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Globalization and Indigenous Peoples in Asia
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Globalization and Indigenous Peoples in Asia
Changing the Local-Global Interface

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Dev Nathan - Institute of Human Development, New Delhi, India
  • Govind Kelkar - UNIFEM-IFAD Gender Mainstreaming Programme, New Delhi, India
  • Pierre Walter - University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

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Development Economics

September 2004 | 340 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
`[This book offers] interesting empirical data to support or question a number of gender and women-related assumptions... This book will provide evidence, if need be, to those protagonists of a "natural" determination of gender roles' - Development and Change

Globalization has profoundly affected both the ways of life and the livelihoods of indigenous peoples worldwide. The 12 original essays in this book are based on fieldwork conducted in India, China, Nepal and parts of the Himalaya-Hindukush region. In the first section the contributors explore the possibility of devising a more democratic and equitable alternative for indigenous peoples within the process of globalization. The essays in the second section discuss the changes in the social and economic systems of the indigenous peoples that have resulted from the transition to a market economy. The contributors to this volume demonstrate how new forms of community and continued non-market access to critical productive resources—for example, land and forests—would allow for a greater and more equitable spread of the benefits of globalization and simultaneously address some of its negative features including increased male domination.

Phrang Roy
Foreword
Dev Nathan
Introduction
 
PART ONE: ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES AND FOREST MANAGEMENT
Dev Nathan
Environmental Services and the Case for Local Forest Management
Sanjay Kumar
Indigenous Communities' Knowledge of Local Ecological Services, Jharkhand, India
Wang Qinghua
Local Environmental Services
Forest Management and Terraced Agriculture, A Case Study of the Hani of the Ailao Mountains, Yunnan, China

 
Yu Xiaogang
Conflict in Resource Management for Ecosystem Services
Water in the Lashi Watershed, Lijiang, Yunnan, China

 
Tiplut Nongbri
Impact of the State Logging Ban in Meghalaya, India
 
PART TWO: MARKETS AND CIVILIZATIONAL CHANGE
Dev Nathan and Yu Xiaogang
Timber and Local Accumulation in China
Dev Nathan
Northeast India
Market and the Transition from Communal to Private Property

 
Pierre Walter
Tourism and Forest Management among the Hani in Xishuangbanna, China
Govind Kelkar
Tourism and Gender Relations in Lijiang, China
Dev Nathan and Girija Shreshta
Crafting an Alternative
Leasehold Forestry for Livelihoods of the Poor in Nepal

 
Dev Nathan and N S Jodha
External Trade and Development of Upland Peoples in the Himalaya-Hindukush
Dev Nathan and Govind Kelkar
Conclusion
Civilizational Change: Markets and Privatization among Indigenous Peoples

 
 
Index

`[This book offers] interesting empirical data to support or question a number of gender and women-related assumptions... This book will provide evidence, if need be, to those protagonists of a "natural" determination of gender roles' - Development and Change

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