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Processes of Agrarian Transformation: Renegotiating Land Use and Tenure in the Indonesian Uplands

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dc.contributor.author Li, Tania
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-19T13:47:44Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-19T13:47:44Z
dc.date.issued 1991 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/8188
dc.description.abstract "Social organization of resource use and allocation is linked to a number of institutions ranging from family to state. Resource management regimes, as socially constructed practices, are founded upon cultural knowledge which is often contested and renegotiated in response to changing material conditions (bio-physical, legal, market, etc.) There is no pristine, unitary 'traditional' or 'indigenous' knowledge. These theoretical considerations are related to a study of agrarian transformation in an upland area of Sulawesi, Indonesia, where a population practising swidden cultivation of annual food and cash crops is experiencing a crisis of land degradation due to population pressure on steep and fragile slopes. In response to need for agricultural intensification and income generation, they are beginning to plant commercial trees, thus privatizing and enclosing land previously accessible to a wider group for food production. Locally recognized 'indigenous' rights to land are being reinterpreted in ways which diminish resource access of women, and encourage formation of social classes. The puzzle for local development agencies is to devise means to promote technically appropriate systems, such as agro-forestry, without encouraging exclusiveness, eventual displacement and landlessness that result from private property. Anthropological research on 'why and how' of social transformations in process can assist in the search for solutions." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject agriculture en_US
dc.subject land tenure and use en_US
dc.subject cash crops en_US
dc.subject IASC en_US
dc.title Processes of Agrarian Transformation: Renegotiating Land Use and Tenure in the Indonesian Uplands en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region East Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country Indonesia en_US
dc.subject.sector Agriculture en_US
dc.subject.sector Land Tenure & Use en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Common Property Conference, the Second Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates September 26-30 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Winnipeg, Manitoba en_US

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