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Living Between Juniper and PalmNature, Culture, and Power in the Himalayas$
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Ben Campbell

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780198078524

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078524.001.0001

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Shifting Paradigms in Conservation and Environmental Anthropology

Shifting Paradigms in Conservation and Environmental Anthropology

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(p.41) 2 Shifting Paradigms in Conservation and Environmental Anthropology
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Living Between Juniper and Palm
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Ben Campbell

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078524.003.0003

The chapter examines debates about the fragility of Himalayan ecology, and the theories that have been advanced to explain and remedy environmental degradation. It reviews accounts of the introduction of environmental protection in Nepal and the impact of regulations on local patterns of resource use, which have tended to make local people hostile to the institutions designed for nature protection. Phenomenological, discursive, and political–ecological developments in approaches to human–environmental relations are described that will be drawn upon in interpreting the ethnography of Tamang environmental relations.

Keywords:   theory of Himalayan environmental degradation, national parks, verticality, conservation, resource use

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