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Beyond the biophysical : knowledge, culture, and politics in agriculture and natural resource management

Author: Laura A German; Joshua Ramisch
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, cop. 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Critical social science case studies demonstrate how the practice of agricultural and natural resource management sciences can be improved by going beyond their biophysical roots to consider their  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura A German; Joshua Ramisch
ISBN: 9048188253 9789048188253 9789048188260 9048188261
OCLC Number: 907189741
Description: XVIII. 301 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Contents: Dedication.- Foreword.- Preface.- Introduction.- 1. Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, and 'Development' Beyond the Biophysical.- PART 1: Beyond Biophysical Assumptions.- 2. Beyond the Invisible: Finding the Social Relevance of Soil Nutrient Balances in Southern Mali.- 3. The 'Demonization' of Rainforest Migrants: What Conservation Means to Poor Colonist Farmers.- 4. Beyond Biodiversity: Culture in Agricultural Biodiversity Conservation in the Himalayan Foothills.- 5. Local Knowledge and Scientific Perceptions: Questions of Validity in Natural Resource Management Knowledge.- PART 2: Power Dynamics at the 'Development Interface'.- 6. 'Opting Out': A Case Study of Smallholder Rejection of Research in Western Kenya.- 7. Natural Resource Management in an Urban Context: Rethinking the Concepts of 'Community' and 'Participation' with Street Traders in Durban, South Africa.- 8. The Deliberative Scientist: Integrating Science and Politics in Forest Resource Governance in Nepal.- 9. Common Property Regimes: Taking a Closer Look at Resource Access, Authorization, and Legitimacy.- PART 3: Institutional Disjunctures and Innovations.- 10. Innovative Farmers, Non-Adapting Institutions: A Case Study of the Organization of Agroforestry Research in Malawi.- 11. Framing Participation in Agricultural and Natural Resource Management Research.- 12. Anthro-Apology? Negotiating Space for Interdisciplinary Collaboration and In-Depth Anthropology in the CGIAR.- 13. Who is Fooling Whom? Participation, Power, and Interest in Rural Development.- Index.
Responsibility: ed. by Laura German, Joshua J. Ramisch, Ritu Verma.

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