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Explaining human actions and environmental changes

Author: Andrew Peter Vayda
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Altamira Press, 2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this selection of essays from the past two decades, Vayda focuses on research and explanation concerned with causes of concrete events, especially human actions and the environmental changes  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Peter Vayda
ISBN: 9780759103238 0759103232
OCLC Number: 488946729
Notes: Causal explanation as a research goal : do's and don'ts. Both ends of the firestick : causal explanation of Indonesian forest fires. On knowing what not to know about knowing : a critical view of local knowledge studies / with B.B. Walters and I. Setyawati. Do we need an anthropological perspective on tropical deforestation?. Seeing nature's complexity but not people's. Against political ecology / with B.B. Walters. Failures of explanation in darwinian ecological anthropology. Concepts of process in social science explanations / with B.J. McCay and. Eghenter. Explaining why marings fought : different questions, different answers. The anthropology of war : polemics and confusion
Description: xii, 303 s
Contents: Causal explanation as a research goal : do's and don'ts --
Both ends of the firestick : causal explanation of Indonesian forest fires --
On knowing what not to know about knowing : a critical view of local knowledge studies / with B.B. Walters and I. Setyawati --
Do we need an anthropological perspective on tropical deforestation?. Seeing nature's complexity but not people's. Against political ecology / with B.B. Walters --
Failures of explanation in darwinian ecological anthropology --
Concepts of process in social science explanations / with B.J. McCay and --
Eghenter --
Explaining why marings fought : different questions, different answers --
The anthropology of war : polemics and confusion.
Responsibility: Andrew P. Vayda

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This book represents decades of candid reflection on human-environment relations. It is a welcome challenge to the 'interpretation' focus that dominates currently, evident in fashionable political Read more...

 
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