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Yet by the s, they had begun to conserve their forests carefully. The empirics here are so compelling that I imagine few studies will ever demonstrate this principle as thoroughly as Agrawal does. Identity, Captivity and Emergent Forms of Life. In his assessment, the fields of conservation biology, environmental anthropology, environmental ethics, environmental sociology, historical ecology, and social ecology are of little help, since their main purpose appears to be to convince mainstream historians, sociologists, political scientists, and anthropologists of the benefits to their disciplines of paying greater attention to the environment.

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Review: Environmentality: Technologies of Government and the Making of Subjects by Arun Agrawal

Science Logic and Mathematics. In his innovative historical and political study, Arun Agrawal analyzes this striking transformation. Regulation is more comprehensive but less costly, more modulated but less visible, more autonomous but more continuous, more precise, and perhaps, for that reason, more humane.

Such an understanding is relevant far beyond Kumaon: Sign In or Create an Account. Agrawal brings environment and development studies, new institutional economics, and Foucauldian theories of power and subjectivity to bear on his ethnographical and historical research.

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Agrawal does a truly remarkable job off showing how social capital is actually formed through the production and management of a certain kind of self. One only wishes the message were in a language and form that would draw in policy and advocacy readers, not just scholars. He is the author of Greener Pastures: Drawing upon extensive fieldwork and archival research of forest protection in forty villages of Kumaon in Northern India, Arun Agrawal, Associate Professor in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Michigan, traces how these rural communities came to be willing and active agents of decentralized environmental regulation and to embrace principles of forest conservation.

Only feminist environmentalists aside from scholars who focus on indigenous peoples pay adequate attention to identity—with the drawback that their concern is strictly with gender. Ethics and International Affairs 19 3 It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

In his innovative historical and political study, Arun Agrawal analyzes this striking transformation. This is that rare work that combines the longer view with a sense of the immediate and the intimate. Inside the Regulatory Community 6.

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Francesco Marangoni – – Polis: Gregory Barton; A run A grawal. Carefully laying out his interview data, Agrawal shows how variations in the forms of monitoring and enforcement across forest councils consistently produced variations in the willingness of the individual to participate in regulation—the villagers who participate more in monitoring, either through labor or money, also express the greatest interest in forest preservation.

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Using carefully constructed arguments, Agrawal successfully achieves his purpose of creating a framework for environmental policy analysis. Sign up for Subject Matters email updates to receive discounts, new book announcements, and more.

Such an understanding is relevant far beyond Kumaon: The Politics ot Nature and the Making. People come to act in response to a situation about which they often have little control. Yet by the s, they had begun to conserve their forests carefully.

In the concluding chapter, Agrawal acknowledges scholarly contributions to environmental politics and so helps his readers to navigate the environmental studies literature. Agriculture, Livelihoods, and Globalization: This book offers an insightful critique of the assumptions that both the state and peasant resistance are monolithic. Politics, Institutions, and Subjectivities 87 4. Technologies of Government and the Making of Subjects’ mainly examines the pragmatic relationship between environmental governance structures, the form of In experiencing that act and its outcome they often find that earlier beliefs were mistaken, and they change them.

One only wishes the message was in a language and form that would easily draw in policy and advocacy readers, not just scholars. At the same technoologies he highlights the shortcomings of these approaches in their failure to focus adequately on the changes in actions and beliefs of environmental subjects.