The Forest People

The Forest People
Author: Colin Turnbull
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781473524170
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Release: 2015-10-01
Editor: Random House
Language: en

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The Forest People is an astonishingly intimate and life-enhancing account of a hunter-gatherer tribe living in harmony with nature -- and an all-time classic of anthropology. For three years, Colin Turnbull lived with an isolated group of Pygmies deep in the forest of the African Congo, experiencing their daily life first-hand. He attended their hunting parties and initiation ceremonies, witnessed their music and their rituals, observed their quarrels and love affairs. He documented them as an anthropologist but was accepted among them as a friend. A ground-breaking work in its time, The Forest People made him one of the most famous intellectuals of the 1960s and 1970s. It remains a transporting account of an earthly paradise and of a legendary and fascinating people. With a new foreword by Horatio Clare.

The Forest People without a Forest

The Forest People without a Forest
Author: Glory M. Lueong
Pages: 218
ISBN: 9781785333811
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Release: 2016-12-01
Editor: Berghahn Books
Language: en

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Development interventions often generate contradictions around questions of who benefits from development and which communities are targeted for intervention. This book examines how the Baka, who live in Eastern Cameroon, assert forms of belonging in order to participate in development interventions, and how community life is shaped and reshaped through these interventions. Often referred to as ‘forest people’, the Baka have witnessed many recent development interventions that include competing and contradictory policies such as ‘civilize’, assimilate and integrate the Baka into ‘full citizenship’, conserve the forest and wildlife resources, and preserve indigenous cultures at the verge of extinction.

Among the Forest People

Among the Forest People
Author: Clara Dillingham Pierson
Pages: 219
ISBN: HARVARD:HW2DK8
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Release: 1898
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Forest People

The Forest People
Author: Colin M. Turnbull
Pages: 329
ISBN:
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Release: 1962
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Mountain People

Mountain People
Author: Colin Turnbull
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0671640984
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Release: 1987-07-02
Editor: Touchstone
Language: en

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In "The Mountain People," Colin The Forest People" - describes the dehumanization of the Ik, African tribesmen who in less than three generations have deteriorated from being once-prosperous hunters to scattered bands of hostile, starving people whose only goal is individual survival. Forbidden by the Ugandan government to hunt game in the Kidepo National Park, the Ik are compelled to farm and forage for food in the barren mountain heights adjoining the park. Drought and starvation have made them a strange and heartless people, mistrustful of their own kind - their days occupied with constant competition and the search for food. Isolated from one another, each family is separated in its own compound within the village's fortress walls. And each family is itself divided: husbands, wives, and children remorselessly avoid helping one another find food. Sad, disturbing, and eloquently written, "The Mountain People" is a moving meditation on human nature, our capacity for goodness, and the fragility of human society. It is a brilliant, modern classic of anthropology.

Forests for People

Forests for People
Author: Anne M Larson,Deborah Barry,Ganga Ram Dahal
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781136543760
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Release: 2012-09-10
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

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Who has rights to forests and forest resources? In recent years governments in the South have transferred at least 200 million hectares of forests to communities living in and around them . This book assesses the experience of what appears to be a new international trend that has substantially increased the share of the world's forests under community administration. Based on research in over 30 communities in selected countries in Asia (India, Nepal, Philippines, Laos, Indonesia), Africa (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana) and Latin America (Bolivia, Brazil, Guatemala, Nicaragua), it examines the process and outcomes of granting new rights, assessing a variety of governance issues in implementation, access to forest products and markets and outcomes for people and forests . Forest tenure reforms have been highly varied, ranging from the titling of indigenous territories to the granting of small land areas for forest regeneration or the right to a share in timber revenues. While in many cases these rights have been significant, new statutory rights do not automatically result in rights in practice, and a variety of institutional weaknesses and policy distortions have limited the impacts of change. Through the comparison of selected cases, the chapters explore the nature of forest reform, the extent and meaning of rights transferred or recognized, and the role of authority and citizens' networks in forest governance. They also assess opportunities and obstacles associated with government regulations and markets for forest products and the effects across the cases on livelihoods, forest condition and equity. Published with CIFOR

The Forest People

The Forest People
Author: Colin Macmillan Turnbull
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0586084878
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Release: 1988
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Klassisk antropologisk studie af pygmæerne

The Forest People

The Forest People
Author: Jimmy Dilks
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9798637231379
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Release: 2020-04-14
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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What would happen if we removed all but a few humans from society? With 99.99% of the population mysteriously vanishing in the blink of an eye, how would humanity act? Would the survivors help each other, or would the Earth transform into a ruthless arena? Sometimes, it can prove to be a little of both...

Yanomami

Yanomami
Author: William Milliken,Bruce Albert,Gale Goodwin Gomez
Pages: 161
ISBN: UTEXAS:059173008336338
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Release: 1999
Editor: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A highly readable book about the remarkable relationship between a forest people and their environment.

Visits from the Forest People

Visits from the Forest People
Author: Julie Scott
Pages: 150
ISBN: 0937663190
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Release: 2011-01-01
Editor: Pine Winds Press
Language: en

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Julie Scott and the rest of the Scott family report on their experiences in Western Washington while sharing the forest surrounding their home with a group of Bigfoot, which Scott calls Forest People. The reports include several sightings and other evidence, interactions between the Scott family and the Forest People, and, amusingly, Bigfoot's uncanny ability to avoid being photographed despite the extensive efforts of a team of Bigfoot researchers. Julie includes her thoughts about the origins of Bigfoot, explanations for some of the difficulties in collecting evidence of Bigfoot, thoughts about the current state of Bigfoot research, and suggestions for establishing more effective communication between Bigfoot and humans.

The Forest People Africa s Pygmy Tribes Along the Congo River Their Hunter Gatherer Culture Village Customs and Bond with Nature

The Forest People  Africa s Pygmy Tribes Along the Congo River   Their Hunter Gatherer Culture  Village Customs and Bond with Nature
Author: Colin M. Turnbull
Pages: 182
ISBN: 1789872065
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Release: 2020-02-27
Editor: Pantianos Classics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the 1950s, anthropologist Colin Turnbull lived among the pygmies of the Congo river for three years - this is his account of life among the tribespeople. Adventurous as a young man, at the time he moved to the Congo Turnbull already had several years' experience of Africa and its rural cultures. Seeking to shed insight on the pygmy peoples for a wider audience, he sought a home in one of the villages and introduced himself to the locals. Quickly becoming popular in the locality for his courtesy and respectful manners, Turnbull kept a diary and took photographs of the locals, noting their customs and dynamics as a tribal community. The interplay between males and females of the tribe are detailed, with rivalries and conflicts between the younger pygmies. Marriage and the duties therein define the tribe, with complex customs existing between existing and prospective couples. As the tribes live as hunter gatherers, it is necessary for a number of men to be skilled in gathering meat, fruits and vegetables, together with honeycomb - a substance prized by the pygmies for its deliciousness. Turnbull does not bog down his narrative in academic jargon or complex nuance; rather we find an informal, at times even casual, account of life in a forest tribe. We receive a sense of the personalities and priorities accorded; this readability undoubtedly helps us better comprehend the pygmies' lives.

The Politics of Decentralization

The Politics of Decentralization
Author: Carol J. Pierce Colfer,Doris Capistrano
Pages: 322
ISBN: 9781849773218
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Release: 2005
Editor: Earthscan
Language: en

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Decentralization is sweeping the world and having dramatic and far-reaching impacts on resource management and livelihoods, particularly in forestry. This book is the most up-to-date examination of the themes, experiences and lessons learned from decentralization worldwide. Drawing on research and support from all of the major international forestry and conservation organizations, the book provides a balanced account that covers the impact of decentralization on resource management worldwide, and provides comparative global insights with wide implications for policy, management, conservation and resource use and planning. Topics covered include forest governance in federal systems, democratic decentralization of forests and natural resources, paths and pitfalls in decentralization and biodiversity conservation in decentralized forests. The book provides in-depth case studies of decentralization from Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia, Russia, Scotland, Switzerland, Uganda and the US, as well as highlights from federal countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, India and Malaysia. It also addresses the critical links between the state, forests, communities and power relations in a range of regions and circumstances, and provides case examples of how decentralization has been viewed and experienced by communities in Guatemala, Philippines and Zimbabwe. The Politics of Decentralization is state-of-the-art coverage of decentralization and is essential for practitioners, academics and policy-makers across forestry and the full spectrum of natural resource management.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals
Author: Pia Katila,Carol J. Pierce Colfer,Wil de Jong,Glenn Galloway,Pablo Pacheco,Georg Winkel
Pages: 652
ISBN: 9781108486996
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Release: 2019-12-12
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A global assessment of potential and anticipated impacts of efforts to achieve the SDGs on forests and related socio-economic systems. This title is available as Open Access via Cambridge Core.

Families of the Forest

Families of the Forest
Author: Allen Johnson
Pages: 275
ISBN: 0520936299
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Release: 2003-04-15
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

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The idea of a family level society, discussed and disputed by anthropologists for nearly half a century, assumes moving, breathing form in Families of the Forest. According to Allen Johnson’s deft ethnography, the Matsigenka people of southeastern Peru cannot be understood or appreciated except as a family level society; the family level of sociocultural integration is for them a lived reality. Under ordinary circumstances, the largest social units are individual households or small extended-family hamlets. In the absence of such "tribal" features as villages, territorial defense and warfare, local or regional leaders, and public ceremonials, these people put a premium on economic self-reliance, control of aggression within intimate family settings, and freedom to believe and act in their own perceived self-interest. Johnson shows how the Matsigenka, whose home is the Amazon rainforest, are able to meet virtually all their material needs with the skills and labor available to the individual household. They try to raise their children to be independent and self-reliant, yet in control of their emotional, impulsive natures, so that they can get along in intimate, cooperative living groups. Their belief that self-centered impulsiveness is dangerous and self-control is fulfilling anchors their moral framework, which is expressed in abundant stories and myths. Although, as Johnson points out, such people are often described in negative terms as lacking in features of social and cultural complexity, he finds their small-community lifestyle efficient, rewarding, and very well adapted to their environment.

Forest of Tigers

Forest of Tigers
Author: Annu Jalais
Pages: 268
ISBN: 9781136198687
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Release: 2014-06-03
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

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Acclaimed for its unique ecosystem and Royal Bengal tigers, the mangrove islands that comprise the Sundarbans area of the Bengal delta are the setting for this pioneering anthropological work. The key question that the author explores is: what do tigers mean for the islanders of the Sundarbans? The diverse origins and current occupations of the local population produce different answers to this question – but for all, ‘the tiger question’ is a significant social marker. Far more than through caste, tribe or religion, the Sundarbans islanders articulate their social locations and interactions by reference to the non-human world – the forest and its terrifying protagonist, the man-eating tiger. The book combines rich ethnography on a little-known region with contemporary theoretical insights to provide a new frame of reference to understand social relations in the Indian subcontinent. It will be of interest to scholars and students of anthropology, sociology, development studies, religion and cultural studies, as well as those working on environment, conservation, the state and issues relating to discrimination and marginality.

People and Forests

People and Forests
Author: Clark C. Gibson,Associate Professor Dept of Political Science Margaret A McKean,Margaret A. McKean,Elinor Ostrom
Pages: 274
ISBN: 0262571374
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Release: 2000
Editor: MIT Press
Language: en

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People and Forests explores the complex interactions between local communities and their forests, focusing on the rules by which communities govern and manage their forest resources.

Sustaining the Forest the People and the Spirit

Sustaining the Forest  the People  and the Spirit
Author: Thomas Davis
Pages: 244
ISBN: 0791444155
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Release: 2000-01-06
Editor: SUNY Press
Language: en

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Documents and describes the Menominee Indians' tribal practice of sustainable environmental development.

Forest Dwellers Forest Protectors

Forest Dwellers  Forest Protectors
Author: Richard Reed
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781317348221
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Release: 2015-09-07
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

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The Guarani of Paraguay have survived over four centuries of contact with the commercial system, while keeping in tact their traditions of leadership, religion and kinship. This concise ethnography examines how the Guarani have adapted over time, in concert with Paraguay’s subtropical forest system. New To This Edition: Expanded historical background and updated demographic information on the Guarani brings the research to the present day (Chapter 1). Expands and strengthens the discussion of “sustainability” to include more recent advances in the concept (Chapter 1), and introduces the idea of “subsidy from nature” into the discussion of conventional tropical development (Chapter 3). Develops the discussion of women’s labor in horticulture (Chapter 3). Analyzes the effects of indigenous mixed agro-forestry in stemming the high rates of Paraguayan deforestation of the 1990s (Chapter 4). Discusses the recent globalization of the yerba mate market, and the economy's effecton Paraguay’s protected areas (Chapter 4). Describes Guarani ethnic federations as a means to engage the national and international political institutions (Chapter 4). Explores the rapid growth in Guarani population in native communities, which results from lower infant mortality, more land pressure and more reliable census data (Chapter 4). This brief introductory text makes the ideal supplementary text for students of anthropology.

The Light in the Forest

The Light in the Forest
Author: Conrad Richter
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780804151016
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Release: 2013-08-07
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An adventurous story of a frontier boy raised by Indians, The Light in the Forest is a beloved American classic. When John Cameron Butler was a child, he was captured in a raid on the Pennsylvania frontier and adopted by the great warrrior Cuyloga. Renamed True Son, he came to think of himself as fully Indian. But eleven years later his tribe, the Lenni Lenape, has signed a treaty with the white men and agreed to return their captives, including fifteen-year-old True Son. Now he must go back to the family he has forgotten, whose language is no longer his, and whose ways of dress and behavior are as strange to him as the ways of the forest are to them.

The Journeys of Trees A Story about Forests People and the Future

The Journeys of Trees  A Story about Forests  People  and the Future
Author: Zach St. George
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781324001614
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Release: 2020-07-14
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An urgent and illuminating portrait of forest migration, and of the people studying the forests of the past, protecting the forests of the present, and planting the forests of the future. Forests are restless. Any time a tree dies or a new one sprouts, the forest that includes it has shifted. When new trees sprout in the same direction, the whole forest begins to migrate, sometimes at astonishing rates. Today, however, an array of obstacles—humans felling trees by the billions, invasive pests transported through global trade—threaten to overwhelm these vital movements. Worst of all, the climate is changing faster than ever before, and forests are struggling to keep up. A deft blend of science reporting and travel writing, The Journeys of Trees explores the evolving movements of forests by focusing on five trees: giant sequoia, ash, black spruce, Florida torreya, and Monterey pine. Journalist Zach St. George visits these trees in forests across continents, finding sequoias losing their needles in California, fossil records showing the paths of ancient forests in Alaska, domesticated pines in New Zealand, and tender new sprouts of blight-resistant American chestnuts in New Hampshire. Everywhere he goes, St. George meets lively people on conservation’s front lines, from an ecologist studying droughts to an evolutionary evangelist with plans to save a dying species. He treks through the woods with activists, biologists, and foresters, each with their own role to play in the fight for the uncertain future of our environment. An eye-opening investigation into forest migration past and present, The Journeys of Trees examines how we can all help our trees, and our planet, survive and thrive.