Economies and the Transformation of Landscape

Economies and the Transformation of Landscape

by Lisa Cliggett, Christopher A. Pool
     
 

ISBN-10: 0759111170

ISBN-13: 9780759111172

Pub. Date: 12/24/2007

Publisher: AltaMira Press

The theme of this volume is change, specifically the dynamic relationship between physical landscapes and economic practices. The contributors to Economies and the Transformation of Landscape consider the relationship between the environment and human activity-from different perspectives and with regard to varied timescales-to arrive at various understandings of…  See more details below

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The theme of this volume is change, specifically the dynamic relationship between physical landscapes and economic practices. The contributors to Economies and the Transformation of Landscape consider the relationship between the environment and human activity-from different perspectives and with regard to varied timescales-to arrive at various understandings of economical ecological transformations and what they reveal about human culture. While each chapter offers detailed insights into particular cases, the volume as a whole challenges us to think broadly and reflexively about how human action affects the environment and how changes to the environment affect human action.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759111172
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
12/24/2007
Series:
Society for Economic Anthropology Monograph Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.11(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables     ix
Introduction: Economies and the Transformation of Landscapes   Christopher A. Pool   Lisa Cliggett     1
Engineered Landscapes in Historical Frames     17
The Engineered Landscapes of Irrigation   Timothy Earle   David E. Doyel     19
Reading History in an Irrigated Landscape: The Drama of the Commons in the Andes   Paul Trawick     47
Household Labor and Landscape Transformation in Ancient Mixteca Alta, Oaxaca, Mexico   Veronica Perez Rodriguez     77
Mining and Ranching on the Landscape of Southwestern New Mexico, 1850-2005   Carol Maclennan   Christa Walck     103
Transformations, Political Strategies, and Decision Making     125
From Foraging to Farming: The Emergence of Exclusive Property Rights in Kentucky Prehistory   George M. Crothers     127
Pastures Lost: The Decline of Mobile Pastoralism among Maasai and Rendille in Kenya, East Africa   Elliot Fratkin     149
Landscape Acts and Property Regimes in the Ecuadorean Amazon   Juliet S. Erazo     169
Coffee, Abolition, and Immigration: Driving Forces in Nineteenth-Century Brazilian Landscape Transformation   Paul A. Rivera     193
Political Economy and Institutional Interactions     215
Unsettled Landscapes: Settlement Patterns and the Development of Social Inequality in Northern Iceland   Douglas J. Bolender   John M. Steinberg   E. Paul Durrenberger     217
The Decentralized Landscape: Regional Wealth and the Expansion of Production in Northern Tanzania before the Eve of Colonialism   N. Thomas Hakansson     239
Maya Handicraft Vendors, Crime, and the Social Re/construction of Market Spaces in a Tourism Town   Walter E. Little     267
The Commercial Transformation of a Philippine Cityscape: A Case from San Fernando City, La Union   Ty Matejowsky     291
Index     311
About the Editors     321
About the Contributors     323

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