Climate Change and Threatened Communities
A. Peter Castro, Dan Taylor, David W. Brokensha
Global climate change disproportionately affects rural people and indigenous groups, but their rights, knowledge, and interests concerning it are generally unacknowledged. Shifts in precipitation, cloud cover, temperature, and other climatic patterns alter their livelihood pursuits and cultural land...
Indigenous Knowledge Development in Bangladesh
Development has failed to deliver on many of its promises to nations such as Bangladesh. Even worse, it stands accused sometimes of making matters worse, particularly for the poorest of the poor. The policies imposed from above by international agencies and central governments have been sadly at var...
Haiti's dramatic history, pressing social problems and rich culture make it one of the most fascinating nations in the Americas. This book reflects Haiti's diversity through the best writing, both from and about the country. While many journalistic accounts are rapidly overtaken by events, this coll...
Men and Masculinity
A collection of articles by development practitioners and theorists, which considers the implications of male gender identities on the rights of both women and men, and on gender-equitable development. Gender studies have often concentrated on the woman's role in the family, community and society. M...
Future of Community Lands
This book describes the approaches and experiences of rural development workers in Senegal working with small-scale farmers. Its aim is to highlight successful methodological approaches adopted by this group in their attempt to help farmers revitalize the local environment in community lands, while...
Cultural Dimension of Development
D Michael Warren, L. Jan Slikkerveer, David W. Brokensha
Examines the management and use of common-property forests, groves and trees on southern Mount Kenya, demonstrating the long-standing relationships between Kenyans and their forest resources - and the connections between anthropology and forestry. This book is published in the IT Studies in Indigeno...