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After Chipko: from environment to region in Uttaranchal

Mawdsley, Emma (1998) After Chipko: from environment to region in Uttaranchal. Journal of Peasant Studies 25 (4), pp. 36-54. ISSN 0306-6150.


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Although the Chipko movement is practically non-existent in its region of origin it remains one of the most frequently deployed examples of an environmental and/or a women's movement in the South. A small but growing number of commentators are now critiquing much neopopulist theorising on Chipko, and this paper provides an overview of these critiques. It then takes the debate further with reference to a more recent regional movement in the hills. By doing so, the author argues that it is possible to develop a more plausible account of gender, environment and the state in the Uttaranchal region, and illustrate common weaknesses in neopopulist understandings of Chipko and other social movements in the South.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The author was at the University of Durham when this article was published. She is now Lecturer in Geography at Birkbeck College.
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Geography, Environment and Development Studies
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2005
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:32

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