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People, Plants, and Justice The Politics of Nature Conservation

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ISBN-10: 0231108117

ISBN-13: 9780231108119

Edition: 2000

Authors: Charles Zerner

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In an era of market triumphalism, this book probes the social and environmental consequences of market-linked nature conservation schemes. Rather than supporting a new anti-market orthodoxy, Charles Zerner and colleagues assert that there is no universal entity, "the market." Analysis and remedies must be based on broader considerations of history, culture, and geography in order to establish meaningful and lasting changes in policy and practice. Original case studies from Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the South Pacific focus on topics as diverse as ecotourism, bioprospecting, oil extraction, cyanide fishing, timber extraction, and property rights. The cases position concerns about…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 7/18/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Charles Zerner is a visiting scholar at New York University's Institute for Law and Society and adjunct professor at the Draper Program in Humanities and Social thought at NYU and adjunct professor at the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation at Columbia University.

List of Illustrations
Preface and Acknowledgments
Across the Terrain
Introduction: Toward a Broader Vision of Justice and Nature Conservation
Contested Communities, Malignant Markets, and Gilded Governance: Justice, Resource Extraction, and Conservation in the Tropics Michael
Beyond Distributive Justice: Resource Extraction and Environmental Justice in the Tropics
On Location: Case Studies
Justice for Whom? Contemporary Images of Amazonia Candace Slater
Outrage in Rubber and Oil: Extractivism, Indigenous Peoples, and Justice in the Upper Amazon
Land, Justice, and the Politics of Conservation in Tanzania
Rebellion, Representation, and Enfranchisement in the Forest Villages of Makacoulibantang, Eastern Senegal
The Damar Agroforests of Krui, Indonesia: Justice for Forest Farmers
Tropical Forests Forever? A Contextual Ecology of Bentian Rattan Agroforestry Systems
Global Markets, Local Injustice in Southeast Asian Seas: The Live Fish Trade and Local Fishers in the Togean Islands of Sulawesi
Exploitation of Gaharu, and Forest Conservation Efforts in the Kayan Mentarang National Park, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
The Meaning of the Manatee: An Examination of Community-Based Ecotourism Discourse and Practice in Gales Point
Profits, Prunus, and the Prostate: International Trade in Tropical Bark
A Tale of Two Villages: Culture, Conservation, and Ecocoloniafism in Samoa
One in Ten Thousand? The Cameroon Case of Ancistrocladus korupensis
The Fate of the Collections: Social Justice and the Annexation of Plant Genetic Resources