All Shops

Go to British Wildlife

6 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £25 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Environmental & Social Studies  Economics, Politics & Policy  Sustainable Development: General

Agrarian Environments:Resources, Representations, and Rule in India

Edited By: Arun Agrawal and K Sivaramakrishnan
336 pages, 8 tables
Agrarian Environments:Resources, Representations, and Rule in India
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • Agrarian Environments:Resources, Representations, and Rule in India ISBN: 9780822325741 Paperback Jan 2001 Usually dispatched within 5 days
    £16.99
    #111519
  • Agrarian Environments:Resources, Representations, and Rule in India ISBN: 9780822325550 Hardback Jan 2001 Usually dispatched within 5 days
    £81.99
    #111520
Selected version: £16.99
About this book Contents Customer reviews Related titles

About this book

Agrarian Environments questions the dichotomies that have structured earlier analyses of environmental processes in India and offers a new way of looking at the relationship between agrarian transformation and environmental change. The contributors claim that attempts to explain environmental conflicts in terms of the local versus the global, indigenous versus outsiders, women versus men, or the community versus the market or state obscure vital dynamics of mobilisation and organisation that critically influence thought and policy. Editors Arun Agrawal and K. Sivaramakrishnan claim that rural social change in India cannot be understood without exploring how environmental changes articulate major aspects of agrarian transformations - technological, cultural, and political - in the last two centuries. In order to examine these issues, they have reached beyond the confines of single disciplinary allegiances or methodological loyalties to bring together anthropologists, historians, political scientists, geographers, and environmental scientists who are significantly informed by interdisciplinary research. Drawing on extensive field and archival research, the contributors demonstrate the powerful political implications of blurring the boundaries between dichotomous cultural representations, combine conceptual analyses with specific case studies, and look at why competing powers chose to emphasise particular representations of land use or social relations. By providing a more textured analysis of how categories emerge and change, this work offers the possibility of creating crucial alliances across populations that have historically been assumed to lack mutual goals. "Agrarian Environments" will be valuable to those in political science, Asian studies, and environmental studies.

Contents

Contributors: Mark Baker Molly Chattopadhyaya, Indian Statistical Institute Vinay Gidwani, University of Minnesota Sumit Guha Shubhra Gururani, York University, Ontario Cecile Jackson, University of East Anglia David Ludden, University of Pennsylvania Haripriya Rangan, Monash University Paul Robbins, Ohio State University Vasant Saberwal James C. Scott, Yale University Ajay Skaria, College of Liberal Arts, Minneapolis Jennifer Springer, World Wildlife Fund Darren Zook

Customer Reviews

Edited By: Arun Agrawal and K Sivaramakrishnan
336 pages, 8 tables
Media reviews
This volume brings a remarkable maturity of vision to the study of the environmental history and politics of India. Departing from the tired nature/culture dichotomy, it offers a fresh approach that situates the environment, agriculture, and politics within a single field. With a deft combination of rich empirical material and conceptual sophistication, the contributors treat nature, climate, forests, pasture, irrigation, cultivation, political movements and state policies as aspects of a single reality, and show that their separation is not just a scholarly misconception but an artifice of colonial and postcolonial history. Our understanding of the politics of Indian environment and the academic field of environmental studies will never be the same after Agrarian Environments. - Gyan Prakash, Princeton University " Agrarian Environments is a volume of historically and empirically informed essays that represents a new generation of scholarship that promises to reshape the fields of agrarian and environmental studies. By confronting some of the received wisdoms that have separated the study of agriculture from that of the environment, this book opens up a whole range of new and refreshing questions that will be of relevance to scholars and policy makers in all parts of the world." - Akhil Gupta, author of Postcolonial Developments: Agriculture in the Making of Modern India
Current promotions
Best of Winter 2018Handbook of the Bees of the British Isles (2-Volume Set)Order your free copy of our 2018 equipment catalogueBritish Wildlife