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Title Mapping transition in the pamirs : changing human-environmental landscapes / edited by Hermann Kreutzmann, Teiji Watanabe
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2016
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Descript 1 online resource (xv, 274 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Series Advances in Asian human-environmental research, 1879-7180
Advances in Asian human-environmental research
Note 1. Pamirian Spaces - Mapping Process Geographies in the Mountainous Periphery -- 2. Pamir or Pamirs - Perceptions and Interpretations -- 3. Who is mapping the Pamirs? A Review on Plant and Vegetation Sciences -- 4. Geomorphic Features of the Eastern Pamirs, with a Focus on the Occurrence of Intermontane Basins -- 5. Water of the Pamir - Potential and Constraints -- 6. Khans, Kings, Communists, Warlords, and Presidents: Afghan Kirghiz Socio-economic Strategies for Extorting and Extracting from the State -- 7. Changes in the Relationship between Borders and Pastoral Mobility in Mountain Regions of Central Asia -- 8. Seasonal Pasture Use and Vegetation Cover Changes in the Alai Valley, Kyrgyzstan -- 9. Diversity of Seasonal Migration of Livestock in the Eastern Alai Valley, Southern Kyrgyzstan -- 10. Kezuu and Novad: A Form of Pastoralism in the Eastern Alai Valley, Southern Kyrgyzstan -- 11. External Support and Local Agency: Uncertain Transformations of Livelihoods in the Pamirian Borderland of Tajikistan -- 12. The Current Status of Lifestyle and Occupations in the Wakhan Area of Tajikistan -- 13. Political Ecology of Human-Environmental Change in Gojal, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan -- 14. The Changes in Regional Structure and Land Use related to External Factors in Hussaini Village, Northern Pakistan -- 15. Humanitarianism across Mountain Valleys: "Shia Aid" and Development Encounters in Northern Pakistan and Eastern Tajikistan -- 16. History of the Development of the Pamir Region of Tajikistan (Gorno-Badakhshan) -- 17. Conclusions: Why do we need to make Efforts to Map the Transition?
By emphasizing on the Pamir region a comprehensive overview of path-dependent and recent developments in a remote mountain region is provided in this book. Overall neglect in the mountainous periphery is contrasted by shifting the centre of attention to the Pamirs situated at the interface between South and Central Asia. From colonial times to now there has been a debate on grasping and locating the area. Here field-work based contributions are collected to provide a variety of perspectives on the Pamirs highlighting transformation and transition in Post-Soviet societies as well as in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The similar ecological environment across borders features the common ground while analyzing development processes in a set of case studies that aim at highlighting certain aspects of regional development
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Human geography -- Pamir
Population geography -- Pamir
Physical Geography
Sustainable Development
Alt Author Kreutzmann, Hermann, editor
Watanabe, Teiji, editor
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