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Global Visions, Local Landscapes: A Political Ecology of Conservation, Conflict, and Control in Northern Madagascar

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In her new book, Gezon argues that local events continuously redefine and challenge global processes of land use and land degradation. She challenges analytical distinctions between separate 'local' and 'global' spaces, rather proposing that the global is one aspect of the local, to the extent that people in any given locale must act within the parameters of policies, authorities, and material conditions that have sources outside of the reach of immediate local networks. Her ethnographic study of Antankarana-identifying rice farmers and cattle herders in northern Madagascar weaves together an analysis of remotely sensed images of land cover over time with ethnographies of situated negotiations between human actors. She focuses in particular on the interplay of political authorities-including family-based elders, a regional indigenous authority, and an NGO charged with enforcement of conservation policies-in the context of specific contests over resource access. Gezon takes a micro-political approach in evaluating conflicts that result in a change in control over local resources by global or supra-national policies, capital, or personnel. Her book will be particularly valuable to researchers and students in anthropology, geography, sociology, and environmental studies, and those involved in conservation and resource management.

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Gezon argues that local events continuously redefine and challenge global processes of land use and land degradation. Her ethnographic study of Antankarana-identifying rice farmers and cattle herders in northern Madagascar weaves together an analysis of remotely sensed images of land cover over time with ethnographies of situated negotiations...

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Negotiated landscapes — The global in the local — Antankarana : ethnic identity, royal

Product Details

ISBN:
9780759114104
Subtitle:
A Political Ecology of Conservation, Conflict, and Control in Northern Madagascar
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Author:
Lisa L. Gezon
Author:
Gezon, Lisa L.
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Land use
Subject:
Natural Resources
Subject:
Conservation of natural resources
Subject:
Political ecology - Madagascar
Subject:
Globalization - Madagascar
Subject:
Africa-East Africa
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Subject:
World History-Africa
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
2006
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
225

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Global Visions, Local Landscapes: A Political Ecology of Conservation, Conflict, and Control in Northern Madagascar
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"Synopsis" by , Gezon argues that local events continuously redefine and challenge global processes of land use and land degradation. Her ethnographic study of Antankarana-identifying rice farmers and cattle herders in northern Madagascar weaves together an analysis of remotely sensed images of land cover over time with ethnographies of situated negotiations...
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