ISBN-10:
0742504387
ISBN-13:
9780742504387
Pub. Date:
06/15/2003
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
GroundWork for Community-Based Conservation: Strategies for Social Research / Edition 1

GroundWork for Community-Based Conservation: Strategies for Social Research / Edition 1

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Overview

While ecological and biophysical sciences have dominated the theory and practice of conservation, practitioners and researchers worldwide know that conservation initiatives have profound social impacts and consequences for local communities and cultures. This concise and accessible book will give students and practitioners a solid introduction to important methods from ethnography and interviews to surveys and community mapping, always attending to the imperatives of local control and community partnerships.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742504387
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 06/15/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.78(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Diane Russell is Programme Leader and Senior Scientist (Anthropology) at the World Agroforestry Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. Camilla Harshbarger is a behavioral scientist working on HIV/AIDS Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Conservation as Human Behavior Chapter 3: Social Elements of Conservation Chapter 4: Resource Management Systems Chapter 5: Economic Systems Chapter 6: Population and Social Systems Chapter 7: Belief and Knowledge Systems Chapter 8: Ethics, Targets, and Planning Chapter 9: Partnership Chapter 10: Organizing the Research Chapter 11: Regional Studies Chapter 12: Interviewing Chapter 13: Ethnographic Approaches Chapter 14: Surveys Chapter 15: Action Research Chapter 16: Learning and Communicating

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