Identity-Based Exclusion: Tribal Women’s Forest Tenure Rights in Semi-Arid Rajasthan

dc.contributor.authorBose, Purabi
dc.coverage.countryIndiaen_US
dc.coverage.regionMiddle East & South Asiaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-06T19:35:05Z
dc.date.available2011-04-06T19:35:05Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.description.abstract"Current trend of forest tenure reform promotes identity-based categories such as indigenous people with an assumption to provide better tenure rights access for marginalized groups. India’s historic Forest Rights Act of 2006 recognizes traditional rights of the scheduled tribe and other forest-dependents dwelling in and around forestlands. This paper examines the politics of forestland access for Bhil tribal women in semi-arid tribal district of Banswara, Rajasthan, India. Data was collected using in-depth interviews with 54 key informants, and two focussed group discussions. Rights-based access approach was used to analyze outcomes of forest tenure reform on tribal women’s access to individual forestland, and inclusion and/or exclusion in discretionary decision-making of forestland management. Evidence-based arguments indicate that identity-based tenure reform act as a mere tokenism and hinders tribal women’s political empowerment and access to forest-based livelihood options."en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdatesJanuary 10-14en_US
dc.identifier.citationconferenceSustaining Commons: Sustaining Our Future, the Thirteenth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commonsen_US
dc.identifier.citationconflocHyderabad, Indiaen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10535/7183
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subjectdecentralizationen_US
dc.subjectindigenous institutionsen_US
dc.subjectwomenen_US
dc.subjectforestryen_US
dc.subject.sectorForestryen_US
dc.subject.sectorSocial Organizationen_US
dc.titleIdentity-Based Exclusion: Tribal Women’s Forest Tenure Rights in Semi-Arid Rajasthanen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.type.methodologyCase Studyen_US
dc.type.publishedunpublisheden_US
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