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Participatory Research in Conservation and Rural Livelihoods: Doing Science Together starts from the understanding that all people create knowledge and that the creation of sustainable livelihoods and of conditions that protect and sustain rural ecosystems are interrelated. Interdependent science, that is, science undertaken collaboratively by local and professional scientists, can create new knowledge to achieve conservation goals. Here local experts and professional researchers write independently about the participatory research processes through which they created new knowledge together. They demonstrate that interdependent science can produce more accurate and locally appropriate data, while frankly addressing persisting issues such as unequal power, whose knowledge and what ways of knowing count, whose voice can be heard or appear in print, and other dilemmas of this practice. Conservation scientists and practitioners will both benefit from reading this book.
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Editorial Reviews

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"I would recommend this book for all researchers and students about to undertake research that involves local communities." (Austral Ecology and Ecological Management & Restoration, 2011)

"The true strength of the book lies in its focus on the quality of research partnerships and the power of these relationships to address social justice issues as they relate to conservation and rural livelihoods." (Ecoscience, June 2010)"Overall, the book is an engaging collection of convincing cases for participatory methods in resource commons research. The book will be especially useful for graduate students as the cases clearly address pros and cons of participatory approaches, and were written by student practitioners." (The International Journal of the Commons, October 2009)

"Participatory Research in Conservation and Rural Livelihoods is brilliant, passionate, and inspiring. Fortmann and her contributors carefully qualify and complicate the distinctions between knowing and doing, between civil science and conventional science, and between communities and researchers. In so doing, they impart new richness and complexity to discussions of participatory research and forge a model of deep collaboration that tirelessly confronts difficult questions of power, inclusion, reciprocity, voice, and expertise while successfully blurring the border between natural and social sciences."
Richa Nagar, University of Minnesota, co-author of Playing with Fire

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405187329
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/14/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 316
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Louise Fortmann is a Professor of Natural Resource Sociology and holds the Rudy Grah Chair in Forestry and Sustainable Development in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California at Berkeley.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Marshall W. Murphree Murphree, Marshall W.

Introduction Doing Science Together Louise Fortmann Fortmann, Louise 1

1 How Participatory Research Convinced a Sceptic Robin Buruchara Buruchara, Robin 18

2 Sharing in Innovation: Reflections on a Partnership to Improve Livelihoods and Resource Conservation in the Honduran Hillsides Sally Humphries Humphries, Sally Jose Jimenez Jimenez, Jose Fredy Sierra Sierra, Fredy Omar Gallardo Gallardo, Omar 36

3 Campesinos Cientificios: Farmer Philosophies on Participatory Research Dionisia Corea Corea, Dionisia Ana Rosa Estrada Estrada, Ana Rosa Reinaldo Funez Funez, Reinaldo Isidora Garcia Garcia, Isidora Claros Gomez Gomez, Claros Maria Guada Guada, Maria Bonifacio Gutierrez Gutierrez, Bonifacio Angel Hernandez Hernandez, Angel Jose Amado Hernandez Hernandez, Jose Amado Melvin Hernandez Hernandez, Melvin Nora Hernandez Hernandez, Nora Wilmer Hernandez Hernandez, Wilmer Cayetana Herrera Herrera, Cayetana Gavina Herrera Herrera, Gavina Jose Santos Herrera Herrera, Jose Santos Juan Pedro Herrera Herrera, Juan Pedro Toribia Herrera Herrera, Toribia Marco Lopez Lopez, Marco Diogenes Matute Matute, Diogenes Hilda Mencia Mencia, Hilda Rosalio Mencia Mencia, Rosalio Luis Alonso Meza Meza, Luis Alonso Manuel Meza Meza, Manuel Enrique Murillo Murillo, Enrique Heladia Murillo Murillo, Heladia Amalia Nunez Nunez, Amalia Ubaldo Olvera Olvera, Ubaldo Andrea Orellana Orellana, Andrea Damiana Perez Perez, Damiana Simeona Perez Perez, Simeona Lauren Classen Classen, Lauren 55

4 Retracing the Trail to Wisdom: Doing Science Together in Cibecue Jonathan W. Long Long, Jonathan W. 70

5 The Land has Wisdom Benrita 'Mae' Burnette Burnette,Benrita 'Mae' Judy DeHose DeHose, Judy 84

6 What Makes a Scientist? Studying the Impacts of Harvest in the Pacific Northwest Heidi L. Ballard Ballard, Heidi L. 98

7 'She Fell Out of the Sky': Salal Harvesters' Reflections on Participatory Research Don Collins Collins, Don Juan Cruz Cruz, Juan Bob Smith Smith, Bob Members of the Northwest Research and Harvester Association 115

8 'Research Sounds so Big ...': Collaborative Inquiry with Women in Drevdagen, Sweden Seema Arora-Jonsson Arora-Jonsson, Seema 130

9 For oss ar naturen en lisa for sjalen (Where Peace Comes Dropping Slow): the Forests and Nature for Us Asa Bergelin Bergelin, Asa Margarita Emretsson Emretsson, Margarita Anne Lundgren Halvarsson Halvarsson, Anne Lundgren Ewa Halvarsson Halvarsson, Ewa Anna Ryen Ryen, Anna 146

10 From Participation to Partnership: Devolution, Forest Communities and CIFOR in Malinau, Indonesia Eva Wollenberg Wollenberg, Eva Ramses Iwan Iwan, Ramses Godwin Limberg Limberg, Godwin Moira Moeliono Moeliono, Moira Made Sudana Sudana, Made Asung Uluk Uluk, Asung Njau Anau Anau, Njau Miriam van Heist van Heist, Miriam 162

11 Malinau Villagers' Relationship with CIFOR: High Hopes, Unmet Expectations and Trusted Confidante Ramses Iwan Iwan, Ramses Steve Rhee Rhee, Steve 178

12 Rediscovering Participation: Reflections on the Mhondoro Tree Project Nontokozo Nemarundwe Nemarundwe, Nontokozo Louise Fortmann Fortmann, Louise 195

13 Unofanira Kuzvininipisa (You have to be Humble) Gift Chidari Chidari, Gift Francisca Chirambaguwa Chirambaguwa, Francisca Patricia Matsvimbo Matsvimbo, Patricia Wisdom Muza Muza, Wisdom 209

14 New Seeds, New Selves, New Societies: Rural Women's Reflections on Participatory Research in Plant Breeding Elicelda Guardado Martinez Martinez, Elicelda Guardado Lastenia Mendez Mendez, Lastenia Leonarda Ramos Mejia Mejia, Leonarda Ramos Jennifer Casolo Casolo, Jennifer 224

15 Conclusions Seema Arora-Jonsson Arora-Jonsson, Seema Heidi L. Ballard Ballard, Heidi L. Robin Buruchara Buruchara, Robin Jennifer Casolo Casolo, Jennifer Lauren Classen Classen, Lauren Judy DeHose DeHose, Judy Margareta Emretsson Emretsson, Margareta Louise Fortmann Fortmann, Louise Anne Lundgren Halvarsson Halvarsson, Anne Lundgren Ewa Halvarsson Halvarsson, Ewa Sally Humphries Humphries, Sally Jonathan W. Long Long, Jonathan W. Marshall W. Murphree Murphree, Marshall W. Nontokozo Nemarundwe Nemarundwe, Nontokozo Anne Olssen Olssen, Anne Steve Rhee Rhee, Steve Anna Ryen Ryen, Anna Carl Wilmsen Wilmsen, Carl Eva Wollenberg Wollenberg, Eva 245

App. A Publications from the Participatory Research Projects 266

Index 275

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