Sustainability and communities of place

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Sustainability and communities of place

edited by Carl A. Maida

(Studies in environmental anthropology and ethnobiology, v. 5)

Berghahn Books, 2011

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The concept of sustainability holds that the social, economic, and environmental factors within human communities must be viewed interactively and systematically. Sustainable development cannot be understood apart from a community, its ethos, and ways of life. Although broadly conceived, the pursuit of sustainable development is a local practice because every community has different needs and quality of life concerns. Within this framework, contributors representing the disciplines of anthropology, sociology, geography, economics, law, public policy, architecture, and urban studies explore sustainability in communities in the Pacific, Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, and North America. Contributors: Janet E. Benson, Karla Caser, Snjezana Colic, Angela Ferreira, Johanna Gibson, Krista Harper, Paulo Lana, Barbara Yablon Maida, Carl A. Maida, Kenneth A. Meter, Dario Novellino, Deborah Pellow, Claude Raynaut, Thomas F. Thornton, Richard Westra, Magda Zanoni

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures Acknowledgements Introduction Carl A. Maida PART I: LOCAL AND GLOBAL KNOWLEDGES Chapter 1. Sustainability: Where, When, for Whom? Past, Present, and Future of a Local Rural Population in a Protected Natural Area (Guaraquecaba, Brazil) Claude Raynaut, Magda Zanoni, Angela Ferreira, and Paulo Lana Chapter 2. Alaska Native Corporations and Subsistence: Paradoxical Forces in the Making of Sustainable Communities Thomas F. Thornton Chapter 3. Communities Out of Place Johanna Gibson Chapter 4. "Talking About Kultura and Signing Contracts": The Bureaucratization of the Environment on Palawan Island (the Philippines) Dario Novellino PART II: LOCAL PRACTICES: ADAPTIVE STRATEGIES AND STATE RESPONSES Chapter 5. Does Everyone Suffer Alike? Race, Class, and Place in Hungarian Environmentalism Krista Harper Chapter 6. Attachment Sustains: The Glue of Prepared Food Deborah Pellow Chapter 7. Globalization, Local Practice, and Sustainability in the High Plains Region of the United States Janet E. Benson Chapter 8. Quality of Life, Sustainability, and Urbanization of the Oxnard Plain, California Barbara Yablon Maida and Carl A. Maida PART III: SOCIAL CAPITAL, CIVIC ENGAGEMENT, AND GLOBALIZATION Chapter 9. Linked Indicators of Sustainability Build Bridges of Trust Kenneth A. Meter Chapter 10. The Design of the Built Environment and Social Capital: Case Study of a Coastal Town Facing Rapid Changes Karla Caser Chapter 11. Sociomaterial Communication, Community, and Ecosustainability in the Global Era Richard Westra Chapter 12. The Prospect of Sustainability in the Culture of Capitalism, Global Culture, and Globalization: A Diachronic Perspective Snjezana Colic Glossary Notes on Contributors Index

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    • 9780857451460
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    New York
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    viii, 261 p.
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    23 cm
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