Environmental Social Sciences Methods and Research Design

ISBN-10: 0521125715
ISBN-13: 9780521125710
Edition: 2010
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Book details

List price: $57.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/11/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 396
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Ismael Vaccaro teaches anthropology and environmental studies at McGill University and is the director of the Neotropical Program managed in collaboration with the Smithsonian Tropical Institute.

Eric Alden Smith co-founded and directed the Environmental Anthropology Graduate Program at the University of Washington and served as President of the Evolutionary Anthropology Society. He has published extensively on systems of production and reproduction in various small-scale societies, and currently codirects an NSF IGERT program.

Shankar Aswani is a recipient of the prestigious Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation (2005), the first time in its 15-year history that the world's premier award in marine conservation has been given to an anthropologist. He has collaborated in the development of a network of locally managed Marine Protected Areas and small-scale rural development projects in the Solomon Islands.

List of contributors
Foreword
Preface
Introduction
People, numbers, and natural resources: demography in environmental research
Production decisions and time allocation: a guide to data collection
Analyzing the politics of natural resources: from theories of property rights to institutional analysis and beyond
Extreme events, tipping points, and vulnerability: methods in the political economy of environment
Local communities and natural resources: ethnobiology in practice
Mapping histories: cultural landscapes and walkabout methods
Metaphors and myths in news reports of an Amazonian "Lost Tribe": society, environment and literary analysis
Water decision-makers in a desert city: text analysis and environmental social science
Linking human and natural systems: social networks, environment, and ecology
Khat commodity chains in Madagascar: multi-sited ethnography at multiple scales
Spatiotemporal methodologies in environmental anthropology: geographic information systems, remote sensing, landscape changes, and local knowledge
Deep time, diachronic change, and the integration of multi-scalar data: archaeological methods for exploring human-environment dynamics
Comparing trajectories of climate, class, and production: an historical ecology of American yeomen
Socioecological methods for designing marine conservation programs: a Solomon Islands example
Index

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