Development's Displacements: Economies, Ecologies, and Cultures at Risk

Development's Displacements: Economies, Ecologies, and Cultures at Risk


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ISBN-13: 9780774812061
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 08/15/2007
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Peter Vandergeest is an associate professor of sociology and Director of the York Centre for Asian Research at York University. Pablo Idahosa is an associate professor in social sciences and Coordinator of the African Studies Program, York University. Pablo S. Bose is a lecturer in the International Development Studies Program at Trent University and a research associate with the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University.

Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroduction / Peter Vandergeest, Pablo Idahosa and Pablo Bose

Part 1: Displacement, Multinationals, and the State1. Who Defines Displacement? The Operation of the World Bank Involuntary Resettlement Policy in a Large Mining Project / David Szablowski2. Gendered Implications: Development-Induced Displacement in the Sudan / Amani El-Jack3. Uprooting Communities and Reconfiguring Rural Landscapes: Industrial Tree Plantations and Displacement in Sarawak, Malaysia and Eastern Thailand / Keith Barney

Part 2: Displacement and Neoliberalism4. Enforcement and/or Empowerment? Different displacements induced by neoliberal water policies in Thailand / Michelle Kooy5. Displacements in Neoliberal Land Reforms: Producing Tenure (In)Securities in Laos and Thailand / Peter Vandergeest6. Contested Territories: Development, Displacement and Social Movements in Colombia / Sheila Gruner7. Dams, Development and Displacement: The Narmada Valley Development Projects / Pablo S. Bose

Part 3: Conservation and Displacement8. Upon Whose terms? The Displacement of Afro-Descendant Communities in the Creation of Costa Rica’s National Park / Colette Murray9. Entanglements: Campesinos and Indigenous Tenure Insecurities on the Honduran North Coast / Sharlene Mollett

Conclusion / Peter Vandergeest, Pablo Idahosa, and Pablo S. BoseContributorsIndex

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