Page: 656

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he Handbook of Sociocultural Anthropology presents a state of the art overview of the subject - its methodologies, current debates, history and future. It will provide the ultimate source of authoritative, critical descriptions of all the key aspects of the discipline as well as a consideration of the general state of the discipline at a time when there is notable uncertainty about its foundations, composition and direction. Divided into five core sections, the Handbook: examines the changing theoretical and analytical orientations that have led to new ways of carrying out research; presents an analysis of the traditional historical core and how the discipline has changed since 1980; considers the ethnographic regions where work has had the greatest impact on anthropology as a whole; outlines the people and institutions that are the context in which the discipline operates, covering topics from research funding to professional ethics.Bringing together leading international scholars, the Handbook provides a guide to the latest research in social and cultural anthropology. Presenting a systematic overview - and offering a wide range of examples, insights and analysis - it will be an invaluable resource for researchers and students in anthropology as well as cultural and social geography, cultural studies and sociology.
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Conservation Is Our Government Now

The intemperate rainforest: Nature, culture, and power on Canada's west coast. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Brechin, Steven R., Peter R. Wilshusen, Crystal L. Fortwangler, and Patrick C. West. 2002.

Author: Paige West

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822388067

Category: Business & Economics

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A significant contribution to political ecology, Conservation Is Our Government Now is an ethnographic examination of the history and social effects of conservation and development efforts in Papua New Guinea. Drawing on extensive fieldwork conducted over a period of seven years, Paige West focuses on the Crater Mountain Wildlife Management Area, the site of a biodiversity conservation project implemented between 1994 and 1999. She describes the interactions between those who ran the program—mostly ngo workers—and the Gimi people who live in the forests surrounding Crater Mountain. West shows that throughout the project there was a profound disconnect between the goals of the two groups. The ngo workers thought that they would encourage conservation and cultivate development by teaching Gimi to value biodiversity as an economic resource. The villagers expected that in exchange for the land, labor, food, and friendship they offered the conservation workers, they would receive benefits, such as medicine and technology. In the end, the divergent nature of each group’s expectations led to disappointment for both. West reveals how every aspect of the Crater Mountain Wildlife Management Area—including ideas of space, place, environment, and society—was socially produced, created by changing configurations of ideas, actions, and material relations not only in Papua New Guinea but also in other locations around the world. Complicating many of the assumptions about nature, culture, and development underlying contemporary conservation efforts, Conservation Is Our Government Now demonstrates the unique capacity of ethnography to illuminate the relationship between the global and the local, between transnational processes and individual lives.
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