ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Nimble Fingers and Other Myths

to provide beef for the tables of North America (one aspect of the Amazon jungle clearance) has become the focus of the 'developmental' efforts of a rapacious capitalism which is coming to the limits of its resources elsewhere. So it is that adivasi communities fighting for their survival have had to take on not only local power holders, but the Indian state, multinational companies, the World Bank, and the whole logic of big dam-focused development. By beginning with peoples' struggles for survival, these volumes throw a clearer floodlight on 'existing development strategies' than all the abstractions and project-oriented approach of the "Ecodevelopment" volume.

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