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Your Friends Email Address: You do not currently have access to this article. A key lesson of the Kumaon story is that policies that successfully promote environmental values are more likely to be prompted by concerns for the fair distribution of resources and the political recognition of a community than a concern for preservation, which is instead developed in the process of implementing those policies.

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Against the common assumption that beliefs determine practice, Agrawal draws upon his data to show that it is often precisely the opposite: Regulation is more comprehensive but less costly, more modulated but less visible, more autonomous but more continuous, more precise, and perhaps, for that reason, more humane. Kevin Loughran – – Sociological Theory 34 4: He visited nearly forty villages in Kumaon, where he assessed the state of village forests, interviewed hundreds of Kumaonis, and examined local records.


Environmentality: Technologies of Government and the Making of Subjects

Francesco Marangoni – – Polis: Roman Bartosch – – Rodopi. Third, Agrawal encourages a reconsideration of the relationship between beliefs and practices. He analyzes the development of the mentality of citizens and officials related to the environment in a particular setting undergoing major shifts from centralization to a form of decentralization.

In exploring these changes and their significance, Agrawal establishes that theories of environmental politics are enriched by attention to the interconnections between power, knowledge, institutions, and subjectivities. Doctoral Essays in Computer Ethics.

Intimate Government 7. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. Such an understanding is relevant far beyond Kumaon: Account Options Sign in. Agrawal’s carefully constructed arguments create a framework for environmental policy analysis.

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View additional images and download publicity materials. This interesting book is a work of political economy, conceptually informed by Michel Foucault, that examines the making of environmental subjects among the Kumaon villagers in the foothills of the Himalayas in North India.

He describes and explains the emergence of environmental identities and changes in state-locality relations and shows how the two are related.

Instead, he points to the cross-disciplinary fields of political ecology, scholarship on the commons, and feminist environmentalism as the most helpful in the direct attention they give to how institutions, politics, and identities affect environmental policy processes and outcomes. It is thought-provoking and well-written and has the potential to serve as a valuable resource for those in interdisciplinary environmental fields.

In his innovative historical and political study, Arun Agrawal analyzes this striking transformation.

Review: Environmentality: Technologies of Government and the Making of Subjects by Arun Agrawal

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