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  • Popplestone, Ann
    ... From: Joe Heyman [SMTP:jmheyman@MTU.EDU] Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 1999 12:57 PM To: ANTHRO-L@LISTSERV.ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU
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      From: Joe Heyman [SMTP:jmheyman@...] <mailto:[SMTP:jmheyman@...]>
      Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 1999 12:57 PM
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      Subject: new issue of Journal of Political Ecology now on web

      This should be helpful to some users of this list with interests in
      ecology, development, political economy, etc. Please forgive the
      cross-postings. Joe
      Volume 5 of the Journal of Political Ecology has been sent to members of
      the Political Ecology Society. It is also *available on the web* at
      <http://www.library.arizona.edu/ej/jpe> Here is a list of the main
      articles with abstracts. There are also book reviews posted on-line.
      The Value of a River
      J. Stephen Lansing, Philip S. Lansing and Juliet S. Erazo
      The Skokomish river was once the most productive salmon river in Puget
      Sound, but since 1926 the North Fork Skokomish has been diverted for
      hydropower. The Skokomish tribe has fought unsuccessfully to restore natural
      flows. At issue is the "non-market value" of the river's biological
      productivity. The value of the river as "natural capital" for the tribe is
      analyzed from an historical, ethnographic, and ecological perspective.
      Keywords: non-market values, natural capital, salmon, Pacific Northwest,
      Skokomish, riverine ecology, ecosystem management.

      The Environmental Effects of Policy Change in the West African Savanna:
      Resettlement, Structural Adjustment and Conservation in Western Mali
      Dolores Koenig and Ti�man Diarra
      This article broadens analytic perspectives on the effects of government
      interventions by looking at the interaction of two distinct but simultaneous
      policy initiatives: involuntary resettlement and structural adjustment. Case
      study data from the Bafing valley in Mali show that simultaneous
      implementation of these two initiatives reinforced the economic growth of
      the zone but increased negative environmental effects. Key Words: Mali,
      resettlement, structural adjustment, sahel, environmental degradation,
      economic development, river basin development, privatization,

      Whose Knowledge, Whose nature? Biodiversity, Conservation, and the
      Political Ecology of Social Movements
      Arturo Escobar

      This paper proposes a framework for rethinking the conservation and
      appropriation of biological diversity from the perspective of social
      movements. It argues that biodiversity, although with concrete biophysical
      referents, is a discourse of recent origin. This discourse fosters a complex
      network of diverse actors, from international organizations and NGOs to
      local communities and social movements. Four views of biodiversity produced
      by this network (centered on global resource management, national
      sovereignity, biodemocracy, and cultural autonomy, respectively) are
      discussed in the first part of the paper. The second part focuses on the
      cultural autonomy perspective developed by social movements. It examines in
      detail the rise and development of the social movement of black communities
      in the Pacific rainforest region of Colombia. This movement, it is argued,
      articulates through their practice an entire political ecology of
      sustainability and conservation. The main elements of this political ecology
      are discussed and presented as a viable alternative to dominant frameworks.

      Lobster in the Rain Forest: The Political Ecology of Miskito Wage Labor and
      Agricultural Deforestation
      David J. Dodds

      A political ecological research orientation elucidates the effects of
      Miskito wage work in the Honduran lobster export industry. Miskito wage
      labor conserves local rain forest by displacing agricultural deforestation
      pressure into wages. These wages, however, are earned in an industry that
      depletes Caribbean lobster populations and which increases risk of injury
      and death to divers. Key words: political ecology; deforestation; swidden
      agriculture; fisheries; conservation

      jmheyman@... <mailto:jmheyman@...>
      Josiah McC. Heyman
      Associate Professor of Anthropology
      Department of Social Sciences
      Michigan Technological University
      1400 Townsend Dr.
      Houghton, MI 49931-1295 USA
      (906) 487-2116 FAX: (906) 487-2468

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