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Environmental Movements in Asia

Environmental Movements in Asia Author Arne Kalland
ISBN-10 9781136798207
Release 2013-10-31
Pages 297
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This volume paints a general picture of the environmental situation in Asia, backing it up with several case studies. Two major points are made in this general picture. The first is that environmental campaigns in Asia tend to have a local focus; they react to very concrete problems in the immediate neighbourhood and as such usually people are engaged in a cause for practical rather than idealistic reasons. Such can be seen in case studies from the volume dealing with campaigns against logging and tree plantations, tourist facilities and factories and in support or defence of nature reserves. This pattern is in marked contrast to the profile of the most successful Western movements (in terms of fund-raising at least) for whom the focus is on perceived problems in distant parts of the world. The second point is evidence in several of the case studies in the volume, namely that environmental campaigns cannot be understood in terms of environmental issues alone. Rather, they should be regarded as a form of cultural critique and frequently are a form of political resistance in situations where open political action is too risky.

State Society and the Environment in South Asia

State  Society and the Environment in South Asia Author Stig Toft Madsen
ISBN-10 9781136797859
Release 2013-12-16
Pages 352
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Contemporary thinking favours local participation and local stake-holding under a decentralized, democratic framework as the just and efficient solution to contemporary South Asian environmental dilemmas and crises. In a series of case studies and more extensive audits, a group of mainly Nordic and American authors seek to substantiate, qualify or criticize this formula. Covering both urban and rural environments, the hills and the plains, the book provides insights into the actual management and mismanagement of resources in India and Pakistan. Contents Income Distribution and Environmental Degradation; The State and Local Management in Colonial Irrigation; Oral Histories of Environmental Change in Rajasthan; The Van Gujjars and the Rajaji National Park; Implementing International Regimes in India; Forest Contractors as Intermediaries in Pakistan's Forestry; Tragedy of Collective Action among farmers in South India; International production of Pesticides; Voluntary Organisations in Environmental Service Provision; The Use of Metaphor in Himalayan Resource Management.

Man and Nature

Man and Nature Author George Perkins Marsh
ISBN-10 OXFORD:590656278
Release 1864
Pages 560
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Man and Nature has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Man and Nature also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Man and Nature book for free.

Food Nature and Society

Food  Nature and Society Author Michel Blanc
ISBN-10 9781351748094
Release 2017-07-28
Pages 384
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This title was first published in 2001. Focusing on the distinctive ways in which rural social, economic and political life is experienced in developed societies in late modernity, this striking volume draws on empirical material from a wide range of countries within and outside the EU. It also incorporates comparative case studies from South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Co management of Natural Resources in Asia

Co management of Natural Resources in Asia Author Gerard Persoon
ISBN-10 8791114136
Release 2003-01
Pages 303
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"Co-management, that is the sharing of responsibilities between governmental institutions and groups of resource users, is rapidly becoming popular in Asia. In many countries environmental management is reformulated from exclusive state control to various kinds of joint management in which local communities, indigenous peoples and non-governmental organisations share authority and benefits with governmental institutions." "In this book, case studies of experiments with co-management in a number of countries are combined with more reflective contributions pointing to underlying assumptions and problems in the actual implementation of co-management."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Fengshui in China

Fengshui in China Author Ole Bruun
ISBN-10 8791114799
Release 2003
Pages 305
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Focusing on fengshui's significance in China, this book depicts the history of its reinterpretation in the West. It includes a historical account of fengshui over the last 150 years with anthropological fieldwork on contemporary practices in two Chinese rural areas. It is suitable for academic researchers and post-graduate students.

Energy Governance and Security in Thailand and Myanmar Burma

Energy  Governance and Security in Thailand and Myanmar  Burma Author Adam Simpson
ISBN-10 9781317143581
Release 2016-04-29
Pages 278
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Across the world states are seeking out new and secure supplies of energy but this search is manifesting itself most visibly in Asia where rapid industrialisation in states such as China and India is fomenting a frantic scramble for energy resources. Due to entrenched societal inequities and widespread authoritarian governance, however, the pursuit of national energy security through transnational energy projects has resulted in devastating impacts on the human and environmental security of local populations. These effects are particularly evident in both Thailand and Myanmar (Burma), which, located at the crossroads of Asia, are increasingly engaged in the cross-border energy trade. Based on extensive fieldwork and theoretical analysis this ground-breaking book proposes a new critical approach to energy and environmental security and explores the important role that both local and transnational environmental movements are playing, in the absence of effective and democratic governments, in providing ’activist environmental governance’ for energy projects throughout the region. By comparing the nature of this activism under two very different political regimes it delivers crucial theoretical insights with both academic and policy implications for the sustainable and equitable development of the South’s natural resources.

Framing Indonesian Realities

Framing Indonesian Realities Author P. Nas
ISBN-10 UOM:39015059169402
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 420
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Ritual language, wild and domestic animals, and objects of material culture like houses, palaces, and works of art, are often loaded with symbolic meaning. ‘Reading the landscape’, or giving meaning to the natural environment, is a cultural act as well, and one must discover what mountains, coastlines, and islands mean to different groups of people. In this book, written on the occasion of Professor Reimar Schefold’s retirement from the Department of Cultural Anthropology at Leiden University, colleagues and former students from the Netherlands and abroad demonstrate the variety and wealth of the field of symbolic anthropology. The regional focus of the book is Indonesia. The studies presented range from small island communities in western, northern, and eastern Indonesia to urban settlements in Java and Sumatra. All the contributions are in one way or another related to Reimar Schefold’s work over the past thirty-five years, work that includes extensive studies on material culture, rituals, and the use of symbols in the expression of ethnicity among the various cultural groups of Indonesia.

Nature and Nation

Nature and Nation Author J. Kathirithamby-Wells
ISBN-10 0824828631
Release 2005
Pages 487
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Nature and Nation explores the relations between people and forests in Peninsular Malaysia where the planet's richest terrestrial eco-system met head-on with the fastest pace of economic transformation experienced in the tropical world. It engages the interplay of history, culture, science, economics and politics to provide a holistic interpretation of the continuing relevance of forests to state and society in the moist tropics. Malaysia has long been singled out for emulation by developing nations, an accolade contradicted in recent years by concerns over its capital-, rather than poverty-driven forest depletion. The Malaysian case supports the call for re-appraisal of entrenched prescriptions for development that go beyond material needs. -- Book cover.

The Social Dynamics of Deforestation in the Philippines

The Social Dynamics of Deforestation in the Philippines Author Gerhard van den Top
ISBN-10 8791114144
Release 2003-01
Pages 389
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This work offers a detailed case study on the dynamics of forest use, degradation, and loss in Northeast Luzon, Philippines. Following an interdisciplinary approach, the study charts the degradation and loss of forest in this area between 1950 and 1990, as it relates to the social and political context of logging, forest migration, and changes in upland agriculture. Based on ten years of research, the author introduces us to the actions, livelihood options, and motives of all the principal group of actors.

Jangan Lupa

Jangan Lupa Author Harald Beyer Broch
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106017276616
Release 2002
Pages 253
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European Newsletter of Southeast Asian Studies

European Newsletter of Southeast Asian Studies Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066173173
Release 1998
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European Newsletter of Southeast Asian Studies has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from European Newsletter of Southeast Asian Studies also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full European Newsletter of Southeast Asian Studies book for free.

Bijdragen tot de taal land en volkenkunde van Nederlandsch Indi

Bijdragen tot de taal   land  en volkenkunde van Nederlandsch Indi  Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015072493797
Release 2000
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"Literatur-overzicht" issued with v. 95.

Routledge Handbook of the Environment in Southeast Asia

Routledge Handbook of the Environment in Southeast Asia Author Philip Hirsch
ISBN-10 9781315474878
Release 2016-09-13
Pages 540
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The environment is one of the defining issues of our times, and it is closely linked to questions and dilemmas surrounding economic development. Southeast Asia is one of the world’s most economically and demographically dynamic regions, and it is also one in which a host of environmental issues raise themselves. The Routledge Handbook of the Environment in Southeast Asia is a collection of 30 chapters dealing with the most significant scholarly debates in this rapidly growing field of study. Structured in four main parts, it gives a comprehensive regional overview of, and insight into, the environment in Southeast Asia. Wide-ranging and balanced, this handbook promotes scholarly understanding of how environmental issues are dealt with from diverse theoretical perspectives. It offers a detailed empirical understanding of the myriad environmental problems and challenges faced in Southeast Asia. This is the first publication of its kind in this field; a helpful companion for a global audience and for scholars of Southeast Asian studies from a variety of disciplines.

Nature Environment and Culture in East Asia

Nature  Environment and Culture in East Asia Author
ISBN-10 9789004253049
Release 2013-07-09
Pages 468
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Nature, Environment and Culture in East Asia. The Challenge of Climate Change explores East Asian cultural variations in approaching and solving environmental challenges in the past, present, and future—important perspectives from cultural studies to the current global environmental and climate crisis.

The Sociology of Southeast Asia

The Sociology of Southeast Asia Author Victor T. King
ISBN-10 9788791114601
Release 2008
Pages 334
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One of the main problems faced by teachers and students who have a scholarly interest in Southeast Asia is the lack of general, user-friendly texts in the social sciences. The absence of an introduction to the sociology of Southeast Asia is especially unfortunate. This volume attempts to meet these needs. This is, then, the first sole-authored introductory sociology text on Southeast Asia that focuses on change and development in the region, provides an overview of the important sociological and political economy writings, and considers the key concepts and themes in the field since 1945. Some multiauthored works do exist but these either are outdated or focus on specialized topics. Aimed primarily at undergraduates up to the final year, it will also be a useful reference work for post-graduates and researchers who lack such a general work.

Environment Trade and Society in Southeast Asia

Environment  Trade and Society in Southeast Asia Author David Henley
ISBN-10 900428804X
Release 2015
Pages 262
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This title is available online in its entirety in Open Access.In Environment, Trade and Society in Southeast Asia: A Longue DuréePerspective, eleven historians bring their knowledge and insights to bear on the long sweep of Southeast Asian history. Ranging across many centuries, their contributions seek to identify the repeating patterns in Southeast Asia's past.