Book Volume 4 2014
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Ester Boserup’s Legacy on Sustainability

Orientations for Contemporary Research

ISBN: 978-94-017-8677-5 (Print) 978-94-017-8678-2 (Online)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxv

  2. Ester Boserup’s Intellectual Heritage

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Chapter

      Pages 3-11

      Ester Boserup: An Interdisciplinary Visionary Relevant for Sustainability

    3. Chapter

      Pages 13-22

      “Finding Out Is My Life”: Conversations with Ester Boserup in the 1990s

    4. Chapter

      Pages 23-42

      Boserup’s Theory on Technological Change as a Point of Departure for the Theory of Sociometabolic Regime Transitions

  3. Land Use, Technology and Agriculture

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 43-43

    2. Chapter

      Pages 45-60

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

    3. Chapter

      Pages 61-86

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

    4. Chapter

      Pages 87-97

      Malthusian Assumptions, Boserupian Response in Transition to Agriculture Models

    5. Chapter

      Pages 99-116

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

    6. Chapter

      Pages 117-138

      Beyond Boserup: The Role of Working Time in Agricultural Development

  4. Population and Gender

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 139-139

    2. Chapter

      Pages 141-157

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

    3. Chapter

      Pages 159-173

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

    4. Chapter

      Pages 175-187

      Revisiting Boserup’s Hypotheses in the Context of Africa

    5. Chapter

      Pages 189-202

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

    6. Chapter

      Pages 203-219

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

    7. Chapter

      Pages 221-238

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

    8. Chapter

      Pages 239-257

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

    9. Chapter

      Pages 259-265

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

  5. Chapter

    Pages E1-E1

    ERRATUM

  6. Chapter

    Pages E3-E3

    ERRATUM

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 267-267