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Conceptual approaches to human ecology
|Title:||Conceptual approaches to human ecology|
|Authors:||Rambo, A. Terry|
|LC Subject Headings:||Human ecology - Philosophy|
|Issue Date:||Jun 1983|
|Publisher:||Honolulu, HI : East-West Environment and Policy Institute|
|Series/Report no.:||East-West Environment and Policy Institute. Research report ; no.14|
|Abstract:||A number of very different conceptual approaches have been employed in human ecology. This report reviews several of the most important analytic frameworks: environmental determinism and possibilism, cultural ecology, the ecosystem-based model, and the actor-based model. The contributions made by each conceptual approach to increasing understanding of human ecology are described, and their strengths and weaknesses are assessed. Finally, an alternative conceptual approach -- the systems model of human ecology -- is proposed. In this interactive model, the human social system is seen as being linked to its ecosystem through the interchange of energy, materials, and information.|
|Description:||For more about the East-West Center, see http://www.eastwestcenter.org/|
|Appears in Collections:||Environment and Policy Institute. Research Reports|
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