Previous Chapter Chapter 73: Rural Landscapes in Dispute: on Coproduction, Farming Styles and Resource Diversity in Western Mexico Next Chapter

Peter R.W. Gerritsen

In: The SAGE Handbook of Nature: Three Volume Set

Chapter 73: Rural Landscapes in Dispute: on Coproduction, Farming Styles and Resource Diversity in Western Mexico

  • Citations
  • Add to My List
  • Text Size

Rural Landscapes in Dispute: on Coproduction, Farming Styles and Resource Diversity in Western Mexico
Rural Landscapes in Dispute: on Coproduction, Farming Styles and Resource Diversity in Western Mexico
Peter R.W. Gerritsen
Introduction

Understanding how contemporary societies relate to the natural environment and how these relationships are modified by human beings in general and by farmers in particular is essential to understanding today's environmental problems (Arrighi, 1999). In this sense, rural societies contain key elements for understanding social relationships with the environment because interactions with the environment are more direct in rural communities than in urban societies. Moreover, rural societies are also most often the first to be affected by environmental degradation or pollution (Toledo & Barrera-Bassols, 2008).

Rural Mexico is subject to a profound social crisis, and rural ...

Looks like you do not have access to this content.

Login

Don’t know how to login?

Click here for free trial login.

Back to Top