Ester Boserup's Legacy on Sustainability: Orientations for Contemporary Research by Marina Fischer-KowalskiEster Boserup's Legacy on Sustainability: Orientations for Contemporary Research by Marina Fischer-Kowalski

Ester Boserup's Legacy on Sustainability: Orientations for Contemporary Research

byMarina Fischer-KowalskiEditorAnette Reenberg, Anke Schaffartzik

Hardcover | September 2, 2014

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Arising from a scientific conference marking the 100th anniversary of her birth, this book honors the life and work of the social scientist and diplomat Ester Boserup, who blazed new trails in her interdisciplinary approach to development and sustainability.
Title:Ester Boserup's Legacy on Sustainability: Orientations for Contemporary ResearchFormat:HardcoverDimensions:267 pagesPublished:September 2, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401786771

ISBN - 13:9789401786775

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Table of Contents

PART I: Ester Boserup's Intellectual Heritage

1. Ester Boserup: An Interdisciplinary Visionary Relevant for Sustainability

2. "Finding Out Is My Life": Conversations with Ester Boserup in the 1990s

3. Boserup's Theory on Technological Change as a Point of Departure for the Theory of Sociometabolic Regime Transition

PART II Land Use, Technology and Agriculture

4. The Dwindling Role of Population Pressure in Land Use Change - a Case from the South West Pacific

5. Conceptual and Empirical Approaches to Mapping and Quantifying Land-Use Intensity

6. Malthusian Assumptions, Boserupian Response in Transition to Agriculture Models

7. Reconciling Boserup with Malthus: Agrarian Change and Soil Degradation in Olive Orchards in Spain (1750-2000)

8. Beyond Boserup: The Role of Working Time in Agricultural Development

PART III: Population and Gender

9. Following Boserup's Traces: From Invisibility to Informalisation of Women's Economy to Engendering Development in Translocal Spaces

10. Daughters of the Hills: Gendered Agricultural Production, Modernisation, and Declining Child Sex Ratios in the Indian Central Himalayas

11. Revisiting Boserup's Hypotheses in the Context of Africa

12. An Interpretation of Large-Scale Land Deals Using Boserup's Theories of Agricultural Intensification, Gender and Rural Development

13. Labour Migration and Gendered Agricultural Asset Shifts in Southeastern Mexico: Two Stories of Farming Wives and Daughters

14. Working Time of Farm Women and Small-Scale Sustainable Farming in Austria

15. A Human Ecological Approach to Ester Boserup: Steps Towards Engendering Agriculture and Rural Development

16. Conclusions: Re-Evaluating Boserup in the Light of the Contributions to this Volume