Amity Doolittle

Senior Lecturer and Research Scientist

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Articles

Doolittle, Amity. 2011. “The Politics of Indigeneity: Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Change Policy”. Conservation and Society, Special Volume with Dan Brockington as Guest Editor, 8 (4): 256-261.

Nels Paulson, Amity Doolittle, Ann Laudati, Meredith Welch-Devine And Pablo Peña.  In press. “Indigenous peoples’ participation in global conservation: Looking beyond headdresses and face paint.” Environmental Values.

Doolittle, A. 2010. “Stories and Maps, Images and Archives: Multi-Method Approach to the Political Ecology of Native Property Rights and Natural Resource Management in Sabah, Malaysia”. Environmental Management 45: 67-81.

Doolittle, A. 2007. “Native Land Tenure, Conservation, and Development in a Pseudo-Democracy: Natural Resource Conflicts in Sabah, Malaysia.” Journal of Peasant Studies 34 (3): 474-497.

Doolittle A. 2004. “Powerful Persuasions: The Language of Property and Power in Sabah, Malaysia, 1881-1996. Modern Asian Studies 38 (4): 821-850.

Doolittle A. 2003. “Colliding Discourses:  Western Land Laws and Native Customary Rights in North Borneo, 1881-1928” Journal of Southeast Asian Studies 34 (1): 97-126.

Doolittle, A. 2001.  “ ‘Are They Making Fun of Us?’: The Politics of Development in Sabah, Malaysia.”  Moussons: Social Science Research on Southeast Asia 4: 75-95.

Doolittle, A. 2001 “From Village Land to ‘Native Reserve’:  Changes in Property Rights in Sabah, 1950-1996.” Human Ecology 29 (1): 69-98.

Doolittle, A. 1998. “Historical and Contemporary Views of Legal Pluralism in Sabah, Malaysia” Forum Commentary in Common Property Resource Digest, No. 47, December 1998.

Books

Doolittle, A. 2005.  Property and Politics in Sabah, Malaysia (North Borneo):  A Century of Native Struggles over Land Rights, 1881-1996.  University of Washington Press, Nature and Culture Series.

Dove, M., P. Sajise and A. Doolittle, eds. 2011.  Beyond the Sacred Forest: Complicating Conservation in Southeast Asia. Duke University Press, New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century.

Dove, M., P. Sajise, and A.  Doolittle. 2005. Nature in Culture: Case Studies from Southeast Asia. Southeast Asia Monograph Series, Volume 54, Yale University.

Book Chapters

Doolittle A. in preparation. “Native customary land rights in Sabah, Malaysia 1881 – 2010.” Proceedings of Regional Meeting on Securing Rights through Legal Pluralism in South East Asia, September 2010.

Doolittle, A. 2011. “Re-defining Native Customary Law: Struggles over Property Rights Between Native Peoples and Colonial Rulers in Sabah, Malaysia, 1950–1996” in Beyond the Sacred Forest: Complicating Conservation in Southeast Asia, Dove, Sajise and Doolittle, eds. Duke University Press, New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century.

Dove, M., P. Sajise, and A. Doolittle. 2011.  “Introduction: Changing Ways of Thinking about the Relations between Society and Environment” in Beyond the Sacred Forest: Complicating Conservation in Southeast Asia, Dove, Sajise and Doolittle, eds. Duke University Press, New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century.

Doolittle, A. 2006.  “Resources, Ideologies, and Nationalism: The Politics of Development in Sabah, Malaysia” in Development Brokers and Translators, David Mosse and Davis Lewis, eds. Bloomfield, Ct.: Kumarian Press.

Doolittle, A. 2006. “Controlling the Land: Property Rights and Power Struggles in Sabah, Malaysia 1881-1996” in Environmental Change in Native and Colonial Histories of Borneo: Lessons from the Past, Prospects for the Future, R. Wadley, ed. Leiden: KTLV Press.

Dove, M. , P. Sajise, and A.  Doolittle. 2005. “Introduction: The Problem of Conserving Nature on Cultural Landscapes” in Nature in Culture: Case Studies from Southeast Asia. Southeast Asia Monograph Series, Volume 54, Yale University.

Doolittle, A. 1990.  “Latah Behavior by Females Among the Rungus of Sabah” in Female and Male in Borneo:  Contributions and Challenges to Gender Studies, V. Sutlive, ed. Borneo Research Council Monograph Series, Vol. 1.

Book Reviews

Doolittle, A. 2007.  Review of “The Complex Forest: Communities, Uncertainty, & Adaptive Collaborative Management,” Carol Colfer and “The Equitable Forest: Diversity, Community & Resource Management”, Carol Colfer, ed. Economic Anthropology.

Doolittle, A. 2005. Review of “In Search of the Rainforest,” Candace Slater, ed. American Anthropologist, June 107 (2): 311-312.

Doolittle, A. 2002.  Review of “Indigenous Environmental Knowledge and Its Transformations: Critical Anthropological Perspectives,” Roy Ellen, Peter Parkes and Alan Bicker, eds. American Ethnologist 29 (1): 180-181.

Doolittle, A. 2000.  Review of “The Politics of Environment in Southeast Asia: Resources and Resistance,” Philip Hirsch and Carol Warren, eds.  Journal of Asian Studies 59 (3): 800-801.

Encyclopedia entries

Encyclopedia of Environment and Society, edited by Paul Robbins, 2007. Sage Press.

ecological noble savage | Roy Rappaport | Vandana Shiva | Ramachandra Guha | Ester Boserup | land ethic | land degradation | balance of nature | fortress conservation | biopiracy | takings | usufruct rights | Theodore Roosevelt’s Conservation Administration