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Sustainability and Communities of Place

Series: Environmental Anthropology and Ethnobiology Volume: 5

Edited By: Carl A Maida

Berghahn Books Ltd

Hardback | May 2007 | #159355 | ISBN-13: 9781845450168
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The concept of sustainability holds that the social, economic, and environmental factors within human communities must be viewed interactively and systematically. Sustainable development cannot be understood apart from a community, its ethos, and ways of life. Although broadly conceived, the pursuit of sustainable development is a local practice because every community has different needs and quality of life concerns. Within this framework, contributors representing the disciplines of anthropology, sociology, geography, economics, law, public policy, architecture, and urban studies explore sustainability in communities in the Pacific, East Asia, Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, and North America.

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Carl A. Maida is a Professor at University of California, Los Angeles, and has conducted ethnographic fieldwork in diverse ethnic communities in metropolitan Los Angeles. Previous publications include The Crisis of Competence: Transitional Stress and the Displaced Worker (Brunner/Routledge, New York, 1989, co-authored with Norma S. Gordon & Norman L. Farberow.) and Children and Disasters (Taylor & Francis, 1999, co-authored with Norma S. Gordon & Norman L. Farberow).

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