Pamela J. Stewart, Andrew J. Strathern
October 10, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 80 Pages
ISBN 9781138315433 - CAT# K391239
Series: Routledge Focus on Environment and Sustainability
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By examining how small communities have dealt with forces of change and have sought to maintain themselves over time, this book offers pointers and lessons for conservation practices at all levels of society.
‘Sustainability’ has become an increasingly popular term as a signal of concerns with long-term environmental consequences of human actions. Sustainability as a goal has started to replace ‘development’ as a way of describing policies that go beyond the concept of increasing commercial production or making monetary profits from enterprises. By focusing on topical case histories on agricultural activity, stock-keeping, cash cropping, mining, and renewable energy, the authors highlight how ethnographic studies can and should inform policy decisions at both a local and global levels.
This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of applied anthropology, sociology, and development studies.
1. Conceptual Orientations
2. Perceptions and Practices in Papua New Guinea: the Duna Case
3. Arguments about the Commons
4. Traditional Conservation and Cash-Cropping in Papua New Guinea
5. Mining and its Effects in Papua New Guinea
7. Farming, Sustainability and Kinship
8. The Ends of Sustainability