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Environment and Marginality in Geographical Space: Issues of Land Use, Territorial Marginalization and Development in the New Millennium

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Edited By: Roser Majoral, Heikki Jussila and Fernanda Delgado-Cravidao

289 pages, Figs, tabs, maps


Hardback | Dec 2000 | #122109 | ISBN: 0754614778
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An examination of environment and marginality in geographical space. It discusses the issue of marginalization from the point of view of the environment by using the viewpoints of land use, landscape and development. The aim of the book is to provide an overview of the issues at hand, while keeping a close connection with practical real-world examples of what, where and how environmental issues manifest on marginal areas. The book is divided into four main parts, which address: land use and environment; territorial marginalization; development in margins and peripheries; and summary and conclusions.


Part 1 Land use and environment: land use and abuse - on the ecological and spiritual marginalization of land, Walter Leimgruber; trajectories of change in marginal and critical region in Southeast Asia and Southern China; economic scenario of the reclamation and utilization of marginal land in India, Abha Lakshmi Singh; the problem of decision areas within a fragile ecosystem - Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina, Gladys Molina de Buono; agro-industrial enterprises and environmental fragility, Maria Josefina Gutierrez de Manchon and Maria Estela Furlani de Civit; a place in globalization - land use in the Argentinean Pampa, Stella Maris Shmite de Castell; the globalization impact on agricultural marginal area, Gladys Mabel Tourn; transforming the fringe - tobacco-related wood usage and its environmental implications, Helmut Geist. Part 2 Territorial marginalization: the concept of territorial marginality - a reflection of a standpoint of the geographic image of Portugal at the end of the 20th century, Joao Luis Fernandes; territorial positionment of a peripheral region in the Atlantic arc - Galicia, Spain, Ma Jose Pineira Mantinan and Roman Rodriguez Gonzalez; reality and perception of marginality - the case of rural Catalonia, Marti Cors; territorial marginalization, regional borders and globalization - some examples from Spain, Hugo Capella and Jaume Font-Garolera; political boundaries and the development of marginal areas - the border between Catalonia and Aragon, Spain, Joan Tort i Donada; microperiphery in mega-cities, Thomas Blom; space, behaviour and marginality, Paulo Nossa. Part 3 Development in margins and peripheries. Part 4 Summary and conclusions.

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