The Forest People without a Forest: Development Paradoxes, Belonging and Participation of the Baka in East Cameroon (Hardback)
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The Forest People without a Forest: Development Paradoxes, Belonging and Participation of the Baka in East Cameroon (Hardback)

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Hardback 218 Pages / Published: 28/02/2017
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Development interventions often generate contradictions around questions of who benefits from development and which communities are targeted for intervention. This book examines how the Baka, who live in Eastern Cameroon, assert forms of belonging in order to participate in development interventions, and how community life is shaped and reshaped through these interventions. Often referred to as 'forest people', the Baka have witnessed many recent development interventions that include competing and contradictory policies such as 'civilize', assimilate and integrate the Baka into 'full citizenship', conserve the forest and wildlife resources, and preserve indigenous cultures at the verge of extinction.

Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781785333804
Number of pages: 218
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm


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"This is a fascinating and important case in Cameroon and a crucial lesson for anthropology, which has at times been inclined to take the erroneous position that groupness is an inexpungeable reality when it may not exist today and may not have existed in the past." - Anthropology Review Database

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