(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2002)

Document title

Deforestation in the Madagascar Highlands - Established truth and scientific uncertainty

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This paper questions the deforestation narrative of Madagascar and points at alternative explanations for present day land cover. By the use of alternative sources of information the paper presents a counter-narrative that sees the treeless rolling planes of Madagascar as a result of several abiotic and biotic changes and not as the work of one single agent. The paper points at the political nature of the deforestation narrative as an explanation for its hegemonic position. On a theoretical level the paper makes an attempt to investigate the epistemological implication of a social constructivist approach to environmental discourses in Third World settings


Article of periodic

published at : GeoJournal / ISSN 0343-2521 / CODEN GEOJDQ

Editor : Springer, Heidelberg - ALLEMAGNE (1977)

Millesime : 2002, vol. 56, no3 [pp. 191-199]

Bibliographic references : 55 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17887

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