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Environmental social sciences : methods and research design / [edited by] Ismael Vaccaro, Eric Alden Smith, Shankar Aswani
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2010
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 3rd Floor  GF26 .E585 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Human ecology -- Research -- Methodology
Physical Description xiii, 382 p. : ill ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary "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 summarize 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"-- Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents People, numbers, and natural resources: demography in environmental research / Oriol Beltran -- Production decisions and time allocation: a guide to data collection / Raymond Hames -- Analyzing the politics of natural resources: from theories of property rights to institutional analysis and beyond / Amy R. Poteete -- Extreme events, tipping points and vulnerability: methods in political economy of environment / Eric C. Jones -- Local communities and natural resources: ethnobiology in practice / Laura Zanotti, Denise M. Glover and Jennifer Sepez -- Mapping histories: cultural landscapes and walkabout methods / Veronica Strang -- Metaphors and myths in news reports of an Amazonian "lost tribe": society, environment and literary analysis / Candace Slater -- Water decision-makers in a desert city: text analysis and environmental social science / Amber Wutich and Clarence C. Gravlee -- Linking human and natural systems: social networks, environment and ecology / Jeffrey C. Johnson and David C. Griffith -- Khat commodity chains in Madagascar: multi-sited ethnography at multiple scales / Lisa L. Gezon -- Spatio-temporal methodologies in environmental anthropology: geographic information systems, remote sensing, landscape changes and local knowledge / Eduardo S. Brondízio and Rinku Roy Chowdhury -- Deep time, diachronic change, and the integration of multi-scalar data: archaeological methods for exploring human-environment dynamics / Emily Lena Jones -- Comparing trajectories of climate, class and production: an historical ecology of American yeomen / Michael D. Scholl, D. Seth Murray and Carole L. Crumley -- socioecological methods for designing marine conservation programs: a Solomon Islands example / Shankar Aswani
Alternate Author Vaccaro, Ismael
Smith, Eric Alden
Aswani, Shankar

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