Banana Tree at the Gate A History of Marginal Peoples and Global Markets in Borneo

ISBN-10: 030015321X

ISBN-13: 9780300153217

Edition: 2011

Authors: Michael R. Dove
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Description: 'The Hikayat Banjar', a 17th-century native court chronicle from Southeast Borneo, characterizes the irresistibility of natural resource wealth to outsiders as 'the banana tree at the gate'. This title employs this phrase as a root metaphor to frame the history of resource relations between the indigenous people of Borneo and the world system.

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List price: $85.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 3/8/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Michael R. Dove is Margaret K. Musser Professor of Social Ecology, Professor of Anthropology, Curator of Anthropology at the Peabody Museum, and Coordinator of the joint doctoral program in anthropology and environmental studies, Yale University. He is the author of numerous books and papers on the anthropology of conservation and development. His most recent book is Conserving Nature in Culture: Case Studies from Southeast Asia (co-edited with P. Sajise and A. Doolittle, 2005).Carol Carpenter is Senior Lecturer in Social Ecology and Anthropology, Yale University. Her teaching and research focus on theories of social ecology; social aspects of sustainable development and conservation; and gender in agrarian and ecological systems.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Study of Smallholder Commodity Producers
The Challenges of the Colonial Trade in the Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries
A Native Court's Warning about Involvement in Commodity Production
The Antecedent to Cultivating Exotic Rubber: Gathering Native Forest Rubbers
Coping with the Contradictions of Capitalism in the Early Twentieth Century
The Construction of Rubber Knowledge in Southeast Asia
Depression-Era Responses to Smallholder Rubber Development by Tribesmen and Governments
The Indigenous Resolution of the Subsistence/Market Tension
The Dual Economy of Cultivating Rubber and Rice
Living Rubber, Dead Land, and Persisting Systems: Indigenous Representations of Sustainability
The Conundrum of Resource Wealth versus Political Power
Material Wealth and Political Powerlessness: A Parable from South Kalimantan
Plantations and Representations in Indonesia
Conclusion
Smallholders and Globalization
Notes
References
General Index
Index of Plant Names
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