Development with Identity: Community, Culture and Sustainability in the Andes

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Robert E. Rhoades
CABI, 2006 - Business & Economics - 325 pages
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Throughout Latin America, indigenous peoples are demanding that development must address localpriorities, including ethnic identity. Simultaneously, sustainability scientists need to conduct place-basedresearch on the interaction between environment and society that will have global relevance.This book reports on a 6 year interdisciplinary research project on natural resource management inCotacachi, Ecuador, where scientists and indigenous groups learnt to seek common ground. The bookdiscusses how local people and the environment have engaged each other over time to createcontemporary Andean landscapes. It also explores human-environment interaction in relation tobiodiversity, soils and water, and equitable development. This book will be of significant interest tosociologists, anthropologists, economists and sustainability scientists researching environment andagriculture in rural communities.
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
TIME AND LANDSCAPE IN COTACACHI
17
BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND USE
83
Colour plate
102
SOILS WATER AND SUSTAINABILITY
173
NEGOTIATING DEVELOPMENT WITH IDENTITY
251
Index
319
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