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Author Croll, Elisabeth.

Title Bush Base, Forest Farm : Culture, Environment, and Development.

Imprint Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2002.

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Description 1 online resource (276 pages)
Contents Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of figures and tables; List of contributors; Preface; Anthropology, the environment and development Elisabeth Croll and David Parkin; Cultural understandings of the environment Elisabeth Croll and David Parkin; Culture and the perception of the environment Tim Ingold; The Dogon and their trees Walter E.A.van Beek and Pieteke M. Banga; Women's crops in women's spaces: Gender relations in Mende rice farming Melissa Leach; Ideas and usage: Environment in Aouan society, Ivory Coast Jan P.M.van den Breemer.
Ritual topography and ecological use: The Gabbra of the Kenyan/Ethiopian borderlands Gnther SchleePeople's participation in environmental projects Carol A. Drijver; Intolerable environments: Towards a cultural reading of agrarian practice and policy in Rwanda Johan Pottier and August in Nkundabashaka; Cows eat grass don't they? Evaluating conflict over pastoral management in Zimmbabwe Michael Drinkwater; From sago to rice: Changes in cultivation in Siberut, Indonesia Gerard Persoon; 'Nature', 'culture' and disasters: Floods and gender in Bangladesh Rosalind Shaw.
'Arctic ethno-ecology': Environmentalist debates in the Soviet North Igor KrupnikLandscape and self-determination among the Eveny: The political environment of Siberian reindeer herders today Piers Vitebsky; Name index; Subject index.
Summary Taking a unique anthropological apprach, Bush Base: Forest Farm explores the management of resources in third would development programmes. The contributors, all distinguished anthropologists with practical experience of development projects, focus on the role of human cultural imagination in the use of environmental resources. They challenge the traditional sharp distinction between human settlement and natual environment (farm or camp, forest or bush), and argue that development programmes should place at their centre an appreciation of people's cosmologies and cultural understandin.
Language English.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Human ecology -- Cross-cultural studies.
Traditional farming -- Cross-cultural studies.
Agricultural ecology -- Cross-cultural studies.
Environmental policy -- Cross-cultural studies.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Cross-cultural studies.
Added Author Parkin, David.
Added Title European Inter-University Development Opportunity Study Group
ISBN 0415066573
9780203036129 (electronic bk.)