Fishing, Foraging and Farming in the Bolivian Amazon: On a by Lisa Ringhofer

By Lisa Ringhofer

Empirical in personality, this booklet analyses the society-nature interplay of the Tsimane’, a rural indigenous group within the Bolivian Amazon. Following a standard methodological framework, the cloth and effort circulate (MEFA) technique, it supplies a close account of the biophysical trade family members the group entertains with its typical setting: the socio-economic use of strength, fabrics, land and time. both so, the ebook presents a deeper perception into the neighborhood base of sociometabolic transition methods and their inherent dynamics of swap. the area people defined during this booklet stands for the various millions of rural structures in constructing international locations that, in gentle of an ever extra globalising international, are presently steerage an analogous - yet possibly differently-paced - improvement direction. This ebook offers insightful methodological and conceptual advances within the box of sustainability technological know-how and gives a necessary reader for college kids and researchers of human ecology, ecological anthropology, and environmental sociology. It both contributes to enhancing specialist improvement paintings methods.

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