Globalization and Indigenous Peoples in Asia
Changing the Local-global Interface
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Globalization and Indigenous Peoples in Asia by Dev Nathan
Book Description'[This book offers] interesting empirical data to support or question a number of gender and women-related assumptions...This book will provide evidence, if need be, to those protagonists of a "natural" determination of gender roles' - Development and Change Globalization has profoundly affected both the ways of life and the livelihoods of indigenous peoples worldwide. The 12 original essays in this book are based on fieldwork conducted in India, China, Nepal and parts of the Himalaya-Hindukush region. In the first section the contributors explore the possibility of devising a more democratic and equitable alternative for indigenous peoples within the process of globalization. The essays in the second section discuss the changes in the social and economic systems of the indigenous peoples that have resulted from the transition to a market economy. The contributors to this volume demonstrate how new forms of community and continued non-market access to critical productive resources--for example, land and forests--would allow for a greater and more equitable spread of the benefits of globalization and simultaneously address some of its negative features including increased male domination.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761932536
(216mm x 140mm x 23mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 8-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Dev Nathan
Markets and Indigenous Peoples in Asia, Hardback (November 2012)
This book examines how development projects affect indigenous people in six developing Asian countries including India and China. The multi-sited analysis looks at broader issues of indigenous peoples' development.
International Trade and Global Civil Society, Hardback (June 2008)
Challenges the dominant tendency of civil society to negate international trade as such. This work argues that it is necessary to frame differentiated trade rules based on levels of economic development, and also to shift from subsidies to shore up uncompetitive livelihoods to productivity-enhancing investments.
Gender Relations in Forest Societies in Asia, Hardback (November 2003)» View all books by Dev Nathan
Based on 12 studies of forest-dwelling indigenous peoples in South and South East Asia, this work seeks to plug the gaps in existing studies on forest management in Asia, which pay scant attention to the role of women or gender relations. It posits that gender relations are crucial in the management of land and forests.
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Author Biography - Dev Nathan
Dev Nathan, an economist by training, is, Senior Visiting Fellow, Institute for Human Development, New Delhi. He is also a columnist and a regular contributor to the Economic and Political Weekly. Dr Nathan has previously co-authored Gender and Tribe: Women, Land and Forests (1991), Assessment of Rural Poverty in Asia and the Pacific (2002), edited From Tribe to Caste (1997), and co-edited Gender Relations in Forest Societies in Asia: Patriarchy at Odds (2003). Dr Nathan frequently serves as a consultant to IFAD, Rome, several UN organizations and ICIMOD, Kathmandu, on issues of rural poverty and the development of indigenous peoples. Govind Kelkar is Coordinator, IFAD-UNIFEM Gender Mainstreaming Programme in Asia, New Delhi, and the founding Editor of the journal Gender, Technology and Development. She has previously taught at Delhi University, the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, and the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand where she also founded the graduate programme in Gender and Development Studies. Dr Kelkar has previously co-authored Gender and Tribe: Women, Land and Forests (1991), and co-edited Feminist Challenges in the Information Age (2002), and Gender Relations in Forest Societies in Asia: Patriarchy at Odds (2003). Dr Kelkar is a frequent consultant to IFAD, Rome, UNIFEM, New Delhi and other UN organizations on mainstreaming gender in development besides being a keynote speaker at many related conferences. Pierre Walter is Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Dr Walter's research interests include literacy, immigrant and extension education, comparative education and policy studies, alternative education, Asian studies and gender and development. He has contributed numerous articles to leading scholarly journals, besides serving as an Assistant Editor of Gender, Technology and Development. He has co-edited Gender Relations in Forest Societies in Asia: Patriarchy at Odds (2003).
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