Advances in Asian Human-Environmental Research

Integrated Studies of Social and Natural Environmental Transition in Laos

Editors: Yokoyama, S., Okamoto, K., Takenaka, C., Hirota, I. (Eds.)

  • Helps readers to understand the contemporary social and environmental issues in Laos
  • Elucidates the traditional eco-knowledge of rural people
  • Discusses people’s response to social and environmental transition
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About this book

This book examines social and natural environmental changes in present-day Laos and presents a new research framework for environmental studies from an interdisciplinary point of view. In Laos, after the Lao version of perestroika, Chintanakaan Mai, in 1986, for better or worse, rural development and urbanization have progressed, and people’s livelihoods are about to change significantly. Compared to those of the neighboring countries of mainland Southeast Asia, however, many traditional livelihoods such as region-specific/ethnic-specific livelihood complexes, which combined traditional rice farming with a variety of subsistence activities, have been carried over into the present in Laos. The biggest challenge this book presents is to elucidate livelihood strategies of people who cope successfully with both social and environmental changes and to illustrate how to maintain this rich social and natural environment of Laos in the future. The book includes chapters on social, cultural, and natural concerns and on ethnicity, urbanization, and regional development in Laos. All chapters are based on original data from field surveys. These data will greatly contribute not only to local studies in Laos but also to environmental studies in developing countries.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Laos in Transition: The Runner in Front, Leading the Race or Lagging a Lap Behind?

    Yokoyama, Satoshi

    Pages 3-27

  • The Impact of Urbanization on Land Use and the Changing Role of Forests in Vientiane

    Okamoto, Kohei (et al.)

    Pages 29-38

  • Mountainous Livelihood in Northern Laos: Historical Transition and Current Situation of a Swidden Village

    Hirota, Isao (et al.)

    Pages 39-59

  • Grazing Behavior and Local Management of Cattle and Buffaloes in Rural Laos

    Shirai, Masaki (et al.)

    Pages 63-84

  • Analysis of Monsoon Climate Variability for Swidden Agriculture in Northern Laos

    Kanemaru, Kaya (et al.)

    Pages 85-97

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-54956-7
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-4-431-54955-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: August 31, 2016
  • ISBN 978-4-431-56227-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Integrated Studies of Social and Natural Environmental Transition in Laos
Editors
  • Satoshi Yokoyama
  • Kohei Okamoto
  • Chsiato Takenaka
  • Isao Hirota
Series Title
Advances in Asian Human-Environmental Research
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54956-7
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54956-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54955-0
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56227-6
Series ISSN
1879-7180
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 160
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations, 53 illustrations in colour
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