Download or read book Forest Dwellers Forest Protectors written by Richard K. Reed and published by Pearson College Division. This book was released on 2009 with total page 122 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The ethnographies in the Cultural Survival Studies in Ethnicity and Change series, edited by David Maybury-Lewis and Theodore Macdonald, Jr., of Cultural Survival, Inc., Harvard University, focus on key issues affecting indigenous and ethnic groups worldwide. Each title builds on introductory material by going further in-depth and allowing students to explore, virtually first-hand, a particular issue and its impact on a culture. Paperback and brief, each ethnography is written in a clear, accessible style for both students and the general reader." --Book Jacket.
Download or read book Forest Dwellers Forest Protectors written by Richard K. Reed and published by Allyn & Bacon. This book was released on 1997 with total page 164 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: KEY BENEFIT: Sharply focused on key issues affecting indigenous and ethnic groups worldwide, this book is part of a series of ethnographies, authored by leading figures in the field of anthropology and builds on introductoy material by going further in-depth and allowing readers to explore, virtually first hand, a particular issue and its impact on a culture. This ethnography focuses on the Guarani of Paraguayby providing in-depth information on this culture.
Download or read book Forest Dwellers Forest Protectors written by Richard Reed and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-09-07 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Guarani of Paraguay have survived over four centuries of contact with the commercial system, while keeping in tact their traditions of leadership, religion and kinship. This concise ethnography examines how the Guarani have adapted over time, in concert with Paraguay’s subtropical forest system. New To This Edition: Expanded historical background and updated demographic information on the Guarani brings the research to the present day (Chapter 1). Expands and strengthens the discussion of “sustainability” to include more recent advances in the concept (Chapter 1), and introduces the idea of “subsidy from nature” into the discussion of conventional tropical development (Chapter 3). Develops the discussion of women’s labor in horticulture (Chapter 3). Analyzes the effects of indigenous mixed agro-forestry in stemming the high rates of Paraguayan deforestation of the 1990s (Chapter 4). Discusses the recent globalization of the yerba mate market, and the economy's effecton Paraguay’s protected areas (Chapter 4). Describes Guarani ethnic federations as a means to engage the national and international political institutions (Chapter 4). Explores the rapid growth in Guarani population in native communities, which results from lower infant mortality, more land pressure and more reliable census data (Chapter 4). This brief introductory text makes the ideal supplementary text for students of anthropology.
Download or read book Nontimber Forest Products in the United States written by Eric T. Jones and published by Development of Western Resourc. This book was released on 2002 with total page 478 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A quiet revolution is taking place in America's forests. Once seen primarily as stands of timber, our woodlands are now prized as a rich source of a wide range of commodities, from wild mushrooms and maple sugar to hundreds of medicinal plants whose uses have only begun to be fully realized. Now as timber harvesting becomes more mechanized and requires less labor, the image of the lumberjack is being replaced by that of the forager. This book provides the first comprehensive examination of nontimber forest products (NTFPs) in the United States, illustrating their diverse importance, describing the people who harvest them, and outlining the steps that are being taken to ensure access to them. As the first extensive national overview of NTFP policy and management specific to the United States, it brings together research from numerous disciplines and analytical perspectives-such as economics, mycology, history, ecology, law, entomology, forestry, geography, and anthropology—in order to provide a cohesive picture of the current and potential role of NTFPs. The contributors review the state of scientific knowledge of NTFPs by offering a survey of commercial and noncommercial products, an overview of uses and users, and discussions of sustainable management issues associated with ecology, cultural traditions, forest policy, and commerce. They examine some of the major social, economic, and biological benefits of NTFPs, while also addressing the potential negative consequences of NTFP harvesting on forest ecosystems and on NTFP species populations. Within this wealth of information are rich accounts of NTFP use drawn from all parts of the American landscape—from the Pacific Northwest to the Caribbean. From honey production to a review of nontimber forest economies still active in the United States—such as the Ojibway "harvest of plants" recounted here—the book takes in the whole breadth of recent NTFP issues, including ecological concerns associated with the expansion of NTFP markets and NTFP tenure issues on federally managed lands. No other volume offers such a comprehensive overview of NTFPs in North America. By examining all aspects of these products, it contributes to the development of more sophisticated policy and management frameworks for not only ensuring their ongoing use but also protecting the future of our forests.
Download or read book Hunting for Sustainability in Tropical Forests written by John Robinson and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2000-02-08 with total page 612 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Throughout the world people are concerned about the demise of tropical forests and their wildlife. Hunting by forest-dwelling people has a dramatic effect on wildlife in many tropical forests, frequently driving species to local extinction, with devastating implications for other species and the health of the forests themselves. But wildlife is an important source of protein and cash for rural peoples. Can hunting be managed to conserve biological communities while meeting human needs? Are hunting rates as practiced by tropical forest peoples sustainable? If not, what are the biological, social, and cultural implications of this failure? Answering these questions is ever more important as national and international agencies seek to integrate the development of local peoples with the conservation of tropical forest systems and species. This book presents a wide array of studies that examine the sustainability of hunting as practiced by rural peoples. Comprising work by both biological and social scientists, Hunting for Sustainability in Tropical Forests provides a balanced viewpoint on the ecological and human aspects of this hunting. The first section examines the effects of hunting on wildlife in tropical forests throughout the world. The next section looks at the importance of hunting to local communities. The third section looks at institutional challenges of resource management, while the fourth draws on economic perspectives to understand both hunting and sustainability. A final section provides synthesis and summary of the factors that influence sustainability and the implications for management. Drawing on examples from Ecuador to Congo-Zaire to Sulawesi, Hunting for Sustainability in Tropical Forests will be a valuable resource to policymakers, conservation organizations, and students and scholars of biology, ecology, and anthropology.
Download or read book Timber Trafficking in Vietnam written by Ngoc Anh Cao and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-02-09 with total page 393 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is the first systematic investigation into the problem of timber trafficking in Vietnam, providing a detailed understanding of the typology of, victimization from, and key factors driving this crime. The book first reveals a multifaceted pattern of timber trafficking in Vietnam, comprising five different components: harvesting, transporting, trading, supporting, and processing. It then assesses the crime’s victimization from timber trafficking. Thanks to the employment of a broad conceptual framework of human security, Cao reveals that timber trafficking has substantial harmful impacts on all seven elements of human security: economic, food, health, environmental, personal, community, and political; whilst being closely interconnected, they vary between different groups of victims. Cao concludes by offering five solutions to better control of timber trafficking in the context of Vietnam, which crucially involve refining the current policy framework of forest governance and improving the efficiency of law enforcement. A wide-ranging and timely study, this book will hold particular appeal for scholars of green criminology and environmental harm.
Download or read book Gender and Green Governance written by Bina Agarwal and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2010-07-29 with total page 515 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Yet they have hardly been empirically investigated.
|Author||: Walaiporn Tantikanangkul|
|Release Date||: 2016-02-26|
|ISBN 10||: 9789811003639|
|Pages||: 123 pages|
|Rating||: 4.8/5 (11 users)|
Download or read book Politics of Autonomy and Sustainability in Myanmar written by Walaiporn Tantikanangkul and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-02-26 with total page 123 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book focuses on the tensions between and conflict resolution processes concerning minority ethnic groups in Myanmar’s rural areas and the State. It covers topics such as relations and communication between the central government, the Kokang Chinese community and the Kachin State; the impact of cyclone Nargis on remote settlements in the Ayeyarwady Delta; the impact of depletion of mangrove forests and Yangon’s fuel needs on a Karen minority group; and the collapse of a community forestry project in a Pa-O village in Shan State. Written by young scholars from Myanmar, some of whom belong to minority groups, the book provides firsthand reporting and scholarship that, for the past sixty years, have not been available. Offering in-depth, unique insights into minority change issues in the interior and at the periphery of Myanmar, as seen from local perspectives, it offers a valuable resource for academics, students and researchers in the fields of sustainable development, social and political studies, and development communication in Asia.
|Author||: Jarrett Blaustein|
|Publisher||: Emerald Group Publishing|
|Release Date||: 2020-11-18|
|ISBN 10||: 9781787693579|
|Pages||: 704 pages|
|Rating||: 4.7/5 (876 users)|
Download or read book The Emerald Handbook of Crime Justice and Sustainable Development written by Jarrett Blaustein and published by Emerald Group Publishing. This book was released on 2020-11-18 with total page 704 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume brings together a diverse collection of essays that critically examine issues relating to crime and justice in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Chapters examine the issues that practitioners face in working to advance this agenda and the possibilities that exist to advance sustainable development outcomes.
Download or read book Our Backyard written by Gerald Robert Visgilio and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2003 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of essays by local activists and nationally recognized scholars deals with the history, status, and dilemmas of environmental justice. These essays provide a comprehensive overview of social and political aspects associated with environmental injustices in minority and poor communities. It will provide a solid platform for dialogue between activists and policymakers or between teachers and students.
Download or read book Tourism in Northeastern Argentina written by Penny Seymoure and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2012 with total page 229 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ecotourism is often promoted as a way to visit a unique area of spectacular beauty. While tourists travel to these destinations to view environmental wonders, they seldom consider the effects of their visit on the indigenous people or on the location itself. Tourism in Northeastern Argentina: The Intersection of Human and Indigenous Rights with the Environment, an edited collection by Penny Seymoure and Jeffrey L. Roberg, examines the impact of tourism on indigenous and local populations, and the environment they live in, specifically in several locations in the northeast of Argentina. Several of the chapters examine the lives and problems of the Mbya Guaran people, an indigenous culture that has been attempting to survive in the rainforest of Misiones Province. In recent years, the loss of traditional lands, some of which was taken for tourist hotels, has led the Mbya to engage in tourism, with both positive and negative changes to their culture. Most of the tourists who interact with the Mbya come to the area to see the beautiful Iguazu National Park and Waterfalls, and stay in the nearby city of Puerto Iguazu. The waterfalls now draw over one million visitors a year. The authors of this volume further explore how, while Puerto Iguazu has been engaged in mass tourism for many years, the nearby small town of Colonia Carlos Pelligrini has struggled to keep its younger tourism industry modest due, in part, to its location near pristine wetlands. This town faces a number of challenges that must be addressed soon to protect both the surrounding wetlands and the town itself. Tourism in Northeastern Argentina explores all of these issues, and more, in the context of human and indigenous rights and the protection of the environment.
Download or read book Climate Change Culture and Economics written by and published by Emerald Group Publishing. This book was released on 2015-09-22 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It is becoming increasingly difficult to deny that human activity is a factor in global climate change. This special volume of REA facilitates readers to better understand the ways in which people around the world have adapted (or failed to adapt) culturally to changing economic conditions caused by climate change.
Download or read book Understanding ExtrACTIVISM written by Anna J. Willow and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-07-27 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Understanding ExtrACTIVISM surveys how contemporary resource extractive industry works and considers the responses it inspires in local citizens and activists. Chapters cover a range of extractive industries operating around the world, including logging, hydroelectric dams, mining, and oil and natural gas extraction. Taking an activist anthropological stance, Anna Willow examines how culture and power inform recent and ongoing disputes between projects’ proponents and opponents, beneficiaries and victims. Through a series of engaging case studies, she argues that diverse contemporary natural resource conflicts are underlain by a culturally constituted ‘extractivist’ mind-set and embedded in global patterns of political inequity. Offering a synthesizing framework for making sense of complex interconnections among environmental, social, and political dimensions of natural resource disputes, Willow reflects on why extractivism exists, why it matters, and what we might be able to do about it. The book is valuable reading for students and researchers in the environmental social sciences as well as for activists and practitioners.
Download or read book Reconstructing Conservation written by Ben A. Minteer and published by Island Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 417 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focusing not just on the tensions that have marked the deconstructivist debate over wilderness and environmentalism, this book represents a larger and ultimately more constructive discussion over the proper course of future conservation scholarship and action.
Download or read book Defending the Land written by Ronald Niezen and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-01-08 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Suitable for both introductory anthropology and upper-division courses in cultural anthropology The campaign of the Cree people to protect their forest culture from the impact of hydro-electric development in northern Quebec has been widely-documented. Few have heard in any detail about this campaign's outcome and impact upon indigenous societies' futures. This text gives equal attention to the Cree leadership's successful strategies for dealing with major social and environmental pressures with the forces of acculturation and native communities' social destruction. The titles in the Cultural Survival Studies in Ethnicity and Change series, edited by David Maybury-Lewis and Theodore Macdonald, Jr. of Cultural Survival, Inc., Harvard University, focus on key issues affecting indigenous and ethnic groups worldwide. Each ethnography builds on introductory material by going further in-depth and allowing students to explore, virtually first-hand, a particular issue and its impact on a culture.
|Author||: E. N. Anderson|
|Publisher||: Springer Nature|
|Release Date||: 2022-11-13|
|ISBN 10||: 9783031155864|
|Pages||: 321 pages|
|Rating||: 4.0/5 (311 users)|
Download or read book Respect and Responsibility in Pacific Coast Indigenous Nations written by E. N. Anderson and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2022-11-13 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines ways of conserving, managing, and interacting with plant and animal resources by Native American cultural groups of the Pacific Coast of North America, from Alaska to California. These practices helped them maintain and restore ecological balance for thousands of years. Building upon the authors’ and others’ previous works, the book brings in perspectives from ethnography and marine evolutionary ecology. The core of the book consists of Native American testimony: myths, tales, speeches, and other texts, which are treated from an ecological viewpoint. The focus on animals and in-depth research on stories, especially early recordings of texts, set this book apart. The book is divided into two parts, covering the Northwest Coast, and California. It then follows the division in lifestyle between groups dependent largely on fish and largely on seed crops. It discusses how the survival of these cultures functions in the contemporary world, as First Nations demand recognition and restoration of their ancestral rights and resource management practices.
Download or read book Caring for Place written by E N Anderson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-07 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How can cultural forms motivate people to care about their environment? While important scientific data about ecosystems is mushrooming, E. N. Anderson argues in this powerful new book that putting effective conservation into practice depends primarily on social solidarity and emotional factors. Marshaling decades of research on cultures across several continents, he shows how societies have been more or less successful in sustainably managing their environments based on collective engagements such as religion, art, song, myth, and story. This provocative and deeply felt book by a leading writer and scholar in human ecology and anthropology will be read and debated widely for years to come.