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Title Ester Boserup's Legacy on Sustainability : Orientations for Contemporary Research / Marina Fischer-Kowalski, Anette Reenberg, Anke Schaffartzik, Andreas Mayer, editors.
Imprint Dordrecht : Springer, [2014]

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Series Human-environment interactions ; volume 4.
Human-environment interactions ; v. 4.
Subject Boserup, Ester -- Influence.
Alt Name Fischer-Kowalski, Marina, 1946-, editor. Editor.
Mayer, Andreas, editor. Editor.
Reenberg, Anette, editor. Editor.
Schaffartzik, Anke, editor. Editor.
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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 267 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Part I. Ester Boserup's Intellectual Heritage -- 1. Ester Boserup: An Interdisciplinary Visionary Relevant for Sustainability / B. L. Turner II and Marina Fischer-Kowalski -- 2. "Finding Out Is My Life": Conversations with Ester Boserup in the 1990s / Jon Mathieu -- 3. Boserup's Theory on Technological Change as a Point of Departure for the Theory of Sociometabolic Regime Transitions / Marina Fischer-Kowalski, Fridolin Krausmann, Andreas Mayer and Anke Schaffartzik --
Part II. Land Use, Technology and Agriculture -- 4. The Dwindling Role of Population Pressure in Land Use Change--a Case from the SouthWest Pacific / Torben Birch-Thomsen and Anette Reenberg -- 5. Conceptual and Empirical Approaches to Mapping and Quantifying Land-Use Intensity / Karlheinz Erb, Maria Niedertscheider, Jan Philipp Dietrich, Christoph Schmitz, Peter H. Verburg, Martin Rudbeck Jepsen and Helmut Haberl -- 6. Malthusian Assumptions, Boserupian Response in Transition to Agriculture Models / Carsten Lemmen -- 7. Reconciling Boserup with Malthus: Agrarian Change and Soil Degradation in Olive Orchards in Spain (1750-2000) / Juan Infante-Amate, Manuel González de Molina, Tom Vanwalleghem, David Soto Fernández and José Alfonso Gómez -- 8. Beyond Boserup: The Role of Working Time in Agricultural Development / Lisa Ringhofer, Simron Jit Singh and Marina Fischer-Kowalski --
Part III. Population and Gender -- 9. Following Boserup's Traces: From Invisibility to Informalisation of Women's Economy to Engendering Development in Translocal Spaces / Gudrun Lachenmann -- 10. Daughters of the Hills: Gendered Agricultural Production, Modernisation, and Declining Child Sex Ratios in the Indian Central Himalayas / Pernille Gooch -- 11. Revisiting Boserup's Hypotheses in the Context of Africa / Ngozi M. Nwakeze and Anke Schaffartzik -- 12. An Interpretation of Large-Scale Land Deals Using Boserup's Theories of Agricultural Intensification, Gender and Rural Development / Julia A. Behrman, Ruth Meinzen-Dick and Agnes R. Quisumbing -- 13. Labour Migration and Gendered Agricultural Asset Shifts in Southeastern Mexico: Two Stories of Farming Wives and Daughters / Birgit Schmook, Claudia Radel and Ana Crisol Méndez-Medina -- 14. Working Time of Farm Women and Small-Scale Sustainable Farming in Austria / Barbara Smetschka, Veronika Gaube and Juliana Lutz -- 15. A Human Ecological Approach to Ester Boserup: Steps Towards Engendering Agriculture and Rural Development / Parto Teherani-Krönner -- 16. Conclusions: Re-Evaluating Boserup in the Light of the Contributions to this Volume / Marina Fischer-Kowalski and Anette Reenberg.
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Summary "Arising from a scientific conference marking the 100th anniversary of her birth, this book honors the life and work of the social scientist and diplomat Ester Boserup, who blazed new trails in her interdisciplinary approach to development and sustainability. The contents are organized in three sections reflecting important focal points of Boserup's own work: Long-Term Socio-Ecological Change; Agriculture, Land Use, and Development; and Gender, Population, and Economy. The first three chapters offer a comprehensive review of her political and scientific work. Section Two focuses on the applicability of Boserup's reflections on land use, technology, and agriculture, incorporating case studies which illuminate and test Boserup's hypotheses on land use intensification and soil degradation, the impact of population growth on land use, the agricultural transition, and the role of women in development. The case studies examine both long historical time series and present-day dynamics, and explore different levels of geographical scale, from the local to the regional and the global. Section Three emphasizes the key role of women and gender relations for agriculture and development. Together, the 15 chapters in this volume show how the main strands of Boserup's theories are reflected in contemporary research. In sum, the diversity of the contributions to this book reflects the continuing impact of Ester Boserup's work on scientific research today, and its likely influence on research for years to come."--Publisher's description.
Note Online resource. Title from PDF. SpringerLink (viewed December 8, 2014).
ISBN 940178678X electronic bk.
9789401786782 electronic bk.
9401786771 print
9789401786775 print
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-94-017-8678-2
OCLC # 889434797
Additional Format Print version: Ester Boserup's legacy on sustainability. Berlin : Springer, 2014 9789401786775 (DLC) 2014931401 (OCoLC)871307015.