Search for dissertations about: "shifting cultivation"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 9 swedish dissertations containing the words shifting cultivation.

  1. 1. Vegetation and land-use in the Småland Uplands, southern Sweden, during the last 6000 years

    University dissertation from Quaternary Sciences, Department of Geology, Lund University

    Author : Per Lagerås; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [1996]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Geologi; physical geography; Sweden; Geology; Småland Uplands; land-use history; pollen analysis; Holocene vegetation history; mineral magnetic analysis; AMS dating; clearance cairns; hay production; shifting cultivation; Picea migration; slash-and-burn cultivation; fysisk geografi;

    Abstract : Palaeoecological methods were applied to peat and sediment cores recovered from one bog (Bråtamossen) and two lakes (Avegöl and Femtingagölen) in the Småland Uplands, southern Sweden. The general aim was to reconstruct the landuse and vegetation history for the last 6000 years in this agriculturally marginal region. READ MORE

  2. 2. Kinh Settlers in Viet Nam’s Northern Highlands Natural Resources Management in a Cultural Context

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköping University Electronic Press

    Author : Mats Lundberg; Linköpings universitet.; Linköpings universitet.; [2004]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Viet Nam; northern mountains; highlands; wet rice agriculture; upland agriculture; shifting cultivation; natural resources use; local knowledge; culture; ethnicity; Naturresurser; Vietnam; etniska grupper; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS Water in nature and society; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN Vatten i natur och samhälle;

    Abstract : This study deals with the Kinh (or Viet) majority people who have migrated from the lowland Red River Delta to the mountainous areas of northern Viet Nam, and their adjustment to a new social and physical environment. Its aim is to analyse the social and cultural consequences for these migrants when settling in communities populated with people who belong to the national ethnic minorities (the Tày, the Giay and the Ngan peoples). READ MORE

  3. 3. Forests, Spirits and High Modernist Development A Study of Cosmology and Change among the Katuic Peoples in the Uplands of Laos and Vietnam

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Nikolas Århem; Uppsala universitet.; [2015]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Katu; Katuic; Nge; Ngeq; Kriang; Vietnam; Laos; Sekong; shifting cultivation; animism; Kulturantropologi; Cultural Anthropology;

    Abstract : This thesis explores how Katuic-speaking indigenous groups in the Central Annamitic Cordillera of Vietnam and Laos understand their environment – hills, streams and forest. Katuic eco-cosmology assumes that the natural landscape is imbued with spirit agents, with whom people must continuously communicate lest misfortune will strike and their livelihoods fail. READ MORE

  4. 4. Farmers and forest land use in Lao PDR and Vietnam

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Bo Ohlsson; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.; [2009]
    Keywords : LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES;

    Abstract : People’s use of the forest land for shifting cultivation has over the last 50 years altered the upland landscape in Laos and Vietnam. The objective of the thesis was to develop interdisciplinary approaches and methods to document, analyse and understand the use of forest land over this time. READ MORE

  5. 5. Contested Belonging : An Indigenous Peoples Struggle for Forest and Identity in Sub-Himalayan

    University dissertation from Department of Sociology, Lund University

    Author : B G Karlsson; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [1997]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Rabha; anthropology; indigenous people; forest; wildlife conservation; India; ethnic mobilisation and Christian conversion.; cultural identity; Cultural anthropology; ethnology; Kulturantropologi; etnologi;

    Abstract : This dissertation deals with the modern predicament of the Rabha or Kocha people, their survival in the forest and their quest for identity. Rabhas are one of India's indigenous or tribal people, and they live in the jungle tracts where the Himalayan mountains meet the plains of Bengal. READ MORE