Forest and Labor in Madagascar Forest and Labor in Madagascar

Forest and Labor in Madagascar Forest and Labor in Madagascar : From Colonial Concession to Global Biosphere from Colonial Concession to Global Biosphere

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Protecting the unique plants and animals that live on Madagascar while fueling economic growth has been a priority for the Malagasy state, international donors, and conservation NGOs since the late 1980s. Forest and Labor in Madagascar shows how poor rural workers who must make a living from the forest balance their needs with the desire of the state to earn foreign revenue from ecotourism and forest-based enterprises. Genese Marie Sodikoff examines how the appreciation and protection of Madagascar's biodiversity depend on manual labor. She exposes the moral dilemmas workers face as both conservation representatives and peasant farmers by pointing to the hidden costs of ecological conservation.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 272 pages
  • Indiana University Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 0253005841
  • 9780253005847

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"Brings a whole new angle and nuance to the crucial debates over conservation and development. Applicable not just to lush, humid eastern Madagascar, but all around the globe." --Christian Kull, Monash University--Christian Kull, Monash Universityshow more

About Genese Marie Sodikoff

Genese Marie Sodikoff is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Rutgers University, Newark. She is editor of The Anthropology of Extinction: Essays on Culture and Species Death (IUP, 2011).show more

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