Societies and Nature in the Sahel

Societies and Nature in the Sahel

by Philippe Lavigne Delville, Emmanuel Gregoire, Pierre Janin, Jean Koechlin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415141028

ISBN-13: 9780415141024

Pub. Date: 02/12/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book explores the links between environment and social systems in the Sahel, integrating ecological, demographic, economic, technical, social and cultural factors. Examining the conditions for land occupation and natural resource use, it offers a conceptual and practical approach to social organization and environmental management.  See more details below

Overview

This book explores the links between environment and social systems in the Sahel, integrating ecological, demographic, economic, technical, social and cultural factors. Examining the conditions for land occupation and natural resource use, it offers a conceptual and practical approach to social organization and environmental management.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415141024
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/12/1997
Series:
Routledge/SEI Global Environment and Development Series
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1560L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction: The 'Desertification' of the Sahel: A Symbol of the Environmental Crisis1
1Ecological Conditions and Degradation Factors in the Sahel12
2The Demographic Issue in the Western Sahel: From the Global to the Local Scale37
3Populations and Land: Multiple Dynamics and Contrasting Realities56
4Major Sahelian Trade Networks: Past and Present90
5A Shared Land: Complementary and Competing Uses109
6Sahelian Agrarian Systems: Principal Rationales138
7The Diversity of Farming Practices159
8Relations between Man and his Environment: The Main Types of Situation in the Western Sahel184
9Sahelian Social Systems: Variety and Variability214
10The Transformation of Social Relations and the Management of Natural Resources: 1. The Birth of the Land Question235
11The Transformation of Social Relations and the Management of Natural Resources: 2. The Emancipation of the Workforce262
12Conclusion: Relations between Society and Nature - Their Dynamics, Diversity and Complexity290
Bibliography325
Index341

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