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Fishing, Foraging and Farming in the Bolivian Amazon: On a Local Society in Transition / Edition 1

Fishing, Foraging and Farming in the Bolivian Amazon: On a Local Society in Transition / Edition 1

by Lisa Ringhofer


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789048134861
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 12/17/2009
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 249
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.- Acknowledgements .- List of Tables and Figures.- 1. Introduction: Setting the Stage.- 1.1. Introducing Society, Nature and Transitions.- 1.2. Introducing the MEFA Framework.- 1.3. Fieldwork among the Tsimane’.- 1.4. What the Book says. – References. – 2. Sustainability Transitions and the MEFA Toolkit: Concepts and Methods.- 2.1. Sociometabolic Sustainability Transitions.- 2.2.The MEFA Framework Toolkit.- References. – 3. Exploring an Indigenous World in the Bolivian Amazon: The Case of the Tsimane’.- 3.1. The Tsimane’ Habitat.- 3.2. Landscape and Cosmos: Bridging the Natural and the Cultural.- 3.3. Tsimane’ History of Contact.- 3.4. Settlement and Community Life.- References.- 4. Stocks, Flows and Land Use: The Metabolic Profile of Campo Bello. - 4.1. The Community Setting.- 4.2. The Sociometabolic Profile of Campo Bello. – References.- 5. Work, Time and Other Functions.- 5.1. Introducing and Embedding the Use of Time.- 5.2. The Collection, Coding and Classification Process.- 5.3. The Qualitative Order.- 5.4. The Quantitative Order.- 5.5. Conclusion: Discussing Opportunities and Time Squeeze.- References.- 6. Comparing Local Transitions Acroos the Developing World.- 6.1. Introducing SangSaeng, Nalang and Trinket.- 6.2. Agricultural Intensification and Sociometabolic Regime Transitions.- 6.3. Biophysical Indicators of Intensification.- 6.4. Driving Forces for Change.- 6.5. Conclusion: Lessons from Contemporary Transitions.- References.- 7. Local Visions for a Global Future.- 7.1. What have we learnt?.- References.- Index.

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