Environmental Social Sciences: Methods and Research Design

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$104.39
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $93.73
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 15%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (6) from $93.73   
  • New (4) from $93.73   
  • Used (2) from $104.38   

Overview

The relationship between human communities and the environment is extremely complex. In order to resolve the issues involved with this relationship, interdisciplinary research combining natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities is necessary. Here, specialists summarise methods and research strategies for various aspects of social research devoted to environmental issues. Each chapter is illustrated with ethnographic and environmental examples, ranging from Australia to Amazonia, from Madagascar to the United States, and from prehistoric and historic cases to contemporary rural and urban ones. It deals with climate change, deforestation, environmental knowledge, natural reserves, politics and ownership of natural resources, and the effect of differing spatial and temporal scales. Contributing to the intellectual project of interdisciplinary environmental social science, this book shows the possibilities social science can provide to environmental studies and to larger global problems and thus will be of equal interest to social and natural scientists and policy makers.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"... very sophisticated multidisciplinary collection of 14 essays... Highly recommended."
B. Tavakolian, Choice Magazine
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521110846
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 12/31/2010
  • Pages: 398
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Ismael Vaccaro teaches anthropology and environmental studies at McGill University and is the director of the Neotropical Program managed in collaboration with the Smithsonian Tropical Institute.

Eric Alden Smith co-founded and directed the Environmental Anthropology Graduate Program at the University of Washington and served as President of the Evolutionary Anthropology Society. He has published extensively on systems of production and reproduction in various small-scale societies, and currently codirects an NSF IGERT program.

Shankar Aswani is a recipient of the prestigious Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation (2005), the first time in its 15-year history that the world's premier award in marine conservation has been given to an anthropologist. He has collaborated in the development of a network of locally managed Marine Protected Areas and small-scale rural development projects in the Solomon Islands.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

1. Introduction E. A. Smith and I. Vaccaro; 2. People, numbers, and natural resources: demography in environmental research O. Beltran; 3. Production decisions and time allocation: a guide to data collection R. Hames; 4. Analyzing the politics of natural resources: from theories of property rights to institutional analysis and beyond A. Poteete; 5. Extreme events, tipping points and vulnerability: methods in political economy of environment E. C. Jones; 6. Local communities and natural resources: ethnobiology in practice L. Zanotti, D. Glover and J. Sepez; 7. Mapping histories: cultural landscapes and walkabout methods V. Strang; 8. Metaphors and myths in news reports of an Amazonian lost tribe: society, environment and literary analysis C. Slater; 9. Water decision-makers in a desert city: text analysis and environmental social science Amber Wutich and C. Gravlee; 10. Linking human and natural systems: social networks, environment and ecology J. Johnson and D. Griffith; 11. Khat commodity chains in Madagascar: multi-sited ethnography at multiple scales L. Gezon; 12. Spatio-temporal methodologies in environmental anthropology: geographic information systems, remote sensing, landscape changes and local knowledge E. Brondizio and R. R. Chowdhury; 13. Deep time, diachronic change, and the integration of multi-scalar data: archaeological methods for exploring human-environment dynamics E. Jones; 14. Comparing trajectories of climate, class and production: an historical ecology of American yeomen M. Scholl, D. N. Murray and C. L. Crumley; 15. Anthropology and natural resource management: methodological integrations S. Aswani.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)