By: Nancy Lee Peluso
320 pages, 19 b/w illus, 6 figs, 13 tabs, 2 maps
Because their legal access and customary rights to the forest have been severely limited, the peasants have been pushed toward illegal use of forest resources. As a result a complex political situation has developed in Java over three hundred years.
`Rich Forests, Poor People combines the intimacy of field-based microstudies of central Javanese villages with a historical narrative that has much to tell us about the institutional roots of the modern Indonesian states.' Journal of Asian Studies
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