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Tania Murray Li | Engaging Resources
New Anthropological Perspectives on Natural Resource Environments

Tania Murray Li

Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy and Culture of Asia
Professor
University of Toronto
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Tania Murray Li is Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto, where she holds the Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy and Culture of Asia. Her books include The Will to Improve: Governmentality, Development, and the Practice of Politics (Duke University Press, 2007) and Transforming the Indonesian Uplands: Marginality, Power and Production (Routledge 1999). She has published widely on agrarian transitions, class formation, development, land struggles, community, and indigeneity in Asia, with a focus on Indonesia.

Selected Publications

Books
2011Hall, D, P. Hirsch and T. Li. Powers of Exclusion: Land Dilemmas in Southeast Asia, Singapore and Honolulu: National University of Singapore Press/University of Hawaii Press.
2007Li, T. The Will to Improve: Governmentality, Development, and the Practice of Politics. Durham: Duke University Press. Translated and republished by LP3ES, Jakarta. In Press.

Selected Articles
2011Li, T. Centering Labor in the Land Grab Debate. Journal of Peasant Studies 38(2): 281-298.

2010Li, T. Indigeneity, Capitalism, and the Management of Dispossession. Current Anthropology 51(3): 385-414.

2009Li, T. To Make Live or Let Die? Rural Dispossession and the Protection of Surplus Populations” Antipode 14(6):1208-1235.

2009Li, T. Exit from Agriculture: A Step Forward or a Step Backward for the Rural Poor? Journal of Peasant Studies 36(3): 629-636.

2007Li, T. Practices of Assemblage and Community Forest Management. Economy and Society 36(2): 263-293.

2005Li, T. Beyond “the State” and Failed Schemes. American Anthropologist 107(3): 383-394.

2003Li, T. Situating Resource Struggles: Concepts for Empirical Analysis. Economic and Political Weekly 38(48):5120-5128.
2002Li, T. Local Histories, Global Markets: Cocoa and Class in Upland Sulawesi. Development and Change 33(3): 415-437.
2002Li, T. Engaging Simplifications: Community Based Resource Management, Market Processes and State Agendas in Upland Southeast Asia. World Development 30(2):265-283.