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Conservation Against Conservation: Contesting Ways of Understanding Forests in Southern Myanmar

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dc.contributor.advisor Padwe, Jonathan Flanagan, Brendan 2019-07-02T17:46:50Z 2019-07-02T17:46:50Z 2019
dc.subject Cultural anthropology
dc.subject Environmental management
dc.subject Wildlife conservation
dc.subject Dawei SEZ
dc.subject Forest conservation
dc.subject Indigeneity
dc.subject Karen ethnic group
dc.subject Myanmar
dc.title Conservation Against Conservation: Contesting Ways of Understanding Forests in Southern Myanmar
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.department Anthropology M.A.
dcterms.abstract In this thesis I seek to provide an understanding of how a specific rural community in Southern Myanmar, the Karen inhabiting the Kamoethway Valley, have come to identify as indigenous protectors of the environment, by paying attention to the strands of history that have produced the current conjuncture. In particular, I aim to show that, when faced with the prospect of exclusion by conservation, engagement with an explicitly environmental indigeneity remains a tactic of considerable nuance for marginalized communities. A central part of my argument will be that the forms of knowledge behind this tactical maneuver are multiple, drawing both upon local tradition and transnational discourses.
dcterms.description M.A. Thesis. Ph.D. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2019
dcterms.extent 107 pages
dcterms.language eng
dcterms.publisher University of Hawai'i at Manoa
dcterms.rights All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
dcterms.type Text
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