Societies, Social Inequalities and Marginalization

Marginal Regions in the 21st Century

  • Raghubir Chand
  • Etienne Nel
  • Stanko Pelc

Part of the Perspectives on Geographical Marginality book series (PGEO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Raghubir Chand, Etienne Nel, Stanko Pelc
    Pages 1-9
  3. Poverty, Social Inequalities and Marginalization

  4. Indigenous Communities, Identity, Livelihood Practices and Biodiversity

  5. Migration and Depopulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. R. C. S. Taragi, Raghubir Chand
      Pages 255-270
  6. Policies and Strategies

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 301-311

About this book


This book provides an overview of marginality or marginalization, as a concept, characterizing a situation of impediments – social, political, economic, physical, and environmental – that impact the abilities of many people and societies to improve their human condition. It examines a wide range of examples and viewpoints of societies struggling with poverty, social inequality and marginalization. 

Though the book will be especially interesting for those looking for insights into the situation and position of ethnic groups living in harsh mountainous conditions in the Himalayan region, examples from other parts of the world such as Kyrgyzstan, Israel, Switzerland and Finland provide an opportunity for comparison of marginality and marginalization from around the world. Also addressed are issues such as livelihood, outmigration and environmental threats, taking into account the c

onditions, scale and perspective of observation.

Throughout the text, particular attention is given to the context and concept of ‘marginalization’, which sadly remains a persistent reality of human life. It is in this context that this book seeks to advance our global understanding of what marginalization is, how it is manifested and what causes it, while also proposing remedial strategies.


Marginality Marginalization Poverty Social Inequalities Indigenous Communities Livelihood Practices Migrations and Depopulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Raghubir Chand
    • 1
  • Etienne Nel
    • 2
  • Stanko Pelc
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of GeographyKumaun UniversityNainitalIndia
  2. 2.Department of GeographyUniversity of OtagoDunedinNew Zealand
  3. 3.Faculty of EducationUniversity of PrimorskaKoper-CapodistriaSlovenia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-50997-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-50998-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2367-0002
  • Series Online ISSN 2367-0010
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