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Environmental Anthropology Engaging Ecotopia

Author : Joshua Lockyer
ISBN : 9780857458803
Genre : Nature
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In order to move global society towards a sustainable "ecotopia," solutions must be engaged in specific places and communities, and the authors here argue for re-orienting environmental anthropology from a problem-oriented towards a solutions-focused endeavor. Using case studies from around the world, the contributors-scholar-activists and activist-practitioners- examine the interrelationships between three prominent environmental social movements: bioregionalism, a worldview and political ecology that grounds environmental action and experience; permaculture, a design science for putting the bioregional vision into action; and ecovillages, the ever-dynamic settings for creating sustainable local cultures.

Things Fall Apart

Author : Pauline von Hellermann
ISBN : 9780857459909
Genre : Social Science
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Governance failure and corruption are increasingly identified as key causes of tropical deforestation. In Nigeria's Edo State, once the showcase of scientific forestry in West Africa, large-scale forest conversion and the virtual depletion of timber stocks are invariably attributed to recent failures in forest management, and are seen as yet another instance of how "things fall apart" in Nigeria. Through an in-depth historical and ethnographic study of forestry in Edo State, this book challenges this routine linking of political and ecological crisis narratives. It shows that the roots of many of today's problems lie in scientific forest management itself, rather than its recent abandonment, and moreover that many "illegal" local practices improve rather than reduce biodiversity and forest cover. The book therefore challenges preconceptions about contemporary Nigeria and highlights the need to reevaluate current understandings of what constitutes "good governance" in tropical forestry.

Urban Pollution

Author : Eveline Dürr
ISBN : 9781845458485
Genre : Social Science
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Re-examining Mary Douglas' work on pollution and concepts of purity, this volume explores modern expressions of these themes in urban areas, examining the intersections of material and cultural pollution. It presents ethnographic case studies from a range of cities affected by globalization processes such as neoliberal urban policies, privatization of urban space, continued migration and spatialized ethnic tension. What has changed since the appearance of Purity and Danger? How have anthropological views on pollution changed accordingly? This volume focuses on cultural meanings and values that are attached to conceptions of 'clean' and 'dirty', purity and impurity, healthy and unhealthy environments, and addresses the implications of pollution with regard to discrimination, class, urban poverty, social hierarchies and ethnic segregation in cities.

Trees Knots And Outriggers

Author : Frederick H. Damon
ISBN : 9781785332333
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Trees, Knots and Outriggers (Kaynen Muyuw) is the culmination of twenty-five years of work by Frederick H. Damon and his attention to cultural adaptations to the environment in Melanesia. Damon details the intricacies of indigenous knowledge and practice in his sweeping synthesis of symbolic and structuralist anthropology with recent developments in historical ecology. This book is a long conversation between the author's many Papua New Guinea informants, teachers and friends, and scientists in Australia, Europe and the United States, in which a spirit of adventure and discovery is palpable.

Routledge Handbook Of Environmental Anthropology

Author : Helen Kopnina
ISBN : 9781317667964
Genre : Business & Economics
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Environmental Anthropology studies historic and present human-environment interactions. This volume illustrates the ways in which today's environmental anthropologists are constructing new paradigms for understanding the multiplicity of players, pressures, and ecologies in every environment, and the value of cultural knowledge of landscapes. This Handbook provides a comprehensive survey of contemporary topics in environmental anthropology and thorough discussions on the current state and prospective future of the field in seven key sections. As the contributions to this Handbook demonstrate, the subfield of environmental anthropology is responding to cultural adaptations and responses to environmental changes in multiple and complex ways. As a discipline concerned primarily with human-environment interaction, environmental anthropologists recognize that we are now working within a pressure cooker of rapid environmental damage that is forcing behavioural and often cultural changes around the world. As we see in the breadth of topics presented in this volume, these environmental challenges have inspired renewed foci on traditional topics such as food procurement, ethnobiology, and spiritual ecology; and a broad new range of subjects, such as resilience, nonhuman rights, architectural anthropology, industrialism, and education. This volume enables scholars and students quick access to both established and trending environmental anthropological explorations into theory, methodology and practice.

Lektionen Der Wildnis

Author : Gary Snyder
ISBN : 3882216573
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Wildnis Schaffen

Author : Patrick Kupper
ISBN : 3258077193
Genre : Nature conservation
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Betr. die Beteiligung der Schweizerischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft und ihrer Mitglieder Paul Sarasin, Fritz Sarasin und Hermann Christ bei der Gründung des Schweizerischen Nationalparks.

Intelligenz In Der Natur

Author : Jeremy Narby
ISBN : 3038002577
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Neue Wohnformen

Author : Hartmut Häußermann
ISBN : 3170159461
Genre : Apartment houses
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Restrukturierung Von Krisenunternehmen Durch Private Equity Gesellschaften

Author : Christian Grethe
ISBN : 9783834989864
Genre : Business & Economics
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Christian Grethe untersucht die Bewältigung von Unternehmenskrisen aus der Sicht der Finanzinvestoren und damit aus einer neuen Perspektive. Auf Basis einer europaweiten Befragung von über 300 Private-Equity-Gesellschaften analysiert der Autor die Vorgehensweise bei Restrukturierungen und zeigt den Erfolg aus Unternehmens- und Investorensicht auf. Er identifiziert relevante Einflussfaktoren und leitet konkrete Handlungsempfehlungen für die Management-Praxis ab.

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