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Author Ringhofer, Lisa.
Title Fishing, foraging and farming in the Bolivian Amazon : on a local society in transition / Lisa Ringhofer.
Imprint Dordrecht [Netherlands] ; London ; New York : Springer, 2010.

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Author Ringhofer, Lisa.
Subject Chimane Indians -- Social life and customs.
Chimane Indians -- Social conditions.
Ethnoecology -- Bolivia -- Beni.
Human ecology -- Bolivia -- Beni.
Chimane Indians -- Time management.
Chimane Indians -- Ethnobiology.
Economic anthropology -- Bolivia -- Beni.
Social change -- Bolivia -- Beni.
Land use -- Bolivia -- Beni.
Social Conditions.
Indians, South American.
Beni. (Social Conditions)
Beni. (Ecology)
Beni. (Indians, South American)
Beni. (Ethnology)
Bolivia -- Rural conditions.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 249 pages) : illustrations, map
polychrome rdacc
Note Expanded version of the author's thesis (doctoral).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : setting the stage -- Sociometabolic transitions and the MEFA toolkit : concepts and methods -- Exploring an indigenous world in the Bolivian Amazon : the case of the Tsimane' -- Stocks, flows and land use : the metabolic profile of Campo Bello -- Time, work, and other functions -- Comparing local transitions across the developing world -- Local visions of a global future.
Summary Empirical in character, this book analyses the society-nature interaction of the Tsimane’, a rural indigenous community in the Bolivian Amazon. Following a common methodological framework, the material and energy flow (MEFA) approach, it gives a detailed account of the biophysical exchange relations the community entertains with its natural environment: the socio-economic use of energy, materials, land and time. Equally so, the book provides a deeper insight into the local base of sociometabolic transition processes and their inherent dynamics of change. The local community described in this publication stands for the many thousands of rural systems in developing countries that, in light of an ever more globalising world, are currently steering a similar - but maybe differently-paced - development course. This book presents insightful methodological and conceptual advances in the field of sustainability science and provides a vital reader for students and researchers of human ecology, ecological anthropology, and environmental sociology. It equally contributes to improving professional development work methods.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789048134878
OCLC # 663096709
Additional Format Print version: Ringhofer, Lisa. Fishing, foraging and farming in the Bolivian Amazon. Dordrecht [Netherlands] ; London ; New York : Springer, 2010 9789048134861 9048134862 (DLC) 2009942031 (OCoLC)436030901

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