Search for dissertations about: "livelihood"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 96 swedish dissertations containing the word livelihood.

  1. 1. Transforming geographies of tourism and gender : Exploring women's livelihood strategies and practices within tourism in Latvia

    Author : Cecilia Möller; Lars Aronsson; Susanne Johansson; Örjan Sjöberg; Karlstads universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Latvia; tourism; gender identities; femininities; livelihood; post-socialism; Human geography; Kulturgeografi; Kulturgeografi; Human Geography;

    Abstract : This thesis explores different geographies of tourism, gender, work and liveli­hood in post-socialist Latvia. The study puts focus on the overall transforma­tion process and the reshaping of the tourism sector, in how Latvia is reimag­ined both as a nation state and as a tourism destination. READ MORE

  2. 2. Livelihood diversification and land use change in the Sahel: an interdisciplinary analysis of gum arabic in Sudan

    Author : Bodil Elmqvist; LUCSUS; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Sudan; Remote sensing; Livelihood; diversification; land use change;

    Abstract : This thesis contributes to the ongoing debate about livelihood diversifi cation and the related question of agriculture’s central role in rural development in the Sahel. It focuses on on-farm diversifi cation during the dry season. The aim is to assess the practice and potential of gum arabic production for smallholders in central Sudan. READ MORE

  3. 3. Local Worlds : Rural Livelihood Strategies in Eastern Cape, South Africa

    Author : Flora Hajdu; Anders Hjort af Ornäs; Thembela Kepe; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; livelihood strategies; local scale; natural resource use; local employment; degradation narrative; poverty relief programmes; Transkei; Pondoland; Försörjningsstrategier; lokalitet; naturresursutnyttjande; narrativ; fattigdomsbekämpning; Pondoland; Transkei; Sydafrika; Human geography; Kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : Local perceptions and livelihood strategies have in this study been examined through extensive fieldwork in two villages in rural Pondoland in the former homeland Transkei in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province. Using a bottom-up perspective, changes in livelihoods and the processes involved in choosing between and combining various types of livelihood activities are analysed. READ MORE

  4. 4. Drawing a Livelihoodscape from the Slum : Towards a spatial understanding of gendered livelihoods in Zambia

    Author : Cecilia Fåhraeus; Sofia Cele; Peeter Maandi; Ann Grubbström; Katherine Gough; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Slum; Livelihood; Gender; Zambia; Urban Theory; Translocal; Africa; Social and Economic Geography; Kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : The overarching aim of the thesis was to draw a livelihoodscape from the slum. The questions guiding this endeavour were: Where do slum dwellers carry out their livelihood activities and how can these spatial livelihood patterns be understood? This involved outlining how livelihoods emerged from and interacted with the slum; following how they detached themselves and unfolded further in urban space; and finally, how they transcended the urban territory and migrated onwards to translocal destinations. READ MORE

  5. 5. Informal livelihoods: Womens´biographies and reflections about everyday life : A time-geographic analysis in urban Colombia

    Author : Åsa Westermark; Göteborgs universitet Kulturgeografiska institutionen vid Handelshögskolan; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; time geography; diaries; biographies; livelihood; women; development; empowerment; gender; informal sector; Bogota; Colombia; Latin America;

    Abstract : This thesis explores the everyday life conditions of low-income women who work mainly in the informal sector in Bogota, Colombia. The work has its point of departure in an analysis of the complex daily lives of two women over an extended time period and from the perspective of the individual. READ MORE