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By K. Sivaramakrishnan

Agrarian Environments questions the dichotomies that experience dependent prior analyses of environmental tactics in India and gives a brand new means of taking a look at the connection among agrarian transformation and environmental switch. The participants declare that makes an attempt to provide an explanation for environmental conflicts when it comes to the neighborhood as opposed to the worldwide, indigenous as opposed to outsiders, girls as opposed to males, or the group as opposed to the marketplace or kingdom imprecise important dynamics of mobilization and association that severely impression suggestion and policy.
Editors Arun Agrawal and okay. Sivaramakrishnan declare that rural social switch in India can't be understood with out exploring how environmental alterations articulate significant facets of agrarian transformations—technological, cultural, and political—in the final centuries. with a purpose to learn those matters, they've got reached past the confines of unmarried disciplinary allegiances or methodological loyalties to assemble anthropologists, historians, political scientists, geographers, and environmental scientists who're considerably trained by way of interdisciplinary study. Drawing on vast box and archival study, the members reveal the robust political implications of blurring the limits among dichotomous cultural representations, mix conceptual analyses with particular case reports, and view why competing powers selected to stress specific representations of land use or social relatives. via delivering a extra textured research of ways different types emerge and alter, this paintings bargains the potential of growing the most important alliances throughout populations that experience traditionally been assumed to lack mutual goals.
Agrarian Environments should be useful to these in political technological know-how, Asian stories, and environmental studies.

Contributors. Arun Agrawal, Mark Baker, Molly Chattopadhyaya, Vinay Gidwani, Sumit Guha, Shubhra Gururani, Cecile Jackson, David Ludden, Haripriya Rangan, Paul Robbins, Vasant Saberwal, James C. Scott, ok. Sivaramakrishnan, Ajay Skaria, Jennifer Springer, Darren Zook

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