Indians, Markets, and Rainforests: Theoretical, Comparative, and Quantitative Explorations in the Neotropics

Indians, Markets, and Rainforests: Theoretical, Comparative, and Quantitative Explorations in the Neotropics

by Ricardo Godoy

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231117852
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 07/25/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ricardo A. Godoy is a visiting professor in the Sustainable International Development Program, Heller Graduate School, and research associate in the Department of Anthropology at Brandeis University. He is the author of Small-Scale Mining and Agriculture in Highland Bolivia.

Table of Contents

Part 1. The Question, the Research Design, and the People
1. The Question and Its Significance
2. Comparing Approaches
3. Research Design
4. Ethnographic Sketches
Part 2. The Findings
5. Forest Clearance: Income, Technology, and Private Time Preference
6. Game Consumption, Income, and Prices: Empirical Estimates and Implications for Conservation
7. Chayanov and Netting: What Does Demography Matter?
8. Chayanov and Sahlins on Work and Leisure
9. Human Health: Does It Worsen with markets?
10. Mishaps, Savings, and Reciprocity
11. Trade and Cognition: On the Growth and Loss of Knowledge
12. Time Preference, Markets, and the Evolution of Social Inequality
Part 3. What We Have Learned
13. Conclusions

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