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Indigenous Peoples and the Collaborative Stewardship of Nature
Knowledge Binds and Institutional Conflicts
Anne Ross (Author); Kathleen Pickering Sherman (Author); Jeffrey G. Snodgrass (Author); Henry D. Delcore (Author); Richard Sherman (Author)
320 pp. / 6.00 x 9.00 / Jan, 2011
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Winner of the 2011 John Mulvaney Book Award from the Australian Archaeological Association.
Involving Indigenous peoples and traditional knowledge into natural resource management produces more equitable and successful outcomes. Unfortunately, argue Anne Ross and co-authors, even many
"[T]he text proves a thought-provoking, thoughtful, and highly valuable read. Its superb historical, political, and economic contextualization of enduring challenges concerning knowledge and power enables the reader to conceptualize an arduous, though hopeful, way forward. As an ideal synthesis of critical scholarly interrogation and community-based pragmatic solutions, this text provides a crucial contribution to understanding and ultimately overcoming the obstacles associated with genuine [natural resource management] collaboration. "

- Emily Philipp, Agriculture and Human Values

"What makes this book so worthwhile is its dual commitment to critical scholarship, notable especially in the early chapters, and to pragmatic solutions. Its careful analysis of the obstacles to making collaborative stewardship a reality makes sobering reading but equally provides a solid basis for incremental change. "

- Dennis Byrne, Archaeology in Oceania

"This book asks an important question: why are so many indigenous peoples excluded from resource management in their homelands, where their knowledge would be vital? The book's core consists of four very incisive case studies that provide straightforward accounts of collaborative efforts to forge stewardship, but not without frequent conflict and intercultural misunderstandings. This book contains an important message that shines through. Summing Up: Recommended."

- B.E. Johansen, CHOICE

"The volume is an ideal and recommended read for scholars, students, and resource management professionals and policy makers."

- Anthropological Quarterly

“progressive” methods fail to produce truly equal partnerships. This book offers a comprehensive and global overview of the theoretical, methodological, and practical dimensions of co-management. The authors critically evaluate the range of management options that claim to have integrated Indigenous peoples and knowledge, and then outline an innovative, alternative model of co-management, the Indigenous Stewardship Model. They provide detailed case studies and concrete details for application in a variety of contexts. Broad in coverage and uniting robust theoretical insights with applied detail, this book is ideal for scholars and students as well as for professionals in resource management and policy.

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