Michael R. Dove

Margaret K. Musser Professor of Social Ecology; Professor of Anthropology, Curator of Anthropology Peabody Museum; Co-Coordinator, Joint F&ES/Anthropology Doctoral Program

Articles and Book Chapters

2012

A Political-Ecological Heritage of Resource Contest and Conflict. For: Routledge Handbook of Heritage in Asia, P. Daly and T. Winter eds., pp.182-197. London: Routledge.
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2011

Introduction. For: Complicating Conservation – Beyond the Sacred Forest. With P.E. Sajise and A.A. Doolittle, pp.1-34. Durham (NC): Duke University Press.

“Rubber Kills the Land” and Saves It: Thinking About Sustainability Across Cultures. For: Complicating Conservation – Beyond the Sacred Forest. With P.E. Sajise & A.A. Doolittle, pp.91-119. Durham (NC): Duke University Press.
 
Escaping the State? Scott on Southeast Asia. Bijdragen 167 (1): 86-99.
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2010

The Panoptic Gaze in a Non-western Setting: Self-surveillance on Merapi Volcano, Central Java. Religion 40: 121-127. View online.

2008

Nature, Society, and Science in Southeast Asia’s Grasslands. In: Southeast Asian Grasslands: Understanding a Folk Landscape, M. Dove ed., pp.3-73. New York: New York Botanical Gardens Press.
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The Concept of Human Agency in Contemporary Conservation and Development. With A. Mathews, K. Maxwell, J. Padwe, A. Rademacher. For: Against the Grain: The Vayda Tradition in Human Ecology and Ecological Anthropology, Bradley Walters, Bonnie J. McCay, Paige West, and Susan Lees, eds., pp.225-253. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
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Perception of Volcanic Eruption as Agent of Change on Merapi Volcano, Central Java. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 172 (3-4): 329-337. View online.

The View from the Volcano: An Appreciation of the Work of Piers Blaikie. With Bambang Hudayana. GeoForum 39 (2): 736-746.
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2007

Volcanic Eruption as Metaphor of Social Integration: A Political Ecological Study of Mount Merapi, Central Java. In Environment, Development and Change in Rural Asia-Pacific: Between Local and Global, J. Connell and E. Waddell, eds., pp.16-37. London/New York: Routledge.
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Perceptions of Local Knowledge and Adaptation on Mt. Merapi, Central Java. In: Modern Crises and Traditional Strategies: Local Ecological Knowledge in Island Southeast Asia, R F. Ellen ed., pp.238-262. New York/Oxford: Berghahn Books.
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Kinds of Fields. In: Fine Description: Ethnographic and Linguistic Essays by Harold C. Conklin. J. Kuipers and R. McDermott, eds., p.410-427. Monograph 56, Yale Southeast Asia Studies.
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'New Barbarism' or Old Agency among the Dayak? Reflections on Post-Suharto Ethnic Violence in Kalimantan. Reprinted in: Identifying with Freedom: Indonesia After Suharto, ed. Tony Day, pp.70-86. New York/Oxford: Berghahn Books.
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Globalization and the Construction of Western and Non-Western Knowledge. With D. S. Smith, M. T. Campos, A. S. Mathews, A. Rademacher, S. Rhee, L. S. M. Yoder. In: Local Science vs Global Science: Approaches to Indigenous Knowledge in International Development, P. Sillitoe ed., pp.129-154. New York/Oxford: Berghahn Books.
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2006

'New Barbarism’ or Old Agency among the Dayak? Reflections on Post-Soeharto Ethnic Violence in Kalimantan. Social Analysis 50(1): 192-202. 
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Equilibrium Theory and Inter-Disciplinary Borrowing: A Comparison of Old and New Ecological Anthropologies. In Reimagining Political Ecology, A. Biersack and J. B. Greenberg eds., pp.43-69. Durham (NC): Duke U. Press.
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Indigenous People and Environmental Politics. Annual Review of Anthropology 35: 191-208. View online.

2005

The “Poison Tree” and the Changing Vision of the Indo-Malay Realm: Seventeenth to Twentieth Centuries. With Carol Carpenter. In Histories of the Borneo Environment: Economic, Political and Social Dimensions of Change and Continuity, Reed L. Wadley ed., pp.183-210. Verhandelingen 231. Leiden: KITLV.
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The Problem of Conserving Nature in Cultural Landscapes. With Percy E. Sajise and Amity A. Doolittle. In: Biodiversity and Society in Southeast Asia: Case Studies of the Interface between Nature and Culture. Co-editor with P. Sajise and A. Doolittle. Southeast Asia Monograph Series, Volume 54, Yale University.
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Use of Global Legal Mechanisms to Conserve Local Biogenetic Resources: Problems and Prospects. In: Biodiversity and Society in Southeast Asia: Case Studies of the Interface between Nature and Culture. Co-editor with P. Sajise and A. Doolittle. Southeast Asia Monograph Series, Volume 54, Yale University.
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Knowledge and Power in Pakistani Forestry: The Politics of Everyday Knowledge. In: Political Ecology Across Spaces, Scales and Social Groups, Susan Paulson and Lisa Gezon, eds., pp.217-238. New Brunswick (NJ): Rutgers U. Press.
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2004

Swidden Agriculture. With Suk Bhae Rhee. In: Southeast Asia: A Historical Encyclopedia from Angkor Wat to East Timor, 3 vols, Ooi Keat Gin ed., pp.1284-1286. Santa Barbara/Denver/Oxford: ABC/CLIO.
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So Far from Power, So Near to the Forest: A Structural Analysis of Gain and Blame in Tropical Forest Development. Revised version. In Borneo in Transition: People, Forests, Conservation, and Development, 2nd ed. C. Padoch and N. Peluso eds., pp.41-58. Kuala Lumpur: Oxford U. Press.
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Anthropogenic Grasslands in Southeast Asia: Sociology of Knowledge and Implications for Agroforestry. Agroforestry Systems 61:423-435. View online.

Forest Discourses in South and Southeast Asia: A Comparison with Global Discourses. In: Nature in the Global South: Environmental Projects in South and Southeast Asia, P. Greenough and A. Tsing, eds., pp.103-123. (Asian edition.) Hyderabad: Orient Longman.

2003

The Global Mobilization of Environmental Concepts: Re-Thinking the Western/Non-Western Divide. With M. T. Campos, A. S. Mathews, A. Rademacher, S. Rhee, D. S. Smith, L. S. M. Yoder. For Nature Across Culture: Views of Nature and the Environment in Non-Western Cultures, H. Selin ed., pp.19-46. Dordrecht: Kluwer.
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(Hybrid Histories and Indigenous Knowledge Among Asian Rubber Smallholders). International Social Science Journal (Russian-language edition) 140: 77-90.

Bitter Shade: Throwing Light on Politics and Ecology in Contemporary Pakistan. In: Political Ecology at a Crossroads: Methods, Analyses, and Applications, L. Gezon ed. Special Issue, Human Organization 62(3):229-241.
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Forest Discourses in South and Southeast Asia: A Comparison with Global Discourses. In: Nature in the Global South: Environmental Projects in South and Southeast Asia, P. Greenough and A. Tsing, eds., pp.103-123. Durham (NC): Duke U. Press.
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2002

Linking Ecological and Social Scales for Natural Resource Management. With Kristina Vogt et al. In: Integrating Landscape Ecology into Natural Resource Management, J. Liu and W.W. Taylor eds., pp.143-175. Cambridge: Cambridge U. Press.

Hybrid Histories and Indigenous Knowledge Among Asian Rubber Smallholders. International Social Science Journal 54(173): 349-359. View online.

Histoires et Savoirs Autochtones Hybrides chez les Petits Cultivateurs d'hévéa d'Asie. Revue Internationale des Sciences Sociales 173: 389-400.

2001

Vernacular Models of Development: An Analysis of Indonesia Under the ‘New Order’. With D. M. Kammen. World Development 29(4): 619-639. View online.

Inter-Disciplinary Borrowing in Environmental Anthropology and the Critique of Modern Science. In: New Directions in Anthropology and Environment: Intersections, C. L. Crumley ed., pp. 90-110. Walnut Creek (CA): AltaMira Press.
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2000

Contributions (Alcohol, Augury/Divination, Environment, Finger Knife, Forests, Headhunting, Household, Hunting, Land Tenure, Pepper, Rubber, Swamp Rice, Swidden, Tools, Women) to The Iban Encyclopedia, V. Sutlive ed. With T. Castleforte and M. Li. Kuala Lumpur: Ampang Press for the Tun Jugah Foundation.

The Life-Cycle of Indigenous Knowledge, and the Case of Natural Rubber Production. For Indigenous Environmental Knowledge and its Transformations, Roy F. Ellen, Peter Parkes, and Alan Bicker, eds., pp.213-251. Amsterdam: Harwood.
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1999

Forest Augury in Borneo: Indigenous Environmental Knowledge--About the Limits to Knowledge of the Environment. In: Cultural and Spiritual Values of Biodiversity, D. Posey ed., pp.376-380. London: Intermediate Technology Publications, for UNEP.
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The Agronomy of Memory and the Memory of Agronomy: Ritual Conservation of Archaic Cultigens in Contemporary Farming Systems. In Ethnoecology: Situated Knowledge/Located Lives, V. Nazarea ed., pp.45-70. U. Arizona Press.
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Writing for vs about the Ethnographic Other: Issues of Engagement and Reflexivity in Working with a Tribal Ngo in Indonesia. Identities 6(2): 47-74.
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Anthropology of Development vs. Development Anthropology: Mediating the Forester-Farmer Relationship in Pakistan. Rev. version. In Classics of Practicing Anthropology: 1978-1998, P. J. Higgins and A. Paredes eds. Society for Applied Anthropology.
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Representations of the “Other” by Others: The Ethnographic Challenge Posed by Planters’ Views of Peasants in Indonesia. In Transforming the Indonesian Uplands: Marginality, Power and Production, T. Li ed., pp.203-229. Amsterdam: Harwood.
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1998

Living Rubber, Dead Land, and Persisting Systems in Borneo: Indigenous Representations of Sustainability. Bijdragen 154(1): 20-54.
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Local Dimensions of ‘Global’ Environmental Debates. In Environmental Movements in Asia, A. Kalland and G. Persoon eds., pp.44-64. Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Man and Nature in Asia Series, No.4. Surrey (U.K.): Curzon Press.
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1997

The Epistemology of Sustainable Resource Use: Managing Forest Products, Swiddens, and High-Yielding Variety Crops. With D. M. Kammen. Human Organization 56(1): 91-101.
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The Virtues of Mundane Science. With D. M. Kammen. Environment 39(6): 10-15,38-41.
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The “Banana Tree at the Gate”: Perceptions of Pepper Production in a Seventeenth Century Malay State. Economic Botany 51(4): 347-361.
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Agricultural Intensification in Asia and the Pacific: Review Essay. American Anthropologist 99(2): 20-21.
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Contributions (Augury p.32, Chayanov Slope pp.54-55, Natural Disasters p.340, Garden p.216, Longhouse pp.295-96, Swidden Agriculture pp.458-59) to The Dictionary of Anthropology, T. J. Barfield ed. With T. Castleforte and M. Li. Oxford and Malden (MA): Blackwell.
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The Epistemology of Southeast Asia’s Anthropogenic Grasslands: Issues of Myth, Science and Development. Southeast Asian Studies (Kyoto) 35(2): 223-239.
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Political Ecology of Pepper in the "Hikayat Bandjar": The Historiography of Commodity Production in a Bornean Kingdom. In Paper Landscapes: Explorations in the Environmental History of Indonesia. P. Boomgaard, F. Colombijn, and D. Henley, eds., pp.341-377. Verhandelingen 178. Leiden: Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde.
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Privileged Ecotypes in Southeast Asia: Ecological Models, Authority, and Bias in Environmental Representation. In Representing Natural Resource Development in Asia: “Modern” versus “Post-Modern” Scholarly Authority, M. D. Fischer ed. Human Ecology Series 1, CSAC Monographs, Canterbury (UK). Available at http://lucy.ukc.ac.uk/Postmodern/Michael_Dove_TOC.html.

1996

“Mundane Science”: The Missing Link in Sustainable Development Research. With D. M. Kammen. Princeton University Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, Report No. 298. 15 pp.

Réponses des Dayaks de Kalimantan aux Fructifications Massives et Comportement du Sanglier Barbu: Une Analyse des Analogies entre Nature et Culture (Responses of the Dayak of Kalimantan to Mast-Fruiting and Behavior of the Bearded Pig: An Analysis of Analogies between Nature and Culture). In L’Alimentation en Forêt Tropicale: Interactions Bioculturelles et Perspectives de Développement. C.M. Hladik et al. eds., pp.161-175. Paris: UNESCO.

Center, Periphery and Bio-Diversity: A Paradox of Governance and a Developmental Challenge. In Valuing Local Knowledge: Indigenous People and Intellectual Property Rights, S. Brush and D. Stabinsky, eds., pp.41-67. Washington D.C.: Island Press.
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Process versus Product in Kantu' Augury: A Traditional Knowledge System's Solution to the Problem of Knowing. In Redefining Nature: Ecology, Culture, Domestication. R. F. Ellen and K. Fukui, eds., pp.557-596. Oxford: Berg Publishers.
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Rice-Eating Rubber and People-Eating Governments: Peasant versus State Critiques of Rubber Development in Colonial Indonesia. Ethnohistory 43(1): 33-63.
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So Far from Power, So Near to the Forest: A Structural Analysis of Gain and Blame in Tropical Forest Development. In Borneo in Transition: People, Forests, Conservation, and Development. C. Padoch and N. Peluso eds., pp.41-58. Kuala Lumpur: Oxford U. Press.

1995

Political versus Techno-Economic Factors in the Development of Non-Timber Forest Products: Lessons from a Comparison of Natural and Cultivated Rubbers in Southeast Asia (and South America). Society and Natural Resources 8:193-208.
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The Theory of Social Forestry Intervention: The State of the Art in Asia. Agroforestry Systems 30(3):315-340.
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The Impact of Cultivation on Peasant-State Relations in Forest Product Development. In Society and Non-Timber Forest Products in Tropical Asia, J. Fox ed. Occasional Paper No.19, pp.55-72. Honolulu: East-West Center.
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The Human Ecological Background of Farm Forestry Development in Pakistan. In Farm Forestry in South Asia. N. Saxena and V. Ballabh, eds., pp.166-194 New Delhi: Sage Publications.
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Competing Constructions of Calamity: The Case of the May 1991 Bangladesh Cyclone. With M.H. Khan. Population and Environment 16(5)445-471.
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The Shift of Tree Cover from Forests to Farms in Pakistan: A Long and Broad View. In Tree Management in Farmer Strategies. J. E. M. Arnold and P. Dewees, eds., pp.65-89. Oxford: Oxford U. Press.

1994

North-South Relations, Global Warming, and the Global System. Special issue on "Human Impacts on the Pre-Industrial Environment". Chemosphere 29(5)1063-1077.
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Transition from Native Forest Rubbers to Hevea Brasiliensis (Euphorbiaceae) Among Tribal Smallholders in Borneo. Economic Botany 48(4)382-396.
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Marketing the Rainforest: `Green' Panacea or Red Herring? East-West Center Issues Paper No.13. Honolulu: East-West Center.
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The Existential Status of the Pakistani Farmer: A Study of Institutional Factors in Development. Ethnology 33(4)331-351.

1993

The Survival of Culture and the Culture of Survival: Review Article. Borneo Research Bulletin 25:168-181.
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The Responses of Dayak and Bearded Pig to Mast-Fruiting in Kalimantan: An Analysis of Nature-Culture Analogies. In Tropical Forests, People and Food. C. M. Hladik et al. eds. Paris/Carnforth: UNESCO/Parthenon. Man and Biosphere Series, Vol. 13. Pp.113-123.
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The Coevolution of Population and Environment: The Ecology and Ideology of Feedback Relations in Pakistan. Population and Environment 15(2)89-111.
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Uncertainty, Humility and Adaptation to the Tropical Forest: The Agricultural Augury of the Kantu'. Ethnology 32(2)145-167.
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Smallholder Rubber and Swidden Agriculture in Borneo: A Sustainable Adaptation to the Ecology and Economy of the Tropical Forest. Economic Botany 47(2)136-147.
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A Revisionist View of Tropical Deforestation and Development. Environmental Conservation 20(1)17-24,56.

1992

The Dialectical History of `Jungle' in Pakistan. Journal of Anthropological Research 48(3)231-253. Reprinted in Social Ecology, R. Guha (ed.), pp.90-115. Delhi: Oxford University Press.
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The Development Counterpart as Development Subject: An Illustration from Pakistan's Forestry Sector. Culture and Agriculture 4:13-16.
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Introduction: The Sociology of Natural Resources in Pakistan. With C. Carpenter. In Dove and Carpenter (eds.), pp.1-30.

Common Resource Management in Pakistan: Garrett Hardin in the Junglat. With A. L. Rao. In Dove and Carpenter (eds.), pp.239-252.

Perceptions of Tree Shade Among Farmers in Pakistan. In Dove and Carpenter (eds.), pp.98-107.

Foresters' Beliefs about Farmers: A Priority for Social Science Research in Social Forestry. Agroforestry Systems 17:13-41.
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1991

Anthropology of Development vs. Development Anthropology: Mediating the Forester-Farmer Relationship in Pakistan. Practicing Anthropology 13(2)21-25.
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1990

Review Article: Socio-Political Aspects of Home Gardens in Java. Journal of Southeast Asian Studies XXI(1)155-163.
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1989

Prospects for Farm Forestry on Rain-fed vs Irrigated Farms. Pakistan Journal of Forestry 39(1)3-10.

The Transition from Stone to Steel in the Prehistoric Swidden Agricultural Technology of the Kantu' of Kalimantan. In Foraging and Farming. D. Harris and G. C. Hillman, eds. London: Allen and Unwin. Pp.667-677.

1988

Introduction: Traditional Cultures and Development in Contemporary Indonesia. In Dove (ed.) 1988. Pp.1-37.

The Ecology of Intoxication Among the Kantu' of West Kalimantan. In Dove (ed.) 1988. Pp.139-182.

Prospects for Farm Forestry in Pakistan: Village Level and Household-Level Factors. Pakistan Journal of Forestry 38(1)15-23; 38(3)125-132.

1987

The Perception of Peasant Land Rights in Indonesian Development. In Land, Trees and Tenure. John Raintree, ed. Pp. 265-271. Nairobi/Madison: ICRAF/Land Tenure Center.

1986

The Ideology of Agricultural Development in Indonesia. In Central Government and Local Development in Indonesia. C. MacAndrews, ed. Pp. 221-47. Kuala Lumpur: Oxford U. Press.
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Peasant vs Government Perception and Use of the Environment: A Case Study of Banjarese Ecology and River Basin Development in South Kalimantan. Journal of Southeast Asian Studies XVII(1)113-136.

The Practical Reason of Weeds in Indonesia: Peasant vs State Views of Imperata and Chromolaena. Human Ecology 14(2)163-190.
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1986

Plantation Development in West Kalimantan II: The Perceptions of the Indigenous Population. Borneo Research Bulletin 18(1)3-27.
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1985

The Agroecological Mythology of the Javanese, and the Political-Economy of Indonesia. Indonesia 39:1-36.
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The Kantu' System of Land Tenure: The Evolution of Tribal Land Rights in Borneo. Studies in Third World Societies 33: 159-182.

Plantation Development in West Kalimantan I: Extant Population/Land Balances. Borneo Research Bulletin 17(2)95-105. Also published in The Indonesian Journal of Geography 12(43):23-28 (1982).
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1984

Man, Land, and Game in Sumbawa: Some Observations on Agrarian Ecology and Development Policy in Eastern Indonesia. Journal of Tropical Geography 5(2)112-124.
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The Chayanov Slope in a Swidden Society. In Chayanov, Peasants, and Economic Anthropology. E. P. Durrenberger, ed. Pp. 97-132. New York: Academic Press.
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1983

Forest Preference in Swidden Agriculture. Tropical Ecology 24(1)122-142.

Problems of Rural Development in Central Java: Ethnomethodological Perspectives. With Mubyarto and L. Soetrisno. Contemporary Southeast Asia 5(1)41-52.
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Theories of Swidden Agriculture and the Political Economy of Ignorance. Agroforestry Systems 1:85-99.
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Review of H.C. Conklin's "Ethnographic Atlas of Ifugao" and Its Implications for Theories of Agricultural Evolution in Southeast Asia. Current Anthropology 24(4)516-519.
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1982

The Myth of the "Communal" Longhouse in Rural Development. In Too Rapid Rural Development. C. MacAndrews & L.S. Chin, eds. Pp. 14-78. Athens: Ohio U. Press.

Epistemological Issues in the Analysis of Land Tenure in Borneo. Borneo Research Bulletin 14(1)27-34.
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1981

Symbiotic Relationships between Human Populations and Imperata cylindrica. In Conservation Inputs From Life Sciences. M. Nordin et al., eds. Pp. 187-200. Bangi: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

Household Composition and Intensity of Labor. Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies XXVII(3)86-93.
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1980

The Swamp Rice Swiddens of the Kantu' of West Kalimantan. In Tropical Ecology & Development. J. I. Furtado, ed. Pp.953-56. Kuala Lumpur: International Society of Tropical Ecology.

The Use of the Finger Knife Among the Iban. American Ethnologist 1(2)371-373.
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Development of Tribal Land Rights in Borneo. Borneo Research Bulletin 12(1)3-11.
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1977

Points on the Collection of Ethnographic Data Among Tribal Peoples in Borneo. Borneo Research Bulletin 9(2)54-67.
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