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* False Forest History, Complicit Social Analysis: Rethinking Some West African Environmental Narratives

James Fairhead and Melissa Leach

in The Social Lives of Forests: Past, Present, and Future of Woodland Resurgence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226322667
eISBN:
9780226024134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226024134.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter, first printed in 1995, explores rapid deforestation in Guinea, West Africa, where policy has been guided by a narrative concerning population growth and the breakdown of past authority ... More


* From Fragmentation to Forest Resurgence: Paradigms, Representations, and Practices

Susanna B. Hecht, Kathleen D. Morrison, and Christine Padoch

in The Social Lives of Forests: Past, Present, and Future of Woodland Resurgence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226322667
eISBN:
9780226024134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226024134.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter introduces the organizing principle of both the volume and the conference that gave rise to it—an argument that counters the “apocalyptic vision” that monopolizes both the popular and ... More


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