Globalization and Indigenous Peoples in Asia: Changing the Local-Global Interface

Dev Nathan, Govind Kelkar, Pierre Walter
SAGE Publications India, 8 sept. 2004 - 348 pages
`[This book offers] interesting empirical data to support or question a number of gender and women-related assumptions... This book will provide evidence, if need be, to those protagonists of a "natural" determination of gender roles' - Development and Change

Globalization has profoundly affected both the ways of life and the livelihoods of indigenous peoples worldwide. The 12 original essays in this book are based on fieldwork conducted in India, China, Nepal and parts of the Himalaya-Hindukush region. In the first section the contributors explore the possibility of devising a more democratic and equitable alternative for indigenous peoples within the process of globalization. The essays in the second section discuss the changes in the social and economic systems of the indigenous peoples that have resulted from the transition to a market economy. The contributors to this volume demonstrate how new forms of community and continued non-market access to critical productive resources—for example, land and forests—would allow for a greater and more equitable spread of the benefits of globalization and simultaneously address some of its negative features including increased male domination.


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Table des matières

Environmental Services and the Case for Local Forest Management
Indigenous Communities Knowledge of Local Ecological Services
Forest Management and Terraced Agriculture a Case Study of the Hani of the Ailao Mountains Yunnan China
Water in the Lashi Watershed Lijiang Yunnan China
Impact of the State Logging Ban in Meghalaya India
Market and the Transition from Communal to Private Property
Tourism and Forest Management among the Hani in Xishuangbanna China
Tourism and Gender Relations in Lijiang China
Leasehold Forestry for Livelihoods of the Poor in Nepal
External Trade and Development of Upland Peoples in the HimalayaHindukush
About the Editors and Contributors

Timber and Local Accumulation in China

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À propos de l'auteur (2004)

Dev Nathan, an economist by training, is, Senior Visiting Fellow, Institute for Human Development, New Delhi. He is also a columnist and a regular contributor to the Economic and Political Weekly. Dr Nathan has previously co-authored Gender and Tribe: Women, Land and Forests (1991), Assessment of Rural Poverty in Asia and the Pacific (2002), edited From Tribe to Caste (1997), and co-edited Gender Relations in Forest Societies in Asia: Patriarchy at Odds (2003). Dr Nathan frequently serves as a consultant to IFAD, Rome, several UN organizations and ICIMOD, Kathmandu, on issues of rural poverty and the development of indigenous peoples.

Govind Kelkar is Coordinator, IFAD–UNIFEM Gender Mainstreaming Programme in Asia, New Delhi, and the founding Editor of the journal Gender, Technology and Development. She has previously taught at Delhi University, the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, and the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand where she also founded the graduate programme in Gender and Development Studies. Dr Kelkar has previously co-authored Gender and Tribe: Women, Land and Forests (1991), and co-edited Feminist Challenges in the Information Age (2002), and Gender Relations in Forest Societies in Asia: Patriarchy at Odds (2003). Dr Kelkar is a frequent consultant to IFAD, Rome, UNIFEM, New Delhi and other UN organizations on mainstreaming gender in development besides being a keynote speaker at many related conferences.

Pierre Walter is Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Dr Walter’s research interests include literacy, immigrant and extension education, comparative education and policy studies, alternative education, Asian studies and gender and development. He has contributed numerous articles to leading scholarly journals, besides serving as an Assistant Editor of Gender, Technology and Development. He has co-edited Gender Relations in Forest Societies in Asia: Patriarchy at Odds (2003).

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