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Reimagining Political Ecology

Author : Aletta Biersack
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A collection of ethnographies grounded in second-generation political ecology, which focuses on the interchanges between nature and culture, and the local and the global.

Money Logging

Author : Lukas Straumann
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Money Logging investigates what Gordon Brown has called ìprobably the biggest environmental crime of our timesîóthe massive destruction of the Borneo rainforest by Malaysian loggers. Historian and campaigner Lukas Straumann goes in search not only of the lost forests and the people who used to call them home, but also the network of criminals who have earned billions through illegal timber sales and corruption. Straumann singles out Abdul Taib Mahmud, current governor of the Malaysian state of Sarawak, as the kingpin of this Asian timber mafia, while he shows that Taibís familyówith the complicity of global financial institutionsó have profited to the tune of 15 billion US dollars. Money Logging is a story of a people who have lost their ancient paradise to a wasteland of oil palm plantations, pollution, and corruptionóand how they hope to take it back.

The Indigenous World 2004

Author : Diana Vinding
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This yearbook contains the most comprehensive update on the current situation of indigenous peoples and the human rights and other international processes related to them. With contributions from both indigenous as well as non-indigenous scholars and activists, this volume of The Indigenous World gives an overview of crucial developments in 2003 that have impacted indigenous peoples of the world. Region and country reports covering most of the indigenous world are included along with updated information on the processes within the UN system that relate to indigenous peoples such as: the Permanent Forum, the Draft Declaration on the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples, and the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This volume also reviews other international processes, including news from the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights the Organisation of American States. Diana Vinding is an anthropologist and project coordinator at the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs.

Rainforest Hero

Author : Ruedi Suter
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In 1984 Swiss shepherd Bruno Manser trekked through the virgin rainforests of Borneo to live among the jungle's last nomads. In six years among the Penan people, Manser witnessed the wholesale destruction of one of the world's most diverse ecosystems through rapid deforestation. He swore to do everything he could to stop it. Manser's globetrotting campaign brought the world's attention to tropical deforestation. It also made him an enemy of Asia's timber barons. In 2000 he disappeared without a trace. Ruedi Suter's engrossing biography - the first in English - charts Manser's extraordinary journey form a young man am who sought to escape civilization for the peace of the jungle to a campaigner who would stand up to oligarchs, lead protests around the globe, and, ultimately, give his life for the forests that he loved.

The Language of Hunter Gatherers

Author : Tom Güldemann
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Offers a linguistic window into contemporary hunter-gatherer societies, looking at how they survive and interface with agricultural and industrial societies.

Scientific Journey Through Borneo

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Beyond the Green Myth

Author : Peter G. Sercombe
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Borneo, with its tales of White Rajahs and tribes of headhunters, has long excited the Western imagination. Today, however, there is another green imagination at work. Mention of the island is more likely to evoke images of tropical deforestation and concern about the cruel dispossession and displacement of indigenous peoples who once lived in relative harmony with their environment. It is perhaps not suprizing then, that most books dealing with the nomadic hunter-gatherers of Borneo have principally been pictorial studies. There is indeed a dearth of scholarship regarding these peoples, a situation that this first ever comprehensive review of nomadic groups in the Borneo rain forest aims to rectify. Presenting a wealth of new research contributed by an international team of scholars, the volume covers all of those parts of Borneo where nomads (called Penan, Punan, or by various other names) are or were known to exist, and provides a comparative historical-ecological study of these groups. The study is primarily concerned with issues of modernization (including the monetary economy, formalized institutions, centralized power structures, contractual relationships and extraction activities) and development policies. The impact of these policies is analyzed with special regard to the natural environment inhabited by these small scale societies, as well as the use of its resources. The book has no stiff theoretical orientation but informs ongoing debates about changing forms of ethnicity relations between minorities and the state, minorities rights and survival, native discourse, the sustainability of tropical forest use and the neo-romantic environmentalist myth of so-called wise traditional peoples.

Mapping Communities

Author : Masahiro Kawai
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This monograph addresses Asia's rise in global free trade agreement (FTA) activity. This has sparked concerns about the erosion of the World Trade Organization (WTO) trading system and the Asian "noodle bowl" (multiple and possibly conflicting FTAs). The study identifies for policymakers how best to minimize the costs of FTAs while maximizing their benefits. It reexamines key trends and challenges in Asian FTAs and offers new information from analysis of FTAs, economic models, and firm surveys. This analysis supports strengthening business support for FTAs; rationalizing rules of origin and upgrading their administration; expanded coverage of agricultural and services trade; forging comprehensive "WTO-plus" agreements; and encouraging a region-wide FTA. The analysis suggests a bottom-up approach to global trade liberalization as a complement to WTO processes.

The Sarawak Museum Journal

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Giving the Land a Voice

Author : Doug Aberley
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The Battle for Sarawak s Forests

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The Indigenous World

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Solving Sarawak s Forest and Native Problem

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The Forest Source of Life

Author : Monica Janowski
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A study of the way in which the Kelabit utilise raw materials from the rainforest to construct a socially ordered world. Catalogues of the collections made by the author for the British and Sarawak Museums are included and there are numerous photographs of items being made and in use. The volume will be of interest to scholars of Borneo, and to those interested in the social and symbolic significance of material culture. Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; The Kelabit: background; Clothes, hair and personal adornment; The Kelabit language; The Kelabit hearth; Kelabit agriculture; Kelabit use of the wild; Life force from the wild: Lalud ; Irau feasts: statements of status, rice-growing success and potency; Rice and the wild: gender, the Rice Meal and the generation of Ulum ; Conclusion: crafting a human world; Plates; Appendices; Notes; Bibliography.

Deadly Dances in the Bornean Rainforest

Author : Rajindra K. Puri
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For two years Raj Puri lived and hunted with the Penan Benalui people in the rainforest of eastern Borneo in Indonesia. Here he reports on Penan hunting techniques, the knowledge required to be a successful hunter, and the significance of hunting for Penan communities. The author makes a case for using active participant observation, in conjunction with standard ethnobiological research methods, for documenting non-verbal knowledge.

Journal of Southeast Asian Studies

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Orion Afield

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The Permaculture Activist

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Save the Penans

Author : Khaidir Ahmad
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Cyberarts

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