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Ethnographies of Conservation: Environmentalism and the Distribution of Privilege

Edited By: David G Anderson, Eeva Berglund, David G Anderson and Eeva K Berglund

272 pages, 4 maps

Berghahn Books Ltd

Paperback | Dec 2004 | #175152 | ISBN: 1571816968
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This collection undertakes the study of ecopolitical movements across the world from a critical standpoint. Through its use of terms like 'primitiveness' and 'pristine nature', conservation ideology perpetuates a patronising approach towards indigenous peoples alongside the unequal distribution of power and wealth. This careful, anthropological argument should lead us to question our assumptions about environmental protection.


Eeva Berglund (Goldsmiths) and David G. Anderson (Aberdeen) Cristina Adams (Sao Paulo) Anja Nygren (Helsinki) Introduction: Towards an ethnography of ecological undeprivilege Pitfalls of Synchronicity: A case study of the Caicaras in the Atlantic Rainforest of South-eastern Brazil Nature as contested terrain: Conflicts over wilderness protection and local livelihoods in Rio San Juan, Nicaragua Nicola Frost (Goldsmiths) and Rachel Wrangham (LSE) Sian Sullivan (SOAS) Dawn Chatty (Oxford) Bornali Halder (Oxford) David M. Ellis (Kent) Luna Rolle (Paris) David G. Anderson (Aberdeen) Stephen Nugent (Goldsmiths) The Environment at the Periphery: Conflicting discourses on the forest in Tanimbar, Eastern Indonesia Protest, Conflict and Litigation: Dissent or libel in resistance to a conservancy in North-West Namibia Environmentalism in the Syrian Badia: The assumptions of degradation, protection and Bedouin misuse 'Ecocide and Genocide': Explorations of environmental justice in Lakota Sioux country Promoting consumption in the rainforest: Global conservation in Papua New Guinea 'We still are Soviet People': Youth ecological culture in the Republic of Tatarstan and the legacy of the Soviet Union' The ecology of markets in Siberia - Dario Novellino, Contrasting landscapes, conflicting ontologies: Assessing environmental conservation on Palawan Island (The Philippines) Ecologism as an Idiom in Amazonian anthropology

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David G. Anderson is a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen. He has previously written Identity and Ecology in Arctic Siberia (OUP, 2000). Eeva Berglund is a Lecturer in Anthropology at Goldsmiths' College, University of London. She has written previously on the anthropology and history of environmental politics, including Knowing Nature, Knowing Science (White Horse Press, 1998).

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