Fairhead, James and Leach, Melissa (2002) Practising 'Patrimony' and 'Biodiversity': The Articulation of Diverse Local, National and International Perspectives in Guinea, West Africa. In: Cormier-Salem, Marie-Christine, Juhé-Beaulaton, Dominique, Boutrais, Jean and et al, (eds.) Patrimonialiser la nature tropicale: dynamiques locales, enjeux internationaux. Colloques et séminaires . Institut de recherche pour le développement (France). ISBN 2709914964Full text not available from this repository.
Our main focus in this paper is on the ideas concerning 'biodiversity' and its conservation which circulate in international organizations, and on how these relate to the national and local settings which may reproduce or rework them. These 'external' ideas are in no way homogeneous, but comprise an array of diverse perspectives, associated with different institutions and scientific traditions, which treat biodiversity in very different ways. Each of these perspectives on biodiversity constructs patrimony rather differently. In particular, each (a) focuses on different spaces, species and products, (b) holds different views of local knowledge and practice, and (c) offers different types of impetus to territorialisation.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Schools and Departments:||School of Global Studies > Anthropology|
|Depositing User:||James Fairhead|
|Date Deposited:||06 Feb 2012 15:04|
|Last Modified:||30 Nov 2012 16:56|