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Palm Oil as a Case Study of Distal Land Connections

Birka Wicke

in Rethinking Global Land Use in an Urban Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262026901
eISBN:
9780262322126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026901.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Palm oil production is often associated with negative environmental and social impacts related to land-use change (LUC) particularly deforestation of tropical rainforest. Most consumers are located ... More


Oil Palm Production and Supply Chains

Derek Byerlee, Walter P. Falcon, and Rosamond L. Naylor

in The Tropical Oil Crop Revolution: Food, Feed, Fuel, and Forests

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190222987
eISBN:
9780190223014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190222987.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

An introduction to oil palm and its uses is provided, beginning with its origins in Africa and its transformation in Southeast Asia into one of the world’s most important crops. Major production and ... More


The Tropical Challenge: Saving Asia’s Lungs

Mark L. Clifford

in The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166089
eISBN:
9780231539203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166089.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines how the food industry meets the challenge of deforestation. Forests are not only important in moderating the pace of climate change; they are also the home to many of the ... More


The Many Dimensions of the Tropical Oil Crop Revolution

Derek Byerlee, Walter P. Falcon, and Rosamond L. Naylor

in The Tropical Oil Crop Revolution: Food, Feed, Fuel, and Forests

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190222987
eISBN:
9780190223014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190222987.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Evidence is provided to demonstrated that the tropical oil crops sector has been the most dynamic sector in world agriculture and trade since 1990. Similar to the earlier green revolution, the oil ... More


Mindbombing the Wealthy

Peter Dauvergne

in Environmentalism of the Rich

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034951
eISBN:
9780262336222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034951.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Despite the dangers and risks, as this chapter demonstrates some international NGOs are continuing to challenge oil, mining, and timber companies with confrontational, direct-action campaigns. ... More


Predatory Peace: Dispossession at Aceh’s Oil Palm Frontier

Christian Lund

in Nine-Tenths of the Law: Enduring Dispossession in Indonesia

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300251074
eISBN:
9780300255560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300251074.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter describes the specific configuration of the political and agrarian structure in Aceh during the civil war and after. It presents two analysis. The first is an analysis of the general ... More


Ayrson Heráclito

Kimberly L. Cleveland

in Black Art in Brazil: Expressions of Identity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044767
eISBN:
9780813046457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044767.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Ayrson Heráclito is a university-trained, multimedia artist from Bahia. This chapter uses several examples of his installations and performances to demonstrate how Heráclito draws from many of the ... More


The Tropical Oil Crop Revolution: Food, Feed, Fuel, and Forests

Derek Byerlee, Walter P. Falcon, and Rosamond L. Naylor

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190222987
eISBN:
9780190223014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190222987.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book provides a broad synthesis of the major supply and demand drivers of the rapid expansion of oil crops in the tropics; its economic, social, and environmental impacts; and the future outlook ... More


Tamils and the Haunting of Justice: History and Recognition in Malaysia's Plantations

Andrew C. Willford

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824838942
eISBN:
9780824869649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838942.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In 2006, dejected members of the Bukit Jalil Estate community faced eviction from their homes in Kuala Lumpur where they had lived for generations. City officials classified plantation residents as ... More


The Long Goodbye

Finn Fuglestad

in Slave Traders by Invitation: West Africa's Slave Coast in the Precolonial Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190876104
eISBN:
9780190943110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876104.003.0019
Subject:
History, African History

The ruler of Dahomey from 1797 (up until possibly 1818) was Adandozan. But his reign has been erased from oral memory and the local tradition. Why this is so, constitutes another mystery in Dahomean ... More


Maritime Families

Dawn Littler (ed.)

in Guide to the Records of Merseyside Maritime Museum, Volume 2

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128879
eISBN:
9781786944771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128879.003.0006
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter contains a detailed record of seven Liverpool-based families and their involvement in the city’s historical maritime economy. The report focuses on the social and economic lives of the ... More


Archaeology and Environmental Anthropology: Collaborations in Historical and Political Ecology

James Fairhead

in Humans and the Environment: New Archaeological Perspectives for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199590292
eISBN:
9780191917998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199590292.003.0027
Subject:
Archaeology, Environmental Archaeology

This chapter examines the importance of integrating archaeological perspectives within contemporary environmental anthropology. It does this through exposing key questions raised by environmental ... More


Coral Reefs of Southeast Asia: Controls, Patterns, and Human Impacts

T. Spencer and M. D. Spalding

in The Physical Geography of Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199248025
eISBN:
9780191917530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199248025.003.0036
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

The intricate coastline of Southeast Asia, and its many islands and island groups—Indonesia alone has over 17 500 islands—contains 32 per cent (91 700 km2) of the world’s shallow coral reefs ... More


Transatlantic Slavery and Slave Trading

Dawn Littler (ed.)

in Guide to the Records of Merseyside Maritime Museum, Volume 2

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128879
eISBN:
9781786944771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128879.003.0002
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter presents the involvement of Liverpool in the slave trade. As the European port most involved in slaving during the eighteenth century, much of Liverpool’s prosperity was due to the ... More


Accelerated Erosion and Sedimentation in Southeast Asia

Avijit Gupta

in The Physical Geography of Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199248025
eISBN:
9780191917530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199248025.003.0026
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

Periodic attempts to plot global distribution of erosion and sedimentation usually attribute most of Southeast Asia with a very high sediment yield (Milliman and Meade 1983). The erosion rates and ... More


Urban Pollution in Southeast Asia

Sham Sani

in The Physical Geography of Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199248025
eISBN:
9780191917530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199248025.003.0034
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

This chapter looks specifically at the pressures imposed by urbanization on the physical environment in Southeast Asia, leading to its degradation and a decline in the quality of life. This is ... More


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