Search for dissertations about: "livelihood"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 75 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

    University dissertation from Karlstad : Karlstad University

    Author : Cecilia Möller; Lars Aronsson; Susanne Johansson; Örjan Sjöberg; [2009]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Latvia; tourism; gender identities; femininities; livelihood; post-socialism; SOCIAL SCIENCES Business and economics Human geography; economic geography Human geography; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Ekonomi Kulturgeografi; ekonomisk geografi 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

    University dissertation from Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University

    Author : Bodil Elmqvist; [2006]
    Keywords : 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

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköping University Electronic Press

    Author : Flora Hajdu; Anders Hjort af Ornäs; Thembela Kepe; [2006]
    Keywords : 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; SOCIAL SCIENCES Business and economics Human geography; economic geography Human geography; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Ekonomi Kulturgeografi; ekonomisk geografi 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. Informal livelihoods: Womens´biographies and reflections about everyday life : A time-geographic analysis in urban Colombia

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Department of Human and Economic Geography, School of Economics and Commercial Law, Göteborg university

    Author : Åsa Westermark; [2003]
    Keywords : 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

  5. 5. Ecosystem Services and Disservices in an Agriculture–Forest Mosaic A Study of Forest and Tree Management and Landscape Transformation in Southwestern Ethiopia

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University

    Author : Tola Gemechu Ango; Lowe Börjeson; Tobias Plieninger; [2016]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; conservation; deforestation; ecosystem disservices; ecosystem services; forest; Ethiopia; land grabbing; livelihood; Oromia; policies; political ecology; trees; tropical landscape mosaic; geografi med kulturgeografisk inriktning; Geography with Emphasis on Human Geography;

    Abstract : The intertwined challenges of food insecurity, deforestation, and biodiversity loss remain perennial challenges in Ethiopia, despite increasing policy interventions. This thesis investigates smallholding farmers’ tree- and forest-based livelihoods and management practices, in the context of national development and conservation policies, and examines how these local management practices and policies transform the agriculture–forest mosaic landscapes of southwestern Ethiopia. READ MORE