This book presents a selection of major research texts by Prof. Dr. Lourdes Arizpe Schlosser, a Mexican Pioneer in Anthropology. A global intellectual leader on culture, social development, sustainability, women's studies and indigenous groups, her texts provide both an outlook on the evolution of specific social scientific concepts and historical debates and a long-term and meta-analytical perspective integrating academic and policy discussions. By linking debates from different fields, the book helps readers to understand why people and groups make the choices they make and how the principles of social life must change to meet the challenges that new generations face in building social sustainability and effective environmental management in the twenty-first century.
From the Contents: Part I Migration and Development -- The World in Becoming a More Dangerous Place: Culture and Identity among Mexican Migrants in the US -- The Rural Exodus in Mexico and Mexican Migration to the United States -- Migration, Gender and Global Crises -- Part II Women and Development -- Women Moving Across Boundaries: Movements and Migrations -- Feminism: From the Outcry of the Seventies to the Strategies for the Twenty-First Century -- Women workers in the Strawberry Agribusiness in Mexico -- Mexican Agricultural Develoment Policy and Its Impact on Rural Women -- Part III Social Development -- A Society in Movement: Anthropology of Mexican Development -- How to Restore Social Sustainability in Mexico -- The Social Dimensions of Population -- Part IV Sustainable Development -- Population and Natural Resource Use -- Human Dimensions of Global Change -- Culture and Sustainability
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