Indians, Markets, and Rainforests: Theoretical, Comparative, and Quantitative Explorations in the…

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byRicardo Godoy

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-- Journal of Economic Literature

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Ricardo A. Godoy is a visiting professor in the Sustainable International Development Program, Heller Graduate School, and research associate in the Department of Anthropology at Brandeis University. He is the author of Small-Scale Mining and Agriculture in Highland Bolivia.
Format:Kobo ebookPublished:September 25, 2012Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780231505031

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Table of Contents

Part 1. The Question, the Research Design, and the People
1. The Question and Its Significance
2. Comparing Approaches
3. Research Design
4. Ethnographic Sketches
Part 2. The Findings
5. Forest Clearance: Income, Technology, and Private Time Preference
6. Game Consumption, Income, and Prices: Empirical Estimates and Implications for Conservation
7. Chayanov and Netting: What Does Demography Matter?
8. Chayanov and Sahlins on Work and Leisure
9. Human Health: Does It Worsen with markets?
10. Mishaps, Savings, and Reciprocity
11. Trade and Cognition: On the Growth and Loss of Knowledge
12. Time Preference, Markets, and the Evolution of Social Inequality
Part 3. What We Have Learned
13. Conclusions

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With very few quantitative studies addressing the question, the author explores issues of participation in a market economy and its benefits or harm to the conservation of tropical rainforest flora and fauna, and the direct impacts on indigenous peoples of those areas... Provides an insightful overview.