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Wild Profusion : Biodiversity Conservation in an Indonesian Archipelago / Celia Lowe.

Author/Creator:
Lowe, Celia, author.
Edition:
Course Book
Publication:
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2013]
Series:
In-Formation
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource : 10 halftones. 2 tables.
Subjects:
Biodiversity conservation -- Social aspects -- Indonesia -- Togian Islands.
Biodiversity conservation -- Indonesia -- Togian Islands.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Wild Profusion tells the fascinating story of biodiversity conservation in Indonesia in the decade culminating in the great fires of 1997-98--a time when the country's environment became a point of concern for social and environmental activists, scientists, and the many fishermen and farmers nationwide who suffered from degraded environments and faced accusations that they were destroying nature. Celia Lowe argues that biodiversity, in 1990s Indonesia, implied a particular convergence of nature, nation, science, and identity that made Indonesians' mapping of the concept distinct within transnational practices of nature conservation at the time. Lowe recounts the efforts of Indonesian biologists to document the species of the Togean Islands, to "develop" Togean people, and to turn this archipelago off the coast of Sulawesi into a national park. Indonesian scientists aspired to a conservation biology that was both internationally recognizable and politically effective in the Indonesian context. Simultaneously, Lowe describes the experiences of Togean Sama people who had their own understandings of nature and nation. To place Sama and scientist into the same conceptual frame, Lowe studies Sama ideas in the context of transnational thought rather than local knowledge. In tracking the practice of conservation biology in a postcolonial setting, Wild Profusion explores what in nature can count as important and for whom.
Contents:
Frontmatter
CONTENTS
PREFACE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
ABBREVIATIONS
INTRODUCTION. Between the Human and the Wild Profusion
PART ONE. Diversity as Milieu
Introduction to Part 1
CHAPTER ONE. Making the Monkey
CHAPTER TWO. The Social Turn
PART TWO. Togean Cosmopolitics
Introduction to Part II
CHAPTER THREE. Extraterrestrial Others
CHAPTER FOUR. On the (Bio)logics of Species and Bodies
PART THREE. Integrating Conservation and Development
Introduction to Part III
CHAPTER FIVE. Fishing with Cyanide
CHAPTER SIX. The Sleep of Reason
Appendix: Scientific, Military, and Commercial Explorations in the Togean Islands and Vicinity: 1680-1999
Notes
References
Index
Backmatter
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9781400849703
OCLC:
979594290
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781400849703 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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