Taking Southeast Asia to Market / Edition 1

Taking Southeast Asia to Market / Edition 1

by Joseph Nevins
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0801474337

ISBN-13: 9780801474330

Pub. Date: 05/01/2008

Publisher: Cornell University Press

Recent changes in the global economy and in Southeast Asian national political economies have led to new forms of commodity production and new commodities. Using insights from political economy and commodity studies, the essays in Taking Southeast Asia to Market trace the myriad ways recent alignments among producers, distributors, and consumers are affecting people

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Recent changes in the global economy and in Southeast Asian national political economies have led to new forms of commodity production and new commodities. Using insights from political economy and commodity studies, the essays in Taking Southeast Asia to Market trace the myriad ways recent alignments among producers, distributors, and consumers are affecting people and nature throughout the region. In case studies ranging from coffee and hardwood products to mushroom pickers and Vietnamese factory workers, the authors detail the Southeast Asian articulations of these processes while also discussing the broader implications of these shifts. Taken together, the cases show how commodities illuminate the convergence of changing social forces in Southeast Asia today, as they transform the terms, practices, and experiences of everyday life and politics in the global economy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801474330
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Commoditization in Southeast Asia
by Joseph Nevins and Nancy Lee Peluso

Part I. New Commodities, Scales, and Sources of Capital

1. Contingent Commodities: Mobilizing Labor in and beyond Southeast Asian Forests
by Anna Tsing

2. What's New with the Old? Scalar Dialectics and the Reorganization of Indonesia’s Timber Industry
by Paul K. Gellert

3. Contesting "Flexibility": Networks of Place, Gender, and Class in Vietnamese Workers’ Resistance
by Angie Ngọc Trần

4. Worshipping Work: Producing Commodity Producers in Contemporary Indonesia
by Daromir Rudnyckyj

Part II. New Enclosures and Territorializations

5. China and the Production of Forestlands in Lao PDR: A Political Ecology of Transnational Enclosure
by Keith Barney

6. Water Power: Machines, Modernizers, and Meta-Commoditization on the Mekong River
by David Biggs
7. Contested Commodifications: Struggles over Nature in a National Park
by Tania Murray Li

8 Sovereignty in Burma after the Entrepreneurial Turn: Mosaics of Control, Commodified Spaces, and Regulated Violence in Contemporary Burma
by Ken MacLean

Part III. New Markets, New Socionatures, New Actors

9. Old Markets, New Commodities: Aquarian Capitalism in Indonesia
by Dorian Fougères

10. Production of People and Nature, Rice, and Coffee: The Semendo People in South Sumatra and Lampung
by Lesley Potter

11. The Message Is the Market: Selling Biotechnology and Nation in Malaysia
by Sandra Smeltzer

12. New Concepts, New Natures? Revisiting Commodity Production in Southern Thailand
by Peter Vandergeest

Concluding Comparisons: Products and Processes of Commoditization in Southeast Asia
by Joseph Nevins and Nancy Lee Peluso

Notes
References
List of Contributors
Index

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