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Forest and Labor in Madagascar From Colonial Concession to Global Biosphere

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ISBN-10: 0253005779

ISBN-13: 9780253005779

Edition: 2012

Authors: Genese Marie Sodikoff

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Protecting the unique plants and animals that live on Madagascar while fueling economic growth has been a priority for the Malagasy state, international donors, and conservation NGOs since the late 1980s. Forest and Labor in Madagascar shows how poor rural workers who must make a living from the forest balance their needs with the desire of the state to earn foreign revenue from ecotourism and forest-based enterprises. Genese Marie Sodikoff examines how the appreciation and protection of Madagascar's biodiversity depends on manual labor. She exposes the moral dilemmas workers face as both conservation representatives and peasant farmers by pointing to the hidden costs of ecological…    
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 10/17/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Genese Marie Sodikoff is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Rutgers University, Newark. She is author of Forest Labor in Madagascar: Nature and Colonialism in a Biodiversity Hotspot (IUP, 2012).

A Word on the Orthography and Pronunciation
Geographies of Borrowed Time
Overland on Foot, Aloft: An Anatomy of the Social Structure
Land and Languor: On What Makes Good Work
Toward a New Nature: Rank and Value in Conservation Bureaucracy
Contracting Space: Making Deals in a Global Hot Spot
How the Dead Matter: The Production of Heritage
Cooked Rice Wages: Internal Contradiction and Subjective Experience
Epilogue: Workers of the Vanishing World
Glossary of Malagasy Words