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dc.contributor.authorStevens, C.J.
dc.coverage.spatialTonga
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T20:07:58Z
dc.date.available2016-04-19T20:07:58Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier4726
dc.identifier.isbn0-8135-3478-X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/68962
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dc.description.abstractThis article discusses the historical and contemporary transition between traditional and industrial land management practices and agricultural markets throughout Tonga. This case study from 1991-1993, focuses on gathering quantitative and qualitative information on household economics and soil fertility in monocropped, subsistence, market, and inactive fields. Using a political ecology approach, the author studies the interconnected relationships and changes in feasting rituals, food consumption, democratic rights, religion, labor migrations, and commercial cropping to explore how changes in these social and ecological activities have degraded the land and soil fertility. Furthermore, this case study shows how Tongan land-management activities and social identities are influenced by regional and global marketplaces associated with commercial crop production systems.
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherPiscataway, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press
dc.relation.ispartofIn: Paulson, S. and L.L. Gezon. (eds.). Political Ecology across Spaces, Scales, and Social Groups, 154-173
dc.rightsCopyright 2005 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
dc.subjectGender
dc.subjectSoil fertility
dc.subjectLocal markets
dc.subjectSoil quality
dc.subjectPolitical ecology
dc.subjectEnvironmental degradation
dc.subjectTonga
dc.subjectDemocractic rights
dc.subjectPolicies
dc.subjectGlobal
dc.subjectLand management
dc.subjectSocial
dc.subjectCommercial agriculture
dc.subjectFarm/Enterprise Scale Field Scale Governance
dc.titleSymbolic action and soil fertility: Political ecology and the transformation of space and place in Tonga
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