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By K. Sivaramakrishnan

ISBN-10: 0822325551

ISBN-13: 9780822325550

ISBN-10: 0822325748

ISBN-13: 9780822325741

Agrarian Environments questions the dichotomies that experience dependent past analyses of environmental tactics in India and provides a brand new method of the connection among agrarian transformation and environmental swap. The members declare that makes an attempt to provide an explanation for environmental conflicts by way of the neighborhood as opposed to the worldwide, indigenous as opposed to outsiders, ladies as opposed to males, or the group as opposed to the marketplace or nation vague very important dynamics of mobilization and association that severely impression notion and policy.
Editors Arun Agrawal and ok. Sivaramakrishnan declare that rural social switch in India can't be understood with out exploring how environmental alterations articulate significant features of agrarian transformations—technological, cultural, and political—in the final centuries. which will study those concerns, they've got reached past the confines of unmarried disciplinary allegiances or methodological loyalties to compile anthropologists, historians, political scientists, geographers, and environmental scientists who're considerably educated through interdisciplinary learn. Drawing on broad box and archival learn, the individuals exhibit the robust political implications of blurring the limits among dichotomous cultural representations, mix conceptual analyses with particular case reports, and consider why competing powers selected to stress specific representations of land use or social kin. through offering a extra textured research of ways different types emerge and alter, this paintings deals the opportunity of growing the most important alliances throughout populations that experience traditionally been assumed to lack mutual goals.
Agrarian Environments might be priceless to these in political technology, Asian experiences, 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, okay. Sivaramakrishnan, Ajay Skaria, Jennifer Springer, Darren Zook

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