Contested Grounds: Essays on Nature, Culture, and Power

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9780195695854: Contested Grounds: Essays on Nature, Culture, and Power

This volume studies natural resources through the lens of cultural politics. It emphasizes the role of cultural politics and adds to the existing environmental debates. The essays allow us to think anew the taken-for-granted aspects of natural resources. Each article highlights a different facet of the natural resources debate. The term natural resources when examined along with such keywords as waste, scarcity, security, territory, sovereignty, conflict, expertise, and community opens up a distinctive world of meanings. These related keywords chart out the terrain of the cultural politics of natural resources.

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Amita Baviskar is a sociologist at the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi.

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Descripción Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India, 2008. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. First Edition. As environmental use and abuse becomes even more fiercely contested around the world, we need fresh perspectives to understand issues such as resource extraction and social conflict; community identities and environmental claims; and technology, risk, and environmental governance. Cultural politics offers a novel approach that expands and enriches political-economic analysis to explain the changing relations between states, markets, social groups and their bio-physical environment. In this volume, nine eminent scholars apply the theory and practice of a cultural politics of natural resources to spatial and temporal sites that range from petroleum fields in Nigeria to palm-oil plantations in Indonesia; from irrigation engineering in British India to contemporary environmental decision-making in the United Kingdom; from global climate change to water scarcity in Gujarat. The volume is organized around a set of keywords: waste, scarcity, security, territory, sovereignty, frontier, conflict, expertise, and community. These are significant, indicative terms whose changing meanings trace shifts in a vocabulary of cultural practices and institutions. Taken together, these related keywords map a distinctive world of meanings and chart out the terrain of the cultural politics of natural resources. Size: 15 x 23 Cm. Nº de ref. de la librería 024446

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