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Demography's Ecological Frontier: Rethinking the ‘Nature’ of the Household and Community

Brian Greenberg and Margaret E. Greene

in Categories and Contexts: Anthropological and Historical Studies in Critical Demography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199270576
eISBN:
9780191600883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270570.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

The global scale of anthropogenic environmental change now challenges demography to rethink its methodologies and tacit values to assess the ways that human populations determine the population ... More


Trackless, impenetrable and underdeveloped? Roads, colonization and environmental transformation in the Anglo-Scottish border zone, c. 1100 to c. 1300

Richard Oram

in Roadworks: Medieval Britain, medieval roads

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719085062
eISBN:
9781526104267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085062.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Historical perceptions of the Anglo-Scottish borderlands are dominated by visions of a war-ravaged, ungovernable, economically stunted and culturally retarded zone. This bleak image, reinforced by ... More


Conceiving Ecology and Stopping the Clock: Narratives of Balance, Loss, and Degradation

Kathleen D. Morrison

in Shifting Ground: People, Animals, and Mobility in India's Environmental History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198098959
eISBN:
9780199084999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198098959.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

An influential argument in Indian environmental history is that of a ‘colonial ecological watershed’. Certainly there is good reason to stress colonial-period transformations in the forests, fields, ... More


Civilizing the Crags: Urban Adventurers Modernize the Mountains

Tait Keller

in Apostles of the Alps: Mountaineering and Nation Building in Germany and Austria, 1860-1939

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625034
eISBN:
9781469625058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625034.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter analyzes the structural changes to the Eastern Alps, with a focus on economic and environmental transformations in the late-nineteenth century. These developments related to larger ... More


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