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Boundary Plants, the Social Production of Space, and Vegetative Agency in Agrarian Societies

Authors: Michael Sheridan Volume 7, Number 1 (2016) Abstract: Boundary plants lie at the intersections of landscape ecology, social structure, and cultural meaning-making. They typically relate resource rights to social groups and cultural identities, and make these connections meaningful and legitimate. Landscape boundaries such as hedges and fence lines are oft en repositories for social identities and cultural meanings, and tools for the negotiations and struggles that comprise them. This article surveys botanical boundaries in classic ethnography, outlines social science approaches to boundary objects, and describes new theoretica ... Read more

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Volume 8, Number 1 (2017)

  1. Introduction: Measurements and Metrics [Free to all readers!]

    Dan Brockington
  2. Systematic Review of Recent Social Indicator Efforts in US Coastal and Ocean Ecosystems (2000-2016)

    Victoria C. Ramenzoni and David Yoskowitz
  3. A Crystal Ball for Forests? Analyzing the Social-Ecological Impacts of Forest Conservation and Management over the Long Term [Open Access]

    Daniel C. Miller, Pushpendra Rana, and Catherine Benson Wahlén
  4. Culturally Grounded Indicators of Resilience in Social-Ecological Systems

    Eleanor Sterling et al.
  5. The Metrics of Making Ecosystem Services

    Pamela McElwee
  6. Natural Resources by Numbers: The Promise of “El uno por mil” in Ecuador’s Yasuní-ITT Oil Operations

    Amelia Fiskes
  7. Accounting for Loss in Fish Stocks: A Word on Life as Biological Asset

    Jennifer E. Telesca
  8. Parks, Proxies, and People: Ideology, Epistemology, and the Measurement of Human Population Growth on Protected Area Edges

    David M. Hoffman
  9. Temperature and Capital: Measuring the Future with Quantified Heat

    Scott W. Schwartz
  10. Review Essay: Is There a National Paradigm to Sustainable Development?

    Yves Laberge

 

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