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Forests Are Gold: Trees, People, and Environmental Rule in V

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:56 pm
by Lucas

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"Forests Are Gold examines the management of Vietnam's forests in the tumultuous twentieth century?from French colonialism to the recent transition to market-oriented economics?as the country united, prospered, and transformed people and landscapes. Forest policy has rarely been about ecology or conservation for nature?s sake, but about managing citizens and society, a process Pamela McElwee terms ?environmental rule.? Untangling and understanding these practices and networks of rule illuminates not just thorny issues of environmental change, but also the birth of Vietnam itself."