Agrarian Environments: Resources, Representations, and Rule by K. Sivaramakrishnan

By K. Sivaramakrishnan

Agrarian Environments questions the dichotomies that experience based prior analyses of environmental procedures in India and provides a brand new manner of the connection among agrarian transformation and environmental switch. The participants declare that makes an attempt to give an explanation for environmental conflicts by way of the neighborhood as opposed to the worldwide, indigenous as opposed to outsiders, girls as opposed to males, or the group as opposed to the industry or nation imprecise very important dynamics of mobilization and association that significantly impression proposal and policy.
Editors Arun Agrawal and ok. Sivaramakrishnan declare that rural social swap in India can't be understood with no exploring how environmental alterations articulate significant facets of agrarian transformations—technological, cultural, and political—in the final centuries. with a purpose to learn those concerns, they've got reached past the confines of unmarried disciplinary allegiances or methodological loyalties to assemble anthropologists, historians, political scientists, geographers, and environmental scientists who're considerably knowledgeable via interdisciplinary learn. Drawing on vast box and archival study, the participants show the robust political implications of blurring the limits among dichotomous cultural representations, mix conceptual analyses with particular case reports, and view why competing powers selected to stress specific representations of land use or social kinfolk. by way of offering a extra textured research of the way different types emerge and alter, this paintings bargains the potential for growing the most important alliances throughout populations that experience traditionally been assumed to lack mutual goals.
Agrarian Environments should be important to these in political technological know-how, Asian reviews, and environmental studies.

Contributors. Arun Agrawal, Mark Baker, Molly Chattopadhyaya, Vinay Gidwani, Sumit Guha, Shubhra Gururani, Cecile Jackson, David Ludden, Haripriya Rangan, Paul Robbins, Vasant Saberwal, James C. Scott, ok. Sivaramakrishnan, Ajay Skaria, Jennifer Springer, Darren Zook

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