Bush Base, Forest Farm: Culture, Environment, and Development

1st Edition

Elisabeth Croll, David Parkin

Routledge
Published July 2, 1992
Reference - 276 Pages
ISBN 9780415066570 - CAT# RU9814

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Summary

Taking a unique anthropological apprach, Bush Base: Forest Farm explores the management of resources in third would development programmes. The contributors, all distinguished anthropologists with practical experience of development projects, focus on the role of human cultural imagination in the use of environmental resources. They challenge the traditional sharp distinction between human settlement and natual environment (farm or camp, forest or bush), and argue that development programmes should place at their centre an appreciation of people's cosmologies and cultural understandings.

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