Case Studies in Human Ecology

Case Studies in Human Ecology

This volume was developed to meet a much noted need for accessible case
study material for courses in human ecology, cultural ecology, cultural geography
, and other subjects increasingly offered to fulfill renewed student and faculty
interest ...

Author: Daniel G. Bates

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781475795844

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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This volume was developed to meet a much noted need for accessible case study material for courses in human ecology, cultural ecology, cultural geography, and other subjects increasingly offered to fulfill renewed student and faculty interest in environmental issues. The case studies, all taken from the journal Human Ecology: An Interdisciplinary Jouma~ represent a broad cross-section of contemporary research. It is tempting but inaccurate to sug gest that these represent the "Best of Human Ecology." They were selected from among many outstanding possibilities because they worked well with the organization of the book which, in turn, reflects the way in which courses in human ecology are often organized. This book provides a useful sample of case studies in the application of the perspective of human ecology to a wide variety of problems in dif ferent regions of the world. University courses in human ecology typically begin with basic concepts pertaining to energy flow, feeding relations, ma terial cycles, population dynamics, and ecosystem properties, and then take up illustrative case studies of human-environmental interactions. These are usually discussed either along the lines of distinctive strategies of food pro curement (such as foraging or pastoralism) or as adaptations to specific habitat types or biomes (such as the circumpolar regions or arid lands).
Categories: Social Science

Human Ecology of Sikkim

Human Ecology of Sikkim

A historic view on the human ecology of sikkim; the culture and structure of local ecosystems, human ecosystems, various richness of human ecosystems, monasteries and the monastic architecture, customs and their eco-biological significances ...

Author: Kuldip Singh Gulia

Publisher: Gyan Publishing House

ISBN: 8178353253

Category: Ethnobotany

Page: 304

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A historic view on the human ecology of sikkim; the culture and structure of local ecosystems, human ecosystems, various richness of human ecosystems, monasteries and the monastic architecture, customs and their eco-biological significances, spirit possession, shamans and Jhakis, ethno-botany and adaptations. A complete guide to the tourist industry policy makers and scholars.
Categories: Ethnobotany

Understanding Human Ecology

Understanding Human Ecology

As a result, the models and methodology required to study human ecology are
distinct from those of ecology and ... Natural history provides us with a historical
sketch of what has happened in these cases; in other words, it tries to find out a ...

Author: Geetha Devi T. V.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780429644078

Category: Nature

Page: 228

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This book examines the domain of human agency–environment interaction from a multidimensional point of view. It explores the human–environment interface by analysing its ethical, political and epistemic aspects – the value aspects that humans attribute to their environment, the relations of power in which the actions and their consequences are implicated and the meaning of human actions in relation to the environment. The volume delineates the character of this domain and works out a theoretical framework for the field of human ecology. This book will be a must-read for students, scholars and researchers of environmental studies, human ecology, development studies, environmental history, literature, politics and sociology. It will also be useful to practitioners, government bodies, environmentalists, policy makers and NGOs.
Categories: Nature

Human Ecology as Human Behavior

Human Ecology as Human Behavior

Afif Tannous, “Extension Work among the Arab Fellahin,” Human Organization 3 (
1944): 1-12. Sunil K. Basu, “Water Could not Flow: Case Study into Failure of
Technological Aid,” Government of West Bengal, Bulletin of the Cultural
Research ...

Author: John W. Bennett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351514484

Category: Nature

Page: 387

View: 889

Human interaction with the natural environment has a dual character. By turning increasing quantities of natural substances into physical resources, human beings might be said to have freed themselves from the constraints of low-technology survival pressures. However, the process has generated a new dependence on nature in the form of complex "socionatural systems," as Bennett calls them, in which human society and behavior are so interlocked with the management of the environment that small changes in the systems can lead to disaster. Bennett's essays cover a wide range: from the philosophy of environmentalism to the ecology of economic development; from the human impact on semi-arid lands to the ecology of Japanese forest management. This expanded paperback edition includes a new chapter on the role of anthropology in economic development.Bennett's essays exhibit an underlying pessimism: if human behavior toward the physical environment is the distinctive cause of environmental abuse, then reform of current management practices offers only temporary relief; that is, conservationism, like democracy, must be continually reaffirmed. Clearly presented and free of jargon, Human Ecology as Human Behavior will be of interest to anthropologists, economists, and environmentalists.
Categories: Nature

Studies in Human Ecology

Studies in Human Ecology

And Accordingly , much of the research identified in the case of human ecology
as elsewhere the as human ecology has consisted in compiling in- problem is the
distinguishing feature . Spatial and ventories of the observable characteristics of
 ...

Author: George A. Theodorson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015002305509

Category: Human ecology

Page: 626

View: 167

Categories: Human ecology

Human Ecology

Human Ecology

... case studies of what might be termed “exotic” communities, which are remote
and isolated (Posey 1999). 1 The original article Biocultural diversity: Moving
Beyond the Realm of “Indigenous” and “Local” People appeared in Human
Ecology ...

Author: Daniel G. Bates

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441957014

Category: Social Science

Page: 377

View: 903

This book arose from the need to develop accessible research-based case study material which addresses contemporary issues and problems in the rapidly evolving field of human ecology. Academic, political, and, indeed, public interest in the environmental sciences is on the rise. This is no doubt spurred by media coverage of climate change and global warming and attendant natural disasters such as unusual drought and flood conditions, toxic dust storms, pollution of air and water, and the like. But there is also a growing intellectual awareness of the social causes of anthropogenic environmental impacts, political vectors in determining conser- tion outcomes, and the role of local representations of ecological knowledge in resource management and sustainable yield production. This is reflected in the rapid increase of ecology courses being taught at leading universities in the fa- growing developing countries much as was the case a decade or two ago in Europe and North America. The research presented here is all taken from recent issues of Human Ecology: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Since the journal itself is a leading forum for cont- porary research, the articles we have selected represent a cross-section of work which brings the perspectives of human ecology to bear on current problems being faced around the world. The chapters are organized in such a way to facilitate the use of this volume either to teach a course or to introduce an informed reader to the field.
Categories: Social Science

Human Environment Interactions

Human Environment Interactions

They illustrate the complementarity of cross-sectional and longitudinal
approaches to the understanding of human adaptation and health and the use of
different human-environment interaction theories to link local case studies to
broader ...

Author: Eduardo S. Brondízio

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400747807

Category: Social Science

Page: 406

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Drawing on research from eleven countries across four continents, the 16 chapters in the volume bring perspectives from various specialties in anthropology and human ecology, institutional analysis, historical and political ecology, geography, archaeology, and land change sciences. The four sections of the volume reflect complementary approaches to HEI: health and adaptation approaches, land change and landscape management approaches, institutional and political-ecology approaches, and historical and archaeological approaches.
Categories: Social Science

RESIDENTIAL SUCCESSION A STUDY IN HUMAN ECOLOGY

RESIDENTIAL SUCCESSION  A STUDY IN HUMAN ECOLOGY

CHAPTER THREE : CASE - STUDIES OF RESIDENTIAL SUCCESSION This
chapter presents two case - studies of residential succession . They are included
to illustrate the process as a whole , while the materials in the chapter . following
 ...

Author: HAROLD A. GIBBARD

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015069670530

Category:

Page:

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Categories:

Population Land Use and Environment

Population  Land Use  and Environment

Research Directions National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and
Social Sciences and Education, Center for ... and N. Tyler 2003a Illustrating the
coupled human-environment system for vulnerability analysis: Three case
studies.

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309164931

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

View: 399

Population, Land Use, and Environment: Research Directions offers recommendations for future research to improve understanding of how changes in human populations affect the natural environment by means of changes in land use, such as deforestation, urban development, and development of coastal zones. It also features a set of state-of-the-art papers by leading researchers that analyze population-land useenvironment relationships in urban and rural settings in developed and underdeveloped countries and that show how remote sensing and other observational methods are being applied to these issues. This book will serve as a resource for researchers, research funders, and students.
Categories: Social Science

Habitat Ecology and Ekistics

Habitat  Ecology and Ekistics

This volume uses an innovative and interdisciplinary approach to assess various issues resulting from human-environment interactions in relation to sustainable development.

Author: Rukhsana

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030491145

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 332

View: 256

This volume uses an innovative and interdisciplinary approach to assess various issues resulting from human-environment interactions in relation to sustainable development. The book encompasses theoretical and applied aspects, using both thematic and regional case studies from India, to highlight the impact of human-environment interactions at various spatio-temporal scales, with each study focusing on a particular anthropogenic issue, particularly in an Indian context. The book's three focal themes (e.g. habitat linkages, ekistics and social ecology, hazard and environmental management) elaborate the essential components of human-environment interactions with nature, its impact on the surrounding natural and social environments, and management techniques through research innovations. Readers will learn how maladjustments, disturbances and disasters are often inevitable byproducts of human-environment systems, and what conceptual and practical strategies can be applied towards sustainable coexistence. The book will be of interest to students, academics and policymakers engaged in environmental management, human-environment interactions and sustainable development.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Time and Complexity in Historical Ecology

Time and Complexity in Historical Ecology

... human society and its biotic environs over multiple temporal and spatial scales.
The authors of the case studies in this volume and of other works in historical
ecology and allied viewpoints (Balée 1998a; Cormier 2003; Crumley 1994b,
1998; ...

Author: William L. Balée

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231509619

Category: Science

Page: 432

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This collection of studies by anthropologists, botanists, ecologists, and biologists is an important contribution to the emerging field of historical ecology. The book combines cutting-edge research with new perspectives to emphasize the close relationship between humans and their natural environment. Contributors examine how alterations in the natural world mirror human cultures, societies, and languages. Treating the landscape like a text, these researchers decipher patterns and meaning in the Ecuadorian Andes, Amazonia, the desert coast of Peru, and other regions in the neotropics. They show how local peoples have changed the landscape over time to fit their needs by managing and modifying species diversity, enhancing landscape heterogeneity, and controlling ecological disturbance. In turn, the environment itself becomes a form of architecture rich with historical and archaeological significance. Time and Complexity in Historical Ecology explores thousands of years of ecological history while also addressing important contemporary issues, such as biodiversity and genetic variation and change. Engagingly written and expertly researched, this book introduces and exemplifies a unique method for better understanding the link between humans and the biosphere.
Categories: Science

Case Studies in Environmental Archaeology

Case Studies in Environmental Archaeology

Elizabeth J. Reitz, Lee A. Newsom, Sylvia J. Scudder, and C. Margaret Scarry
Environmental archaeology is an eclectic field directed toward understanding the
ecology of human communities (Albarella 2001; Bintliff et al. 1988; Branch et al.

Author: Elizabeth Reitz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387713964

Category: History

Page: 463

View: 632

This book highlights studies addressing significant anthropological issues in the Americas from the perspective of environmental archaeology. The book uses case studies to resolve questions related to human behavior in the past rather than to demonstrate the application of methods. Each chapter is an original or revised work by an internationally-recognized scientist. This second edition is based on the 1996 book of the same title. The editors have invited back a number of contributors from the first edition to revise and update their chapter. New studies are included in order to cover recent developments in the field or additional pertinent topics.
Categories: History

A Comparative Study of Human Ecology Around the Woodland in Central Africa

A Comparative Study of Human Ecology Around the Woodland in Central Africa

From subsistence to market : A case study of the Mbuti net hunters . Human
Ecology , 6 ( 3 ) : 325-53 . Hayden , B. , 1981. Subsistence and Ecological
Adaptations of Modern Hunter / Gatherers . In ( R. S. O. Harding and G. Teleki
eds . ) ...

Author: Makoto Kakeya

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105011844466

Category: Congo (Democratic Republic)

Page: 241

View: 948

Categories: Congo (Democratic Republic)

Proceedings of the 4th International Congress of the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East 29 March 3 April 2004 Freie Universit t Berlin The reconstruction of environment natural resources and human interrelations through time art history visual communication

Proceedings of the 4th International Congress of the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East  29 March   3 April 2004  Freie Universit  t Berlin  The reconstruction of environment   natural resources and human interrelations through time   art history   visual communication

... to the study of human - environment relationships in early agricultural and
urban settlements in the Ancient Near East . ... brief introduction to the case -
studies and a review of methodological issues in interdisciplinary study of plant
remains ...

Author: Hartmut Kühne

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 3447057033

Category: History

Page: 642

View: 330

The Congress hosted 611 registered participants from 38 countries. Its aim was to be an international forum for scholars and demands of Near Eastern Archaeology. From the four sections of the Congress, Vol. I: 1) The Reconstruction of Environment. Natural Resources and Human Interrelation through Time, 2) Visual Communication, [Vol. II: 3) Social and Cultural Transformation: The Archaeology of Transitional Periods and Dark Ages, 4) Archaeological Field Reports (Excavations, Surveys, Conservation) ISBN 978344705757-8].Together these volumes unite 77 contributions on about 1100 pages. They are arranged according to the sections. The rst three will be introduced by the key lectures which were given by Tony Wilkinson, Winfried Orthmann, and Roger Matthews. The resumes of these sections were provided by Wendy Matthews, Dominik Bonatz, and Diederik J.W. Meijer. The contributions cover many aspects of the main themes through time, from the Neolithic to the Hellenistic / Roman period, and offer interdisciplinary approaches to complex archaeological problems.
Categories: History

Natural Resource Use and Global Change

Natural Resource Use and Global Change

The synthesesof knowledge in human ecology were not carried out with
knowledge from culturalecological case studies. However, there havebeen some
important attempts to integrate the studyof localcultures andresource use
practices in ...

Author: K. Bruckmeier

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137303158

Category: Political Science

Page: 290

View: 947

Building on recent developments in social ecology, this book advances a new critical theory of society and nature, exploring social metabolism and global resource flows in contemporary society. Barriers to global sustainability are identified and conditions for transforming industrial economies towards new sustainable resource use are described.
Categories: Political Science

Social Theory and the Urban Question

Social Theory and the Urban Question

latter provides a long series of non-comparable case studies on individual
localities. ... Hawley sought to relocate human ecology in the mainstream of
ecological thought, and in doing so he argued that space, far from being central,
was ...

Author: Peter Saunders

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135685911

Category: Science

Page: 312

View: 448

Social Theory and the Urban Question offers a guide to, and a critical evaluation of key themes in contemporary urban social theory, as well as a re-examination of more traditional approaches in the light of recent developments and criticism. Dr Saunders discusses current theoretical positions in the context of the work of Marx, Weber and Durkheim. He suggests that later writers have often misunderstood or ignored the arguments of these 'founding fathers' of the urban question. Dr Saunders uses his final chapter to apply the lessons learned from a review of their work in order to develop a new framework for urban social and political analysis. This book was first published in 1981.
Categories: Science

The Environment this Month

The Environment this Month

One of the main ways in which the Council has sought to fulfil this purpose has
been to institute multidisciplinary case studies in human ecology in discrete
localities . The first such study has been in progress in Malta for several years ,
and the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822009264813

Category: Environmental protection

Page:

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Categories: Environmental protection

Environment and Behavior Studies

Environment and Behavior Studies

Are we able and willing to address human concerns from the most pragmatic to
the emotional to the spiritual? ... for design decision-making: The processes of
programming and evaluation and an evaluative case study of multi-family
housing.

Author: Irwin Altman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781468479447

Category: Psychology

Page: 392

View: 176

This eleventh volume in the series departs from the pattern of earlier volumes. Some of those volumes addressed research, design, and policy topics in terms of environmental settings, for example, homes, communities, neighborhoods, and public places. Others focused on environmental users, for example, chil dren and the elderly. The present volume examines the field of environment and behavior studies itself in the form of intellectual histories of some of its most productive and still visible senior participants. In so doing we hope to provide readers with a grand sweep of the field-its research and design content, methodology, institutions, and past and future trajectories-through the experiences and intellectual histories of its participants. Why intellectual histories? Several factors led to the decision to launch this project. For one, 1989 was an anniversary and commemorative year for the Environmental Design Research Association, perhaps the major and most long-standing interdisciplinary organization of environment and behavior re searchers and practitioners. Established in 1969, this organization has been the vehicle for generations of researchers and practitioners from many disciplines to come together annually to exchange ideas, present papers, and develop professional and personal relationships. It held its first and twentieth meetings in North Carolina, with the twentieth conference substantially devoted to dis cussions of the past, present, and future of the field-a taking stock, so to speak. Thus it seemed appropriate to launch a volume on intellectual histories at this significant juncture in the life of the field.
Categories: Psychology

Human Ecology and Environmental Education

Human Ecology and Environmental Education

Contrary to both would - be generalizers like Harris ( 1979 : ) 78 - 79 ) and
Jochim ( 1981 : ix ) and professed particularists like Richards ( 1983 ) ,
generalizing and case study approaches are not distinct alternatives in human
ecology . Not only ...

Author: Rishi Mani Dubey

Publisher:

ISBN: 818561332X

Category: Environmental education

Page:

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Categories: Environmental education

Human Environment Relations

Human Environment Relations

This chapter explores such relationships through case studies of urban
community gardens in Russia and the Netherlands, and considers how an ethics
of care and aesthetic engagement can be integrated into human-environment
relations.

Author: Emily Brady

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400728240

Category: Science

Page: 166

View: 633

This fresh and innovative approach to human-environmental relations will revolutionise our understanding of the boundaries between ourselves and the environment we inhabit. The anthology is predicated on the notion that values shift back and forth between humans and the world around them in an ethical communicative zone called ‘value-space’. The contributors examine the transformative interplay between external environments and human values, and identify concrete ways in which these norms, residing in and derived from self and society, are projected onto the environment.
Categories: Science