Forest and Labor in Madagascar


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<P>Protecting the unique plants and animals that live on Madagascar while fueling economic growth has been a priority for the Malagasy state, international donors, and conservation NGOs since the late 1980s. Forest and Labor in Madagascar shows how poor rural workers who must make a living from the forest balance their needs with the desire of the state to earn foreign revenue from ecotourism and forest-based enterprises. Genese Marie Sodikoff examines how the appreciation and protection of Madagascar’s biodiversity depend on manual labor. She exposes the moral dilemmas workers face as both conservation representatives and peasant farmers by pointing to the hidden costs of ecological conservation.</P>
<P>Acknowledgments<BR>A Word on the Orthography and Pronunciation<BR>1. Geographies of Borrowed Time<BR>2. Overland on Foot, Aloft: An Anatomy of the Social Structure<BR>3. Land and Languor: On What Makes Good Work<BR>4. Toward a New Nature: Rank and Value in Conservation Bureaucracy<BR>5. Contracting Space: Making Deals in a Global Hot Spot<BR>6. How the Dead Matter: The Production of Heritage<BR>7. Cooked Rice Wages: Internal Contradiction and Subjective Experience<BR>Epilogue: Workers of the Vanishing World<BR>Glossary of Malagasy Words<BR>Notes<BR>Bibliography<BR>Index</P>



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Published 17 October 2012
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EAN13 9780253005847
Language English

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