Taking Southeast Asia to Market Commodities, Nature, and People in the Neoliberal Age
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Description: Recent changes in the global economy and in Southeast Asian national political economies have led to new forms of commodity production and new commodities. Using insights from political economy and commodity studies, the essays in Taking Southeast Asia to Market trace the myriad ways recent alignments among producers, distributors, and consumers are affecting people and nature throughout the region. In case studies ranging from coffee and hardwood products to mushroom pickers and Vietnamese factory workers, the authors detail the Southeast Asian articulations of these processes while also discussing the broader implications of these shifts. Taken together, the cases show how commodities illuminate the convergence of changing social forces in Southeast Asia today, as they transform the terms, practices, and experiences of everyday life and politics in the global economy.
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Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 4/24/2008
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
|List of Abbreviations|
|Introduction: Commoditization in Southeast Asia|
|New Commodities, Scales, and Sources of Capital|
|Contingent Commodities: Mobilizing Labor in and beyond Southeast Asian Forests|
|What's New with the Old? Scalar Dialectics and the Reorganization of Indonesia's Timber Industry|
|Contesting "Flexibility": Networks of Place, Gender, and Class in Vietnamese Workers' Resistance|
|Worshipping Work: Producing Commodity Producers in Contemporary Indonesia|
|New Enclosures and Territorializations|
|China and the Production of Forestlands in Lao PDR: A Political Ecology of Transnational Enclosure|
|Water Power: Machines, Modernizers, and Meta-Commoditization on the Mekong River|
|Contested Commodifications: Struggles over Nature in a National Park|
|Sovereignty in Burma after the Entrepreneurial Turn: Mosaics of Control, Commodified Spaces, and Regulated Violence in Contemporary Burma|
|New Markets, New Socionatures, New Actors|
|Old Markets, New Commodities: Aquarian Capitalism in Indonesia|
|Production of People and Nature, Rice, and Coffee: The Semendo People in South Sumatra and Lampung|
|The Message Is the Market: Selling Biotechnology and Nation in Malaysia|
|New Concepts, New Natures? Revisiting Commodity Production in Southern Thailand|
|Concluding Comparisons: Products and Processes of Commoditization in Southeast Asia|
|List of Contributors|