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Rich Forests, Poor People: Resource Control and Resistance in Java

By: Nancy Lee Peluso

320 pages, 19 b/w illus, 6 figs, 13 tabs, 2 maps

University of California Press

Paperback | Sep 1994 | #35285 | ISBN: 0520089316
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Hardback | Dec 1992 | #16542 | ISBN: 0520073770
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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


Acknowledgments Part I. INTRODUCTION 1. Structures of Access Control, Repetoires of Resistance Part II. TRADITIONS OF FOREST CONTROL IN JAVA 2. Gaining Access to People and Trees 3. The Emergence of "Scientific" Forestry in Colonial Java Part III. STATE FORESTS AND CHANGES IN STATE 4. Organized Forest Violence, Reorganized Forest Access, 1942-1966 5. State Power to Persist: Contemporary Forms of Forest Access Control Part IV. PEASANT POWER TO RESIST 6. A Forest without Trees 7. Teak and Temptation on the Extreme Periphery: Cultural Perspectives on Forest Crime Part V. CONCLUSION 8. Toward Integrated Social Forestry

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Nancy Lee Peluso is Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley.

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