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Cover for Culture: everywhere and nowhere.

This chapter discusses various perspectives, theories and aspects of culture in order to lay the foundation for an approach to intercultural communication, competence and interaction discussed in succeeding chapters.

Author(s)
Hoffman, E.; Verdooren, A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242409)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Experiential training of farmers and university diploma students in KwaZulu-Natal and the Southern Cape.

This practitioner reflection reports on 30 years of training agroecological farmers in various African contexts. It argues that good theory should be drawn out of good practice, to help farmers to adapt to climate change while producing nourishing food sustainably. Currently, training is often...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Communicable diseases: a global perspective.

Completely updated and revised, and now published in its 6th edition, this book includes 20 chapters providing an essential overview of infectious diseases for almost 25 years. A comprehensive yet synoptic account of infectious diseases, it covers theory, epidemiology and control, then...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395245)
Type
Book
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Cover for The elicitation of emotions.

This chapter discusses the cognitive appraisal theory of emotions and its application to tourism consumption.

Author(s)
Ma JianYu
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391896)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Towards alternate theories of change for M4ARD.

This chapter explores alternative theories of change for mobile technologies for agriculture and rural development. It critically examines two theories of change (the 'market efficiency' and 'knowledge dissemination' theories) and highlights some of the challenges they have faced in practice. In...

Author(s)
Kendall, L.; Dearden, A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393364)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Urban agriculture and the reassembly of the city: lessons from Wuhan, China.

Focusing on a case study of intra-urban agriculture in Wuhan, this chapter (1) maps the dynamic relations between actors, institutions, processes and spaces involved in China's urban agriculture discourse; (2) identifies theoretical and practical challenges to growing food in the interior of...

Author(s)
Horowitz, S. S.; Liu JuanJuan
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647326)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Global urban agriculture.

The objective of this volume is to bring together research that focuses on productive cultivation in urban spaces from around the world and to place these empirics in a theoretical context to provide cohesion. Despite the seeming convergence in practice, the literatures on urban agriculture in the...

Author(s)
WinklerPrins, A. M. G. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647326)
Type
Book
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Cover for Defining and theorizing global urban agriculture.

This chapter serves as an introduction to the volume, providing definitions and framing of the theoretical work on urban agriculture (UA). In reviewing the state of research on UA it is clear that it is a field that has moved well beyond a description of food production systems to the role of UA in ...

Author(s)
WinklerPrins, A. M. G. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647326)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A view from the south: bringing critical planning theory to urban agriculture.

This chapter discusses the role that urban agriculture (UA) plays in urban food systems (especially in the Global South) and how theoretical framings of UA that draw attention to it as an 'urbanistic practice', both constituting and constituted by urban assemblages, offer new directions for...

Author(s)
White, S. A.; Hamm, M. W.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647326)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Grounded theory methodology in research.

This chapter introduces the grounded theory methodology of Strauss and Corbin (1990, 1994, 1998) and Corbin and Strauss (2015). Grounded research is used to develop theories that may be useful to practitioners in understanding a phenomenon or behaviour. This type of research relies on theoretical...

Author(s)
Dixon, H. E. T.; Igo, L. B.; McGuire, F. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390486)
Type
Book chapter

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