The Unquiet Woods / Edition 1

The Unquiet Woods / Edition 1

by Ramachandra Guha
     
 

Expanded Edition
This new, expanded edition of The Unquiet Woods, Ramachandra Guha's pathbreaking study of peasant movements against commercial forestry, offers a new epilogue that brings the story of Himalayan social protest up-to-date, reflecting the Chipko movement's continuing influence in the wider world. A new appendix charts the progress of

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Expanded Edition
This new, expanded edition of The Unquiet Woods, Ramachandra Guha's pathbreaking study of peasant movements against commercial forestry, offers a new epilogue that brings the story of Himalayan social protest up-to-date, reflecting the Chipko movement's continuing influence in the wider world. A new appendix charts the progress of environmental history in India. The bibliography and index have been revised and updated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520222359
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
02/01/2000
Edition description:
First Edition, Expanded Edition
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.63(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Expanded Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Acknowledgements
Glossary
Abbreviations
Map of Uttarakhand
1A Sociology of Domination and Resistance1
Two Approaches to the Study of Lower-Class Protest1
The Landscape of Resistance5
2The Mountains and their People9
Social Structure11
The Cultural Ecology of the Himalayans27
3Scientific Forestry and Social Change35
The Forests of Uttarakhand35
The Growth and Development of State Forestry in Uttarakhand37
Scientific Forestry and Social Control48
The Agenda of Scientific Forestry59
4Rebellion as Custom62
Raja and Praja in Tehri62
Early Resistance to Forest Management69
The Dhandak at Rawain, 193072
The Kisan Andolan, 1944-879
Elementary Aspects of Customary Rebellion89
5Rebellion as Confrontation99
Early Resistance to Forced Labour100
Early Resistance to Forest Management104
The Utar and Forest Movements of 1921110
Social Protest: 1921-42120
From Custom to Confrontation125
Nationalism and the Vanguard Party131
6The March of Commercial Forestry138
Ecological Change and the Money-Order Economy143
Fragments of a Pristine Consciousness: 'Community' Management148
7Chipko: Social History of an 'Environmental' Movement152
Chipko: Its Origins and Development153
The Badyargarh Andolan165
Custom and Confrontation in Chipko172
Chipko as an Environmental Movement177
8Peasants and 'History'185
The Unquiet Woods: Forest Conflicts in two Continents185
Against Eurocentricism191
Epilogue197
Appendix211
Bibliography223
Index240

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