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Liberation Conservation: The Salween Peace Park and the Politics of Possessing the Earth in Southeast Myanmar

Tomas Cole

In Southeast Myanmar a protracted armed conflict has dragged on for over 70 years. This DDB depicts the struggles of indigenous people and environmental activists to transform a war-torn  area into an indigenously run protected zone, the Salween Peace Park.

Tomas Cole is a researcher at the Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University. He defended his dissertation Possessed Earth: Ownership and Power in the Salween Peace Park of Southeast Myanmar in December 2020. His research interests include indigenous movements and sovereignty, human-environment relations, and disability studies.