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The Resource Culture and biodiversity in central Kavango, Namibia, Michael Pröpper

Culture and biodiversity in central Kavango, Namibia, Michael Pröpper

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Culture and biodiversity in central Kavango, Namibia
Title
Culture and biodiversity in central Kavango, Namibia
Statement of responsibility
Michael Pröpper
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Changes in the biotic environment caused by human land use are being observed all around the globe. Such transformations will have considerable consequences for the future of rural and urban populations in Africa. But what motivates African people to use the biodiversity available to them in specific, more or less sustainable ways? What bodies of knowledge guide farmers' decisions? What external forces, rules and norms drive or constrain them? And what cultural values do they attribute to nature? In this book Michael Propper investigates how the culture of the inhabitants of five villages in the central Kavango region of Namibia influences their thinking and actions relating to the surrounding dry forest savannah, an ecosystem that is coming under increasing pressure from anthropogenic overuse. The detailed case study, an ecological ethnography, offers a wealth of empirical proof for the cultural dimensions of human-environment interaction. It reflects findings in relation to ongoing discourses about the improvement of rural African livelihoods and poverty reduction, necessary institutional and political changes, and the participation and empowerment of local actors in environmental decision processes. --Book Jacket
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Cataloging source
OHX
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Pröpper, Michael
Dewey number
333.9516096881
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
GN657.N35
LC item number
P76 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
Series statement
Kulturanalysen / Institut für Ethnologie der Universität Hamburg
Series volume
Bd. 10
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  • Biodiversity
  • Biodiversity
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Nature
  • Traditional ecological knowledge
  • Kavango (Namibia)
  • Biodiversität
  • Kultur
  • Sozialordnung
  • Naturverständnis
  • Landnutzung
  • Nachhaltige Entwicklung
  • Kavangoland
Label
Culture and biodiversity in central Kavango, Namibia, Michael Pröpper
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally presented as the author's thesis (Universität Hamburg)
  • "This study...has been produced within the multidisciplinary research project BIOTA."--P. 5
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 360-389)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
435373594
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
453 pages, 3 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9783496028277
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)435373594
Label
Culture and biodiversity in central Kavango, Namibia, Michael Pröpper
Publication
Note
  • Originally presented as the author's thesis (Universität Hamburg)
  • "This study...has been produced within the multidisciplinary research project BIOTA."--P. 5
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 360-389)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
435373594
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
453 pages, 3 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9783496028277
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)435373594

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