2014, XVIII, 223 p. 43 illus., 27 illus. in color.
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Major research texts on how social development is related to international migrations, women’s roles in society, population trends, use of natural resources and social dimensions of sustainability
Multidisciplinary and historically situated overview of the evolution of scientific debates and an integrated vision from a meta-analytical perspective
Links academic research and international scientific policy debates
This book presents a selection of major research texts by Prof. Dr. Lourdes Arizpe Schlosser, a Mexican Pioneer in Anthropology. A global intellectual leader on culture, social development, sustainability, women's studies and indigenous groups, her texts provide both an outlook on the evolution of specific social scientific concepts and historical debates and a long-term and meta-analytical perspective integrating academic and policy discussions. By linking debates from different fields, the book helps readers to understand why people and groups make the choices they make and how the principles of social life must change to meet the challenges that new generations face in building social sustainability and effective environmental management in the twenty-first century.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Environment and Sustainability - Gender in Development - Migration - Perceptions of Environmental Change - Quality of Life