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Mark A. Blumler

Montgomery, David R. 2007. Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Shiva, Vandana. 2008. Soil not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis. Cambridge MA: South End Press.

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Hesitant Recognition

Toward a Crop Ontology among Sugar Beet Farmers in Western Poland

Dong Ju Kim

In response to climate change, sustainability has become the keyword for exploring alternative ways of cultivation in different parts of the world. However, local farmers still understand these sustainable alternatives in terms of soil nutrients and their absorption by crops. I examine how sugar beet farmers in western Poland read the condition of crops and field conditions, and accordingly try to cope with agricultural droughts in spring and early summer. While they maintain a practical position that is extremely inductivist, they simultaneously allow for symbolic, indexical meanings. These meanings of farming practices are multilayered and evoke relationships, local histories, and traditions. The farmers accept the reality of climate change only hesitantly, and their aspiration of gaining recognition in Europe has only started to penetrate the multilayered indexical meanings of farming practices.

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Ruth Mostern

resistant to erosion under vegetation cover but readily erodible without it. … [U]nder forest or grass cover, slope and rainfall intensity have relatively little effect on soil erosion” ( Ren and Zhu 1994 ). Serious soil erosion begins only when human

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Laurent Berger

environments in order to prevent soil erosion, sequester carbon, manage watershed, enhance biodiversity, and exploit natural resources. The principle is that government officials pay local farmers, foresters, and breeders for the stewardship of ecosystem

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Pamela McElwee

for hydrology and soil erosion, InVEST uses older equations like the Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) and Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) within its modeling universe, both of which have been criticized for overgeneralization and outright

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“Real, practical emancipation”?

Subaltern politics and insurgent citizenship in contemporary India

Alf Gunvald Nilsen

districts of Badwani, Khargone, Alirajpur, and Jhabua or as migrant workers in the informal sector in the neighboring state of Gujarat. Rainfed agriculture on land that is increasingly less fertile due to soil erosion is rarely, if ever, sufficient to

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Unsettling the Land

Indigeneity, Ontology, and Hybridity in Settler Colonialism

Paul Berne Burow, Samara Brock and Michael R. Dove

. 1985 . The Political Economy of Soil Erosion in Developing Countries. London : Longman . Blaikie , Piers , and Harold Brookfield . 1987 . Land Degradation and Society. London : Methuen . Blaser , Mario . 2016 . “ Is Another Cosmopolitics