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  1. The Snow Leopard and the Goat
    Following the downgrading of the snow leopard’s status from “endangered” to “vulnerable” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature in 2017, debate has renewed about the actual number of snow leopards in the... Learn More
    Published: 17th December 2019
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  2. Roses from Kenya
    Kenya supplies more than 35 percent of the fresh-cut roses and other flowers sold annually in the European Union. This industry—which employs at least 90,000 workers, most of whom are women—is lucrative but enduringly controversial.... Learn More
    Published: 9th December 2019
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  3. Working with the Ancestors

    Working with the Ancestors

    Mana and Place in the Marquesas Islands

    Written by Emily C. Donaldson, Foreword by and Series edited by K. Sivaramakrishnan

    Series Culture, Place, and Nature

    University of Washington Press

    Throughout the Marquesas Islands of French Polynesia, forest spirits share space with ancestral ruins and active agricultural plots, affecting land use and heritage preservation. As Marquesans continue their efforts to establish... Learn More
    Published: 5th July 2019
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  4. Living with Oil and Coal
    The nineteenth-century discovery of oil in the eastern Himalayan foothills, together with the establishment of tea plantations and other extractive industries, continues to have a profound impact on life in the region. In the... Learn More
    Published: 5th March 2019
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  5. Caring for Glaciers

    Caring for Glaciers

    Land, Animals, and Humanity in the Himalayas

    Written by Karine Gagné, Series edited by and Foreword by K. Sivaramakrishnan

    Series Culture, Place, and Nature

    University of Washington Press

    Regional geopolitical processes have turned the Himalayan region of Ladakh, in northwest India, into a strategic border area with an increasing military presence that has decentered the traditional agropastoralist economy. This... Learn More
    Published: 15th February 2019
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  6. Organic Sovereignties
    This first sustained ethnographic study of organic agriculture outside the United States traces its meanings, practices, and politics in two nations typically considered worlds apart: Latvia and Costa Rica. Situated on the frontiers... Learn More
    Published: 15th February 2018
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  7. The Nature of Whiteness
    The Nature of Whiteness explores the intertwining of race and nature in postindependence Zimbabwe. Nature and environment have played prominent roles in white Zimbabwean identity, and when the political tide turned against white... Learn More
    Published: 7th April 2017
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  8. Forests Are Gold
    Forests Are Gold examines the management of Vietnam's forests in the tumultuous twentieth century—from French colonialism to the recent transition to market-oriented economics—as the country united, prospered, and transformed... Learn More
    Published: 17th February 2016
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  9. Conjuring Property
    Winner of the 2017 James M. Blaut Award from the Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group of the Association of American GeographersHonorable Mention for the 2016 Book Prize from the Association for Political and Legal AnthropologySince... Learn More
    Published: 29th October 2015
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  10. Andean Waterways
    Andean Waterways explores the politics of natural resource use in the Peruvian Andes in the context of climate change and neoliberal expansion. It does so through careful ethnographic analysis of the constitution of waterways,... Learn More
    Published: 29th May 2015
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  11. Ecological Nationalisms
    The works presented in this collection take environmental scholarship in South Asia into novel territory by exploring how questions of national identity become entangled with environmental concerns in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan,... Learn More
    Published: 7th July 2014
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  12. The Tropics and the Traveling Gaze
    Offers a new interpretation of the history of colonial India and a critical contribution to the understanding of environmental history and the tropical world. Arnold considers the ways in which India’s material environment became... Learn More
    Published: 28th February 2006
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  13. Puer Tea

    Puer Tea

    Ancient Caravans and Urban Chic

    Written by Jinghong Zhang, Series edited by K. Sivaramakrishnan

    Series Culture, Place, and Nature

    University of Washington Press

    Puer tea has been grown for centuries in the “Six Great Tea Mountains” of Yunnan Province, and in imperial China it was a prized commodity, traded to Tibet by horse or mule caravan via the so-called Tea Horse Road and presented... Learn More
    Published: 26th September 2013
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  14. Enclosed
    This impassioned and rigorous analysis of the territorial plight of the Q'eqchi Maya of Guatemala highlights an urgent problem for indigenous communities around the world - repeated displacement from their lands. Liza Grandia... Learn More
    Published: 15th March 2012
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  15. Forests of Belonging
    Forests of Belonging examines the history and ongoing transformation of ethnic and social relationships among four distinct communities--Bangando, Baka, Bakwéle, and Mbomam--in the Lobéké forest region of southeastern Cameroon.... Learn More
    Published: 27th July 2011
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  16. Tahiti Beyond the Postcard
    Winner of the 2013 ICAS Book Prize (Social Sciences)The “Tahiti” that most people imagine - white-sand beaches, turquoise lagoons, and beautiful women - is a product of 18th century European romanticism and persists today... Learn More
    Published: 31st January 2011
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