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The Imperial Environmentalist

S. RAVI RAJAN

in Modernizing Nature: Forestry and Imperial Eco-Development 1800-1950

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199277964
eISBN:
9780191707827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277964.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explores the forest management agendas and environmentalist ideologies of colonial forestry as expressed at the Empire Forestry Conferences during the first half of the 20th century. In ... More


Erasing the Swiddens: Shifting Cultivation, Land and Forest Rights in Odisha

Kundan Kumar

in Democratizing Forest Governance in India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198099123
eISBN:
9780199083077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099123.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter examines shifting cultivation in Odisha from the perspective of land and forest rights of tribal communities. It describes the complex processes of Survey and Settlement and creation of ... More


Shifting Cultivation, Slavery, and Economic Development

John Majewski

in Modernizing a Slave Economy: The Economic Vision of the Confederate Nation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832516
eISBN:
9781469603278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882375_majewski.5
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter documents the environmental constraints that led planters and farmers to adopt shifting cultivation. Most southern soils were highly acidic and lacked key nutrients, which made it ... More


The Forest Rights Act, Northeast India, and Shifting Cultivators: A Commentary

Dhrupad Choudhury

in Democratizing Forest Governance in India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198099123
eISBN:
9780199083077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099123.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This commentary on the FRA highlights the limits of a national-level legislation when applied to a regional context that is significantly different than much of the rest of the country. More ... More


Forest Regeneration following Agricultural Land Uses

Robin L. Chazdon

in Second Growth: The Promise of Tropical Forest Regeneration in an Age of Deforestation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226117911
eISBN:
9780226118109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226118109.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter focuses on successional pathways in the aftermath of different types of human disturbances, with an emphasis on agricultural land use. The intensity, extent, severity, and duration of ... More


The Archaeological Record: Field Explorations at Garbhanga Reserve Forest

Manjil Hazarika

in Prehistory and Archaeology of Northeast India: Multidisciplinary Investigation in an Archaeological Terra Incognita

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199474660
eISBN:
9780199089093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474660.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology, Social History

This chapter elaborates the data and results of the explorations conducted in the Garbhanga Reserve Forest. The area has been intensively surveyed for the location of potential archaeological sites ... More


Forests, Ecology, and Power in the Tropical Colonies

Corey Ross

in Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire: Europe and the Transformation of the Tropical World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199590414
eISBN:
9780191829901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590414.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Social History

Much of the tropical territory that came under European control in the late nineteenth century was wooded, and throughout the colonial era, forests were a focal point of attempts to control conquered ... More


Cultivating the Colonies: Agriculture, Development, and Environment

Corey Ross

in Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire: Europe and the Transformation of the Tropical World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199590414
eISBN:
9780191829901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590414.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Social History

One of the central aims of colonial rule was the ‘development’ of Europe’s overseas territories. The key focal point was agriculture, which was the fundamental basis of most tropical economies. Yet ... More


Perceptions of Tropical Forests and Natural Regeneration

Robin L. Chazdon

in Second Growth: The Promise of Tropical Forest Regeneration in an Age of Deforestation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226117911
eISBN:
9780226118109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226118109.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This introductory chapter describes tropical forests as dynamic and resilient systems. Indigenous practitioners of shifting cultivation in tropical forests understood the forest regeneration cycle. ... More


Environment and social history: Kalahandi, c.1800–1950

Biswamoy Pati

in South Asia from the margins: Echoes of Orissa, 1800-2000

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086588
eISBN:
9781781704646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086588.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines the process of Kalahandi's (a princely state) colonisation. It unravels the manner in which the colonial terror strikes disrupted the life of the tribals and outcastes. It ... More


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