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Ashley Carse

in Beyond the Big Ditch: Politics, Ecology, and Infrastructure at the Panama Canal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028110
eISBN:
9780262320467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028110.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter, set in a rural community called Boquerónnear the Panama Canal, introduces two competing ways of conceptualizing and managing rural landscapesin Panama’s transit zone: farm and forest. ... More


Pioneering Gardens Men's Labor

Paul Sillitoe

in From Land to Mouth: The Agricultural "Economy" of the Wola of the New Guinea Highlands

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300142266
eISBN:
9780300162950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300142266.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter is concerned with labor in the communities of the Was Valley, starting with the idea that time is a scarce resource even in the confines of these communities. This idea, in turn, gives ... More


Concealing forest decline

Sarinda Singh

in Natural Potency and Political Power: Forests and State Authority in Contemporary Laos

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835712
eISBN:
9780824871765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835712.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines some of the practices that attempt to deflect attention away from the Lao state's poor performance in managing the nation's forests. In particular, it considers three ways by ... More


* The Production of Forests: Tree Cover Transitions in Northern Thailand, Northern Laos, and Southern China

Jefferson Fox

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/9780226024134.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

In the former opium-growing region of the Golden Triangle a road inaugurated in April 2008 that cuts directly through the formerly isolated high mountain areas of the region is bound to change the ... 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


Compensation and Economic Incentives: Reducing Pressure on Protected Areas

Paul J. Ferraro and Randall A. Kramer

in Last Stand: Protected Areas and the Defense of Tropical Biodiversity

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195095548
eISBN:
9780197560808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195095548.003.0013
Subject:
Environmental Science, Conservation of the Environment

Although the global social benefits of establishing protected areas in tropical rain forests may outweigh the total costs, the local private costs of restricting access to an important resource may ... More


Enclosing Land: The Making of the Colonial State in the Hills

Bhangya Bhukya

in The Roots of the Periphery: A History of the Gonds of Deccan India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199468089
eISBN:
9780199087440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199468089.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

This chapter is an attempt to explore the history of land enclosure under British rule in India which was crucial in colonial state-making in the forests and hills. The colonial state established its ... More


Conclusion: Toward Social Justice and Enduring Nature Conservation

Prakash Kashwan

in Democracy in the Woods: Environmental Conservation and Social Justice in India, Tanzania, and Mexico

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190637385
eISBN:
9780190637415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190637385.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Environmental Politics

This concluding chapter summarizes the findings reported in Democracy in the Woods and offers theoretical insights and critical reflections about political mediation of the equally valued goals of ... More


Opium and the People of Laos

Joseph Westermeyer

in Dangerous Harvest: Drug Plants and the Transformation of Indigenous Landscapes

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195143201
eISBN:
9780197561805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195143201.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

This chapter reflects several different studies conducted over 3 decades. The work in Laos was conducted over a single decade, 1965–1975. These studies began with data collection on opium ... More


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