Taking Southeast Asia to Market (häftad)
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2 Rev ed
Cornell University Press
Nevins, Joseph (ed.)
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7 halftones, 2 charts/graphs, 4 maps
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Taking Southeast Asia to Market (häftad)

Taking Southeast Asia to Market

Commodities, Nature, and People in the Neoliberal Age

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Recent changes in the global economy and in Southeast Asian national political economies have led to new forms of commodity production and new commodities. Using insights from political economy and commodity studies, the essays in Taking Southeast Asia to Market trace the myriad ways recent alignments among producers, distributors, and consumers are affecting people and nature throughout the region. In case studies ranging from coffee and hardwood products to mushroom pickers and Vietnamese factory workers, the authors detail the Southeast Asian articulations of these processes while also discussing the broader implications of these shifts. Taken together, the cases show how commodities illuminate the convergence of changing social forces in Southeast Asia today, as they transform the terms, practices, and experiences of everyday life and politics in the global economy.
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"What unites these case studies is their view that commodification processes under the 'new' global order are increasingly complex and their critical stance toward the kinds of sociopolitical transformations that are wrought by a neoliberal market economy. The intractability of 'neoliberalist tendencies' is explained by, inter alia, the neoliberal market economy's ability to localize and contain fallouts; its effectiveness in limiting transnational resistance to its spread; and the particular historical, political contingencies in specific places that sustain such tendencies. Its resilience is also partly explained by its constant morphing into more (outwardly) benign forms. This edited volume is thus an important and much appreciated addition that deepens our understanding of pertinent social, economic, and political processes in Southeast Asia. It is especially significant and timely in illuminating how neoliberalizing processes make new commodities and remake old ones." * Economic Geography * "Taking Southeast Asia to Market is a timely theoretical intervention in political ecology, but it is more, too: a sparkling set of reflections on the social production of nature, as well as on nature's products and their transformations. Ranging from jewel mining in Burma to the market for live seafood in Hong Kong, and from Islamic spiritual training for factory workers in Indonesia to mushroom hunters in the Pacific Northwest, these essays never fail to exceed expectations. This is the kind of productive surprise that one finds in the best ethnographic writing, and which is the source of much of ethnography's power." -- Mary Margaret Steedly, Harvard University "As one leans on a lovely Indonesian table, slips into a stylish T-shirt, sips a rare arabica coffee, or munches on delicious shrimp, one is in the new circuits of Southeast Asian economies. Most U.S. readers have largely forgotten about this region and hear of it mainly in references to the Vietnam war or threatened tigers. But the region has reconfigured itself, its politics, and its economies in highly complex, often unpredictable ways under this round of neoliberal globalization. Taking Southeast Asia to Market does a superior job of showing how globalization is mediated by local institutions and actors. This is a useful and definitive collection on politics, socionatures, and globalization." -- Susanna Hecht, Professor, Regional and International Development, Institute of the Environment, School of Public Affairs, UCLA

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Joseph Nevins is Associate Professor of Geography at Vassar College. He is author of A Not-So-Distant Horror: Mass Violence in East Timor, and co-editor, with Nancy Lee Peluso, of Taking Southeast Asia to Market: Commodities, Nature, and People in the Neoliberal Age, both from Cornell. Nancy Lee Peluso is Professor of Environmental Social Science at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the coeditor of Violent Environments and coeditor, with Joseph Nevins, of Taking Southeast Asia to Market: Commodities, Nature, and People in the Neoliberal Age, both from Cornell, and the author of Rich Forests, Poor People: Resource Control and Resistance in Java.


Introduction: Commoditization in Southeast Asia by Joseph Nevins and Nancy Lee PelusoPart I. New Commodities, Scales, and Sources of Capital1. Contingent Commodities: Mobilizing Labor in and beyond Southeast Asian Forests by Anna Tsing2. What's New with the Old? Scalar Dialectics and the Reorganization of Indonesia's Timber Industry by Paul K. Gellert3. Contesting "Flexibility": Networks of Place, Gender, and Class in Vietnamese Workers' Resistance by Angie Ng?c Tr?n4. Worshipping Work: Producing Commodity Producers in Contemporary Indonesia by Daromir RudnyckyjPart II. New Enclosures and Territorializations5. China and the Production of Forestlands in Lao PDR: A Political Ecology of Transnational Enclosure by Keith Barney6. Water Power: Machines, Modernizers, and Meta-Commoditization on the Mekong River by David Biggs 7. Contested Commodifications: Struggles over Nature in a National Park by Tania Murray Li8 Sovereignty in Burma after the Entrepreneurial Turn: Mosaics of Control, Commodified Spaces, and Regulated Violence in Contemporary Burma by Ken MacLeanPart III. New Markets, New Socionatures, New Actors9. Old Markets, New Commodities: Aquarian Capitalism in Indonesia by Dorian Fougeres10. Production of People and Nature, Rice, and Coffee: The Semendo People in South Sumatra and Lampung by Lesley Potter11. The Message Is the Market: Selling Biotechnology and Nation in Malaysia by Sandra Smeltzer12. New Concepts, New Natures? Revisiting Commodity Production in Southern Thailand by Peter VandergeestConcluding Comparisons: Products and Processes of Commoditization in Southeast Asia by Joseph Nevins and Nancy Lee PelusoNotes References List of Contributors Index