Nature Unbound: Conservation, Capitalism and the Future of Protected Areas

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Overview

This groundbreaking volume is the first comprehensive, critical examination of the rise of protected areas and their current social and economic position in our world. It examines the social impacts of protected areas, the conflicts that surround them, the alternatives to them and the conceptual categories they impose.
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'Environmental conservation is pervasive and contentious. Nature Unbound does more than summarize its history and characteristics; it also, crucially, transcends the contention by analysing conservation in terms that will re-shape the debate. The authors ask about the gains and losses of conservation, and how they are distributed. In answering these questions, they offer a persuasive description of the institutions and practices of conservation in an unequal, capitalist world.' James G. Carrier, Oxford Brookes University and Indiana University 'This is an exciting book that summarises the debates about conservation with clarity and depth, but takes them several stages further to confront the reader to recognise the many ways in which conservation practices shape and are shaped by contemporary capitalism. It deserves to be read in New Zealand, where conservation, like anywhere else, is anything but unproblematic. It is, however, frequently constructed as such: to the extent that we seem often to lack the analytical tools to engage in proper debate. In contrast, this book provides plenty.' New Zealand Geographer

'Due to its wide range of topics, Nature Unbound is an excellent introduction to critical perspectives on conservation. Furthermore, the organization of every chapter makes it possible to read each of them separately without losing sight of the central argument.' – Alejandro Camargo, PhD candidate in Geography, Syracuse University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844074402
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/28/2008
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Brockington is Senior Lecturer at the Institute for Development Policy and Management, Manchester University, UK. Rosaleen Duffy is Professor of International Politics at Manchester University, UK and author of A Trip Too Far (2002). Jim Igoe is Assistant Professor at the Department of Anthropology, Dartmouth College, USA.

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Table of Contents


List of Figures, Tables and Boxes
1 Nature Unbound 1
2 Histories and Geographies of Protected Areas 17
3 The Imperatives for Conservation 47
4 The Power of Parks 63
5 Local Management of Natural Resources 87
6 Conservation and Indigenous Peoples 113
7 The Spread of Tourist Habitat 131
8 International Conservation 149
9 Conservation and Capitalism 175 References 203 Index 239
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