Endangered Forest, Endangered People: Environmentalist Representations of Indigenous Knowledge

  title={Endangered Forest, Endangered People: Environmentalist Representations of Indigenous Knowledge},
  author={J. Peter Brosius},
  journal={Human Ecology},
  • J. Brosius
  • Published 1 March 1997
  • Sociology
  • Human Ecology
Since 1987, Penan foragers in Malaysia have been increasingly affected by the activities of logging companies, and have protested this with blockades. Simultaneously, they have become the focus of a broad-based international environmental campaign. This paper examines the rhetoric of that campaign. In particular, I examine the ways in which Western environmentalists have constructed Penan land rights with reference to Penan knowledge of the landscape and of the biotic elements which exist there… 
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