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Description - In Search of Sustainable Livelihood Systems by Rudolf Baumgartner

'What a pleasure to find, at long last, a book on rural livelihoods which does not package sustainability through the straightjacket of assessment, numbers and capital' - Development and Change Livelihood systems are much more than sets of material and economic conditions. They have to cater to a large number of human needs including food and shelter. The contributors to this important volume adopt a holistic approach to understanding rural livelihood systems. They maintain that a livelihood system embraces not just economic conditions for physical subsistence, but all the elements that provide material continuity and cultural meaning to the life of a family in a community. This book tries to understand 'rural livelihood systems' from different angles and throws light on the question of what people need in order to feel secure within their systems.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761998082
ISBN-10: 076199808X
Format: Hardback
(279mm x 215mm x 26mm)
Pages: 396
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 10-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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