Colonial conservation, ecological hegemony and popular resistance
Towards a global synthesis
in Imperialism and the natural world
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This chapter concerns with the political economy of Western ecological systems, and the consequences of their extension to the colonial periphery, particularly in forms of forest conservation. It focuses upon the political economy of colonial forest and soil controls the societal response to other major forms of ecological intervention also deserves a more thorough examination. The chapter also focuses on the forms of colonial ecological control, particularly 'conservation' structures and the circumstances of resistance. The ecological controls originated in colonial India, particularly those developed in the name of forest conservation, have evoked similar patterns of response in most of the other territories in which they have been applied. The objectives of the continental systems of ecological control were strictly related to naval timber requirements and the other lesser raw material needs of the imperial despotisms.


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