Judith Ehlert

Beautiful Floods

Environmental Knowledge and Agrarian Change in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam
Reihe: ZEF Development Studies
Beautiful Floods
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  • 978-3-643-90195-8
  • 19
  • 2012
  • 256
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  • 29,90
Floods are generally perceived as natural hazards. This book, in contrast, portrays the... mehr
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Floods are generally perceived as natural hazards. This book, in contrast, portrays the `beautiful floods' of the Mekong Delta, which annually constitute a substantial resource for people's rural livelihoods. With a focus on floods, the author employs a `lifeworlds' analysis to investigate dynamics of environmental and livelihood knowledge among farming and fishing communities and demonstrates that rapid agrarian change has both positive and negative impacts.

Judith Ehlert is a sociologist and senior researcher at the Center for Development Research, University of Bonn (Germany). She is a specialist in Southeast Asia and is currently working on the political ecology of food and agriculture.
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