Beyond the Biophysical: Knowledge, Culture, and Politics in by Laura German, Ritu Verma, Joshua J. Ramisch (auth.), Laura

By Laura German, Ritu Verma, Joshua J. Ramisch (auth.), Laura A. German, Joshua J. Ramisch, Ritu Verma (eds.)

Beyond the Biophysical argues for an interdisciplinary viewpoint on agriculture, common source administration (NRM), and foreign improvement perform that extends past a simply biophysical orientation. Biophysical interventions prevail or fail now not easily on their lonesome advantages yet inside of a context formed by way of wisdom, tradition, and gear. the unique case reports and conceptual syntheses (from Africa, Asia, and Latin the United States) research the various demanding situations and “misadventures” linked to prior and present improvement ways and perform. They practice modern, severe social technological know-how to make experience of those realities and provide concrete techniques for relocating past them. With them, we are hoping to make social technology thought, the demanding situations confronted by means of socio-cultural scientists operating in arenas ruled through different disciplines, and the doubtless distinctive contributions of social technology to agriculture and average source administration extra obtainable to biophysical scientists, improvement practitioners, and people exploring the socio-cultural sciences as a potential occupation course.

The booklet is damaged into 4 major sections: (1) an advent to innovations and the amount; (2) a sequence of chapters designed to foster a rethinking of universal techniques and assumptions in agricultural improvement and average source administration; (3) a suite of case reports and conceptual overviews at the interface of data, tradition, and politics; and (4) a collection of chapters on institutional disconnects and concepts to extend institutionalized pondering and practice.

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