Contested Global Landscapes

A Multidisciplinary Initiative of the Cornell Institute for the Social Sciences

Paul Nadasdy has a joint appointment in Anthropology and American Indian Studies. Among his principal research interests is the negotiation and implementation of indigenous land claim and self-government agreements in the Yukon, Canada, where he has been carrying out ethnographic research for 17 years.

As an anthropologist, Nadasdy is interested not only in the political implications of these treaties, but in the cultural processes and understandings involved in their negotiation and implementation. In his research, Nadasdy examines how state power manifests itself – and, in a very real sense, is created – through the day-to-day bureaucratic practices associated with attempts to harness traditional environmental knowledge for use in contemporary processes of land management and governance.

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