Special Issue "Changing Land Use, Changing Livelihoods"
A special issue of Land (ISSN 2073-445X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2015).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: gender and agrarian change, conservation, and natural resource management & assets; migration and land-use change; smallholder livelihood dynamics.
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Interests: human dimensions of global environmental change; governance and land use change; people, parks and forests; vulnerability and adaptation to drought; cultural and political ecology
Understanding changes in rural smallholder livelihoods has long been considered essential to comprehending some types of land use changes. Nonetheless, contemporary changes in smallholder livelihood strategies have not often been fore-fronted in more recent land use change studies. Nor have understandings of household livelihood change, especially at the household scale, always been linked well to regional patterns of land use change. Calls to seek complementarities between the approaches, methods, and frameworks found within land change science (LCS) and political ecology (PE) demonstrate, in part, a desire to highlight the role of changing livelihoods in changing land systems. Fore-fronting changing livelihoods and livelihood strategies also links to the emerging foci on networks; teleconnections; and household politics, production, and adaptation in land change studies. Other scholars have recently argued for conceptualizing livelihoods and landscapes as co-produced.
For this special issue, we are interested in contributions that link changing livelihood strategies to changing land uses, through either empirical research or conceptual/theoretical works, examining any key processes, including but not limited to:
- Smallholder agricultural production and adaptation
- Livelihood vulnerability and resilience
- Labor migration and remittances
- Social relations of inequality and/or difference such as gender, race, class, and ethnicity
- Political economy teleconnections
- Rural to urban, transboundary, and multi-scalar linkages
- Network relationships and transformations
Contributions at the intersection of land change science and political ecology are especially welcome, but contributions from other human-environment fields that fore-front smallholder livelihoods are also highly welcome. Regional and scalar diversity in contributions is also desired.
Proposed titles and abstracts (250 words) can be submitted by 30 April 2015 to the guest editors, at [email protected], for possible feedback, if prospective authors want some feedback before preparing their manuscripts.
Article Publication Fees of quality submissions could have a chance to be waived.
Dr. Claudia A. Radel
Dr. Jacqueline M. Vadjunec
Manuscript Submission Information
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- social inequality/difference