Book 2010

Beyond the Biophysical

Knowledge, Culture, and Politics in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management


ISBN: 978-90-481-8825-3 (Print) 978-90-481-8826-0 (Online)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii

  2. Beyond Biophysical Assumptions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 24-24

    2. Chapter

      Pages 1-21

      Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, and “Development” Beyond the Biophysical

    3. Chapter

      Pages 25-48

      Beyond the Invisible: Finding the Social Relevance of Soil Nutrient Balances in Southern Mali

    4. Chapter

      Pages 49-71

      The “Demonization” of Rainforest Migrants, or: What Conservation Means to Poor Colonist Farmers

    5. Chapter

      Pages 73-97

      Beyond Biodiversity: Culture in Agricultural Biodiversity Conservation in the Himalayan Foothills

    6. Chapter

      Pages 99-125

      Local Knowledge and Scientific Perceptions: Questions of Validity in Environmental Knowledge

  3. Power Dynamics at the “Development Interface”

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 128-128

    2. Chapter

      Pages 129-148

      “Opting Out”: A Case Study of Smallholder Rejection of Research in Western Kenya

    3. Chapter

      Pages 149-166

      Natural Resource Management in an Urban Context: Rethinking the Concepts of “Community” and “Participation” with Street Traders in Durban, South Africa

    4. Chapter

      Pages 167-191

      The Deliberative Scientist: Integrating Science and Politics in Forest Resource Governance in Nepal

    5. Chapter

      Pages 193-214

      Common Property Regimes: Taking a Closer Look at Resource Access, Authorization, and Legitimacy

  4. Institutional Disjunctures and Innovations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 216-216

    2. Chapter

      Pages 217-239

      Innovative Farmers, Non-adapting Institutions: A Case Study of the Organization of Agroforestry Research in Malawi

    3. Chapter

      Pages 241-255

      Framing Participation in Agricultural and Natural Resource Management Research

    4. Chapter

      Pages 257-281

      Anthro-Apology? Negotiating Space for Interdisciplinary Collaboration and In-Depth Anthropology in the CGIAR

    5. Chapter

      Pages 283-294

      Who Is Fooling Whom? Participation, Power, and Interest in Rural Development

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 295-301