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

Overview

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 can reveal about human culture. While each chapter stands on its own, offering 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 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

Part 1 Introduction: Economies and The Transformation Of Landscapes Part 2 SECTION ONE: ENGINEERED LANDSCAPES IN HISTORICAL FRAME Chapter 3 The Engineered Landscapes of Irrigation Chapter 4 Reading History in an Irrigated Landscape: The Drama of the Commons in the Andes Chapter 5 Household Labor and Landscape Transformation in Ancient Mixteca Alta, Oaxaca, Mexico Chapter 6 How Mining, Ranching, and the State Changed the Landscape of Southwestern New Mexico, 1850-2005 Part 7 SECTION TWO: TRANSFORMATIONS, POLITICAL STRATEGIES AND DECISION MAKING Chapter 8 From Foraging to Farming: The Emergence of Exclusive Property Rights in Kentucky Prehistory Chapter 9 When Nomads Settle: Livelihood Change and Resource Stress with Pastoral Sedentarization in Northern Kenya Chapter 10 Place Acts and Property Regimes in the Ecuadorian Amazon Chapter 11 Coffee, Abolition and Immigration: Driving Forces in 19th Century Brazilian Landscape Transformation Part 12 SECTION 3: POLITICAL ECONOMY AND INSTITUTIONAL INTERACTIONS Chapter 13 Unsettled Landscapes: Settlement patterns and the development of social inequality in Northern Iceland Chapter 14 The Decentralized Landscape: Regional Wealth and the Expansion of Production in Northern Tanzania Before the Eve of Colonialism Chapter 15 Maya Handicraft Vendors, Crime, And The Social Re/Construction of Market Spaces In A Tourism Town Chapter 16 The Commercial Transformation of a Philippine Cityscape: A Case from San Fernando City, La Union

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