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Fishing, Foraging and Farming in the Bolivian Amazon

On a Local Society in Transition

Authors: Ringhofer, Lisa

  • Detailed and insightful empirical case study of an indigenous community
  • Detailed description of socioecological research methods, challenges and constraints in the field
  • Provision of generic sustainability indicators as well as comparative data sets on metabolic profile and metabolic rates
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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.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Setting the Stage

    Ringhofer, Lisa

    Pages 1-16

  • Sociometabolic Transitions and the MEFA Toolkit: Concepts and Methods

    Ringhofer, Lisa

    Pages 17-43

  • Exploring an Indigenous World in the Bolivian Amazon: The Case of the Tsimane’

    Ringhofer, Lisa

    Pages 45-82

  • Stocks, Flows and Land Use: The Metabolic Profile of Campo Bello

    Ringhofer, Lisa

    Pages 83-157

  • Time, Work, and Other Functions

    Ringhofer, Lisa

    Pages 159-198

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eBook $109.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-90-481-3486-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9087-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fishing, Foraging and Farming in the Bolivian Amazon
Book Subtitle
On a Local Society in Transition
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3487-8
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3487-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3486-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9087-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 249
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