By Charles Zerner,Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing,Marina Roseman,Stephanie Gorson Fried
Calling for radical redefinitions of improvement and possession and for brand spanking new understandings of the interpretation of tradition and rights in politically risky contexts—natural source frontiers—this quantity hyperlinks social injustice and the degradation of Southeast Asian environments. Charles Zerner and his colleagues exhibit how geographical components as soon as seen as wild and undeveloped are literally cultural artifacts formed by means of complicated interactions with human societies. Drawing on richly various assets of facts and interpretation—from trance dances, court docket lawsuits, tree planting styles, marine and woodland rituals, erotic poems, and codifications of standard legislation, Culture and the query of Rights finds the ironies, complexities, and histories of latest groups’ struggles to keep their gardens, forests, fishing territories, and graveyards. The members learn how those cultural actions paintings to either build and to put declare to nature. those essays open up new avenues for negotiating indigenous rights opposed to a heritage of violence, proliferating markets, and international principles of biodiversity and threatened habitat.
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Culture and the Question of Rights: Forests, Coasts, and Seas in Southeast Asia by Charles Zerner,Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing,Marina Roseman,Stephanie Gorson Fried