Ethnic Diversity and the Control of Natural Resources in Southeast Asia

Subjects: Nature/Environment, Environmental Studies, Sociology, Natural Resources, Asian Studies, South/Southeast Asia
Hardcover : 9780891480433, 240 pages, 6 x 9, January 1988
Paperback : 9780891480440, 240 pages, 6 x 9, January 1988

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Eleven papers explore the ecological ramifications of ethnicity in Southeast Asia.


The authors consider the ways in which the high degree of ethnic diversity within the region is related to the nature of tropical Asian environments, on the one hand, and the nature of Southeast Asian political systems and the ways in which they manipulate natural resources, on the other. Rather than focus on defining the phenomenon of ethnicity, this book examines the different social evolutionary contexts in which the phenomenon is manifested. Companion volume to Cultural Values and Human Ecology in Southeast Asia (Michigan Papers no. 27).

A. Terry Rambo is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the East-West Center in Hawaii and Visiting Professor at Khon Kaen University.

Kathleen Gillogly is Associate Professor of Geography and Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin, Parkside.

Karl L. Hutterer is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and serves on several national and state boards of museum and non-profit organizations.