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The Routledge Handbook on Livelihoods in the Global South



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ISBN 9780367856359
June 1, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
600 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Routledge Handbook on Livelihoods in the Global South presents a unique, timely, comprehensive overview of livelihoods in low- and middle-income countries. Since its widespread adoption in the 1990s, livelihoods perspectives, frameworks and methods have influenced diverse areas of research, policy and practice.

The concept of livelihoods reflects the complexity of strategies and practices used by individuals, households and communities to meet their needs and live their lives. The Handbook brings together insights and critical analysis from diverse approaches and experience, learning from research and practice over the last thirty years. The Handbook comprises an introductory section on key concepts and frameworks, followed by five parts, on researching livelihoods, negotiating livelihoods, generating livelihoods, enabling livelihoods and contextualising livelihoods. The introduction provides readers with an appreciation of concepts researched and applied in the subsequent sections, including chapters on vulnerability and resilience, social capital and networks, and institutions. The following sections each reflect the diversity of approaches taken to understanding livelihoods, whilst recognising commonalities, including the centrality of power in shaping, enabling and constraining livelihoods. The book also reflects diversity of context, including conflict, climate change and religion, as well as in generating livelihoods, through agriculture, small-scale mining and pastoralism. The aim of each chapter is to provide a critically informed introduction and overview of key concepts, issues and debates of relevance to the topic, with each chapter concluding with suggestions for further reading.

It will be an essential resource to students, researchers and practitioners of international development and related fields. Researchers and practitioners will also benefit from the book's diverse disciplinary contributions and by the wide and contemporary coverage.

Table of Contents

Introduction

  1. Livelihoods in the Global South
  2. Fiona Nunan, Clare Barnes, Sukanya Krishnamurthy

  3. Livelihoods: concepts and frameworks
  4. Fiona Nunan

  5. The Capability Approach as an analytic lens for studying livelihoods
  6. Lucy Szaboova

  7. Livelihoods and institutions
  8. Luke Whaley

  9. Vulnerability and resilience
  10. Nathan Clay

  11. Social capital and social networks
  12. Itzel San Roman Pineda

  13. A rights-based approach for sustainable livelihoods
  14. Jae-Eun Noh

     

    Part i: Researching livelihoods: approaches and methods

  15. Critically understanding livelihoods in the Global South: researchers, research practices and power
  16. Sam Staddon

  17. Quantitative approaches to analyse rural livelihood strategies
  18. Solomon Zena Walelign, Xi Jiao and Carsten Smith-Hall

  19. Longitudinal research to understand the complexity of livelihoods
  20. Joan DeJaeghere

  21. The use of ethnography for livelihoods research
  22. Thaís de Carvalho

  23. Using participatory rural appraisal to research livelihoods
  24. Klara Fischer

  25. Using Participatory Video in researching livelihoods in the Global South: The Why and Wherefore
  26. Lara Bezzina

  27. Using participatory GPS methods to develop rich understandings of people’s diverse and complex livelihoods in the global South
  28. Nathan Salvidge

     

    Part ii: Negotiating livelihoods

  29. Power and livelihoods
  30. Enrico Michelutti

  31. Feminist political ecology
  32. Miriam Gay Antaki and Ana De Luca

  33. Democratic politics and livelihoods in Africa
  34. Jeremy Seekings

  35. Social accountability in Asia’s livelihoods: the role of sanctions and rewards
  36. Aries A. Arugay

  37. Advocating for livelihoods through Social Movements
  38. Stefan Rzedzian, Margherita Scazza and Elodie Santos Vera

  39. Education and livelihoods in the Global South
  40. Vikas Maniar and Meera Chandran

  41. Youth livelihoods: negotiating intergenerationality and responsibility
  42. Sukanya Krishnamurphy

  43. The governance and regulation of the informal economy: Implications for livelihoods and decent work
  44. Julian Walker, Andrea Rigon and Braima Koroma

  45. Disability and sustainable livelihoods: towards inclusive Community-based Development
  46. David Cobley

     

    Part iii: Generating livelihoods

  47. Environmental income and rural livelihoods
  48. Carsten Smith-Hall, Xi Jiao and Solomon Zena Walelign

  49. Forests and livelihoods
  50. Clare Barnes

  51. Agricultural livelihoods, Rural Development Policy and Political Ecologies of Land and Water: Exploring New Agrarian Questions
  52. Cristián Alarcón, Johanna Bergman Lodin and Flora Hajdu

  53. Pastoralism and livelihoods in the Global South
  54. Lenyeletse Vincent Basupi

  55. Fisheries livelihoods
  56. Deo Namwira and Fiona Nunan

  57. Complexity and heterogeneity in the informal economy of waste: Problems and prospects for organising and formalising
  58. Aman Luthra

  59. Planning for sustainable urban livelihoods in Africa
  60. Lauren Andres, Stuart Paul Denoon-Stevens, John R. Bryson, Hakeem Bakare and Lorena Melgaço

  61. Artisanal Mining and Livelihoods in the Global South
  62. Roy Maconachie

     

    Part iv: Enabling livelihoods

  63. Conceptualising migration and livelihoods: perspectives from the Global South
  64. Mariama Zaami

  65. International migration and experiences of Indian women migrants: a critical analysis of the Kafala system
  66. Jyoti Bania

  67. Remittances and economic development in the Global South
  68. Haruna Issahaku, Anthony Chiaraah, and George Kwame Honya

  69. Mobile Money, Financial Inclusion and Livelihoods in the Global South
  70. Stanley Kojo Dary, Abdulai Adams, Shamsia Abdul-Wahab

  71. The role of microfinance in mediating livelihoods
  72. Karabi Bezboruah

  73. Global Markets and Southern Livelihoods: Exploring trans-scalar connections 
  74. Thaisa Comelli

  75. Contextualising urban transport systems and livelihoods in developing countries: The case of Bus Rapid Transit Project
  76. Michael Poku-Boansi, Michael Osei Asibey and Richard Azerigyik

     

    Part v: Contextualising livelihoods

  77. Livelihoods and social protection
  78. Leo de Haan

  79. Collective organisations: an introduction to their contributions to livelihoods in the Global South
  80. Molly Atkins

  81. Rebuilding livelihoods to reduce disaster vulnerabilities
  82. Gargi Sen, Vineetha Nalla and Nihal Ranjit

  83. Religion and Livelihoods Studies
  84. Emma Tomalin

  85. Climate change adaptation and agricultural livelihoods of smallholder farmers
  86. Issaka Kanton Osumanu

  87. Livelihoods and Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration: from Security to Inclusive Development
  88. Henry Staples

  89. Livelihoods in conflict-affected settings
  90. Ibrahim Bangura

  91. Land tenure transformations in the Global South: Privatisation, marketisation and dispossession in contemporary rural Asia

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Editor(s)

Biography

Fiona Nunan is Professor of Environment and Development, International Development Department, University of Birmingham

Clare Barnes is an Interdisciplinary Lecturer in Sustainable Livelihoods at the School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh.

Sukanya Krishnamurthy is a Chancellors Fellow/Senior Lecturer at the School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh.