Studies of swidden agriculture in Southeast Asia since 1960: an overview and commentary on recent research and sytheses.

Ellen, R.F. (2012) Studies of swidden agriculture in Southeast Asia since 1960: an overview and commentary on recent research and sytheses. Asia Pacific World, 3 (1). pp. 18-38. ISSN 2042-6143. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3167/apw.2012.030103

Abstract

Research in Southeast Asia has played a major role in developing our understanding of swidden agriculture. This paper reviews work that has appeared since the 1960s, and other recent reviews. It considers definitions and variations, changing theoretical styles, swiddening as a cultural form, and how ecological composition interfaces with social dynamics. It discusses the subject through dominant and contesting political discourses, and in the context of environmental conservation. It examines changes in the context of policy and recent history, and asks why swidden cultivation persists when the prevailing view has long been that it will rapidly disappear.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Environmental Anthropology and Ethnobiology
Depositing User: Roy Ellen
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2012 08:45
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2012 11:34
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/29690 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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