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Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Ethics in Value Theory, Miscellaneous. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. He describes and explains the emergence of environmental identities and changes in state-locality relations and shows how the two are related. American Historical Association members Sign in via society site. One only wishes the message was in a language and form that would easily draw in policy and advocacy readers, not just scholars.

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Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? He visited nearly forty villages in Kumaon, where he assessed the state of village forests, interviewed hundreds of Kumaonis, and examined local records.

The new technology of the forest councils had three important effects: You must obtain permission directly from the owner of the image. Technologies of Artificial Sensations. Drawing upon extensive fieldwork and archival research of forest protection in forty villages of Kumaon in Northern India, Arun Agrawal, Associate Professor in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Michigan, traces how these rural communities came to be willing and active agents of decentralized environmental regulation and to embrace principles of forest conservation.


He is the author of Greener Pastures: Carefully laying out his interview data, Agrawal shows how variations in the forms of monitoring and enforcement across forest councils consistently produced variations in the willingness of the individual to participate in regulation—the villagers who participate more in monitoring, either through labor or money, also express the greatest interest in forest preservation.

Ambiguous in its normative implications, complex in its theoretical argument, the book ultimately rewards patient readers with what it promises: This book helps to shed light on the connections between environmental regulation, practice and subjectivity.

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Sign In or Create an Account. Using carefully constructed arguments, Agrawal successfully achieves his purpose of creating a framework for environmental policy analysis.

Ajd his assessment, the fields of conservation biology, environmental anthropology, environmental ethics, environmental sociology, historical ecology, and social ecology are of little help, since their main purpose appears to be to convince mainstream historians, sociologists, political scientists, and anthropologists of the benefits to their disciplines of paying greater attention to the environment. Added to PP index Envirlnmentality downloads 21of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 7 76, of 2, How can I increase my downloads?

Zimmerer – – Agriculture and Human Ad 24 1: Citizen Participation in Global Environmental Governance. Agrawal brings environment and development studies, new gkvernment economics, and Foucauldian theories of power and subjectivity to bear on his ethnographical and historical research. Environmentality certainly could be used in a variety of advanced undergraduate and graduate seminars on environmental anthropology and political ecology… [as well as] a course on the state, power, and resistance.


Politics, Institutions, and Subjectivities 87 4. This book, an engaging and groundbreaking investigation of environmental politics and how people come to care for the environment, while not a call to arms, signals that change may already be on the way. Yet by the s, they had begun to conserve their forests carefully. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic.

Review: Environmentality: Technologies of Government and the Making of Subjects by Arun Agrawal

Yet by the s, they had begun to conserve their forests carefully. Only feminist environmentalists aside from scholars who focus on indigenous peoples pay adequate attention to identity—with the drawback that their concern is strictly with gender. Sign in to use this feature. Government Programmes and Law-Making: Most significantly perhaps, he envirnmentality the rigid dichotomy between the state and the individual, showing how both actors shape and form each other, albeit unequally, and environmenhality the idea that subjectivity results only from a unidirectional exertion of state power.

In the concluding chapter, Agrawal acknowledges scholarly contributions to environmental politics and so helps his readers to navigate the environmental studies literature.