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De-centring Land Grabbing : Southeast Asia Perspectives on Agrarian-Environmental Transformations

By: Schoenberger, Laura(Edited by) Vandergeest, Peter(Edited by)

Part of the Critical Agrarian Studies series
0367519526 / 9780367519520
Paperback / softback
333.310959
01/05/2020
Published 01/05/2020
United Kingdom
174 x 246 mm 280 pages
Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly  Learn More Undergraduate

Southeast Asia has been portrayed as a key site in the global land grab.

Featuring leading scholars in the field, this collection critically examines the nature and extent of land grabbing in Southeast Asia, and seeks to locate this phenomena in broader agrarian and environmental transitions (AET).

The individual contributions suggest that there is little evidence of a global land grab in Southeast Asia, but that over the last ten years the surge of plantations and processes of land grabbing has been a key feature in the region.

The collection considers how broader AET processes may be brought more clearly into focus by decentring land grabbing, including consideration of its absence as well presence.

The diversity of cases in this collection coalesces around the productive tension in land grab studies between global capitalist processes on the one hand, and context-specificity and contingent motivations fuelling the expansion of large-scale plantations for oil palm, rubber, cassava and other cash crops, on the other hand.

The contributors further broaden the entry points to consider cross-sectoral AET processes such as enclosures for mining, conservation and hydropower and explore the contingencies that help to maintain smallholder production. The chapters originally published as a special issue in The Journal of Peasant Studies.

BIC:

1FM South East Asia, JPVH3 Land rights, RGC Human geography, RND Environmental policy & protocols

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