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The modern origins of traditional agriculture: Colonial policy, swidden development, and environmental degradation in eastern Timor

Shepherd, Christopher; Palmer, Lisa Rebecca


The origin of swidden systems is typically portrayed as a pre-colonial, pre-nationalist, and pre-developmentalist tradition, subsequently interrupted and eroded by colonial exploitation and post-colonial technoscience in favour of market agriculture. A recent counter-position to this 'anteriority model' presents swidden systems as reactionary 'refuge agriculture' in search of remote locations to circumvent state accountability (Scott 2009). A third model traces swidden agricultural processes as...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde (Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia and Oceania)
DOI: 10.1163/22134379-17102005


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