Taking Southeast Asia to Market Commodities, Nature, and People in the Neoliberal Age

ISBN-10: 0801474337

ISBN-13: 9780801474330

Edition: 2008

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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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List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 4/24/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

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
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