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Protecting Sacred Commons: Balancing Commodity Viticulture Economies with Ecological Health in Shangri-La

Galipeau, Brendan A.

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This essay explores a particular kind of local viticulture in Tibetan communities in northwest Yunnan province. While mainstream wineries emphasise modernity at any cost without much concern for the environment, the rural Tibetan grape growers examined in this article pursue an ecologically-friendly agenda meant to protect ‘common’ sacred landscapes. Reasons for this choice include observations of chemical degradation of the land, Buddhist ethics, and new conceptions of how ethnic...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2018-04
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/205373
DOI: 10.22459/MIC.04.2018.29
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website

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