Indians, Markets, and Rainforests: Theoretical, Comparative, and Quantitative Explorations in the Neotropics

Indians, Markets, and Rainforests: Theoretical, Comparative, and Quantitative Explorations in the Neotropics

by Ricardo Godoy
     
 

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Booknews
Based on fieldwork in 65 Amerindian villages from 1992-98, this analysis probes the effects of economic development on the welfare of lowland indigenous people and the conservation of Latin American rain forests. After comparing study approaches by development economists, political economists, and anthropologists, Godoy (apparently an anthropologist at Harvard U.) discusses his cross-cultural, multivariate method drawing on Gross's culturist hypothesis and the Ricardian model of trade. He assesses the not always linear links between markets and inequality, social solidarity, and environmental degradation; and their policy implications. Appends the test administered of folk knowledge of flora and fauna. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Journal of Anthropological Research
[T]he book is a fantastic collection of information and ideas. It should be obligatory reading for the staff of all development and conservation governmental organizations and NGOs working in lowland South America.

— Kim Hill, University of New Mexico

Southeastern Naturalist
With very few quantitative studies addressing the question, the author explores issues of participation in a market economy and its benefits or harm to the conservation of tropical rainforest flora and fauna, and the direct impacts on indigenous peoples of those areas... Provides an insightful overview.

Journal of Anthropological Research - Kim Hill
[T]he book is a fantastic collection of information and ideas. It should be obligatory reading for the staff of all development and conservation governmental organizations and NGOs working in lowland South America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231505031
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
09/25/2012
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Ricardo A. Godoy is a visiting professor in the Sustainable International Development Program, Heller Graduate School, and research associate in the Department of Anthropology at Brandeis University. He is the author of Small-Scale Mining and Agriculture in Highland Bolivia.


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