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BurnSilver, Shauna

Works: 7 works in 10 publications in 1 language and 98 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GE160.A68, 338.92709113
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Shauna BurnSilver
Arctic sustainability research : past, present and future by Andrey N Petrov( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arctic Sustainability Research- Front Cover -- Arctic Sustainability Research -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- List of figures -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1: Background and purpose -- Note -- Chapter 2: A brief history of sustainability as a concept in the Arctic and beyond -- 2.1 Conceptual beginnings in "Western" thought and early nature protection -- 2.2 Sustainability in the Arctic -- 2.3 Indigenous/local concepts of sustainability and sustainable development -- 2.4 Towards Arctic-based discourses of sustainability -- Notes -- Chapter 3: ICARP II Science Plans: Reflection and assessment -- 3.1 ICARP II Science Plan 1. Arctic economies and sustainable development -- 3.2 ICARP II Science Plan 2. Indigenous peoples: Adaptation, adjustment, and empowerment -- 3.3 ICARP II Science Plan 10. Rapid change, resilience and vulnerability of social-ecological systems of the Arctic -- 3.4 ICARP II Science Plan 11. Arctic science in the public interest -- Chapter 4: Progress in Arctic sustainability research 1: Theoretical developments in Arctic sustainability science -- 4.1 Progress and milestones -- 4.2 Vulnerability, resilience, and sustainability -- 4.3 Vulnerability assessment -- 4.4 Resilience -- 4.5 Arctic sustainability governance -- Chapter 5: Progress in Arctic sustainability research 2: Methodological advances -- 5.1 Transition to more integrated, inter- and transdisciplinary and mixed-method research -- 5.2 Conceptualizing sustainability as both process and outcome -- 5.3 Co-production of knowledge and community-based research -- Chapter 6: Progress in Arctic sustainability research 3: Sustainability indicators -- 6.1 Global sustainability indicator initiatives -- 6.2 Challenges to developing Arctic sustainable development indicators -- Notes
Representing Wealth in a Changing Pastoral Economy: A Comparison of Traditional and New Metrics in Maasailand, Kenya( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

East African pastoralism faces complex challenges. Responses include diversification and intensification strategies. Herd size as a measure of pastoral 'wealth' is hypothesised as insufficient to reflect emergent patterns of wellbeing. Wealth distributions of Maasai households are compared across four wealth metrics - highlighting different socio-economic criteria. Using Kappa statistics, a TLU-based 'wealth' distribution is compared to measures of: 1) qualitative wealth; 2) improved-breed TLUs; and 3) diversified wealth. Livestock remain important within this system. Trajectories of diversification and intensification for wealthy versus poor pastoral households emerged. Mixed methods for assessing wealth are necessary to understand livelihood changes and better target development
Are mixed economies persistent or transitional? : evidence using social networks from Arctic Alaska by Shauna BurnSilver( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Representing wealth in a changing pastoral economy : a comparison of traditional and new metrics in Maasailand, Kenya by Shauna BurnSilver( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Are Mixed Economies Persistent or Transitional? Evidence Using Social Networks from Arctic Alaska( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

ABSTRACT: Two opposing narratives describe future prospects for mixed economic livelihoods in Alaska and the broader Arctic. On the one hand, Arctic anthropologists have written about the emergence of persistent mixed economies in Native communities. A second narrative echoes modernization assumptions and assumes that "subsistence is dying, " mixed economies are transitional, and Native communities are headed inevitably toward full market dependence. We provide evidence that mixed economies are not transitional. Mixed economies have three components: households engage in (1) market exchange, (2) subsistence activities, and (3) culturally embedded social relationships sustained by flows of wild food and other resources. Using household‐level social network and economic data from two Iñupiat communities spanning 30 years, we explore hypotheses designed to test an assumed transition to market dependence. If transition assumptions hold, households with high engagement in the cash economy will have low engagement in subsistence production and diminished social relationships. Results do not support this narrative of change. Although there is considerable variability in household harvest, income, and social relationships, those highly engaged in market activities are also disproportionately involved in subsistence activities, sharing, and cooperation. Beyond broad narratives, an assessment of underlying processes and conditions supporting persistent mixed economies is warranted. [ Arctic, mixed economies, subsistence hunting, cash economy, social networks ]
Beyond group ranch subdivision : collective action for livestock mobility, ecological viability, and livelihoods by Shauna BurnSilver( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Integrated Assessment of the Dynamics, Stability and Resilience of the Inner Mongolian Grazing Ecosystems( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This paper presents results from an ecological assessment of land use and climate change in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Using a combination of fieldwork, rangeland monitoring, and simulation analyses, this study tackles the socio-economic issues faced by pastoralists in this region, focusing on linkages between climate, land use and human welfare. Employing a systems approach, we use the SAVANNA ecosystem simulation model to examine the long-term effects of anthropogenic pressures on the biophysical system. Our model demonstrates that in order to maintain grassland sustainability, climate variations must be considered by land managers making decisions on grazing.Our model indicates that traditional ways of nomadic herding, where nomads were able to move their herds in response to changing distributions of available forage, would be more adaptive in spatially and temporally variable climate and foraging conditions. In contrast, increased sedentarisation and restrictions on grazing movements imposed by political boundaries or fenced croplands may endanger sustainability by reducing options for adaptive grazing tactics. We suggest that new grazing systems must be developed to mitigate these changes in land use and land tenure
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