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In Search of the Rainforest

By: Candace Slater

320 pages, 20 b/w photos, 8 maps

Duke University Press

Paperback | Apr 2004 | #144599 | ISBN: 0822332183
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Hardback | Apr 2004 | #144600 | ISBN: 0822332051
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About this book

Collection of essays offering important new reflections on the multiple images of and rhetoric surrounding the rain forest. Contributors provide case studies from Latin America, Asia, and Africa. They point the way toward a search for a rain forest that is both a natural entity and a social history, an inhabited place and a shifting set of ideas.

At this stage, anyone concerned with forest management would do well to read this book-it is an excellent demonstration of the value of a consciously-managed process of interdisciplinary dialogue.--Elery Hamilton-Smith, Electronic Green Journal


Contents

Mapping out the quest In search of the rain forest Candace Slater Rain forest icons Fire in El Dorado, or images of tropical nature and their practical effects Candace Slater; Subterranean techniques: Corporate environmentalism,oiloperations and social injustice in the Ecuadorian rain forest Suzana Sawyer; The voice of Ix Chel: Fashioning Maya tradition in the Belizean rain forest Alex Greene Rain forest and jungle In search of the Maya forest Scott Fedick Spectacle of wildness Bio-ironies in the fractured forest: India's tiger reserves Paul Greenough; Weapons of the wild: Strategic uses of violence and wildness in the rain forests of Indonesian Borneo Nancy Peluso; The viral forest in motion: Ebola, African forests and the new cartographies of environmental danger Charles Zerner Afterword The ongoing search Candace Slater

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