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Spatiality of Livelihood Strategies: the Reciprocal Relationships between Space and Livelihoods in the Tibetan Exile Community in India
Gotland University, School of Culture, Energy and Environment.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Research on livelihoods has been conducted across various fields but there has been less focus upon detection and analyzing of the interconnected relationships between space and livelihoods. This study investigates these relationships from a place-specific point of view utilizing the Tibetan exile community in India as a case study. The qualitative method of semi-structured, in-depth interviews has been employed in order to gather primary data. Theoretically, this thesis draws it framework mainly from the human geography perspective on space and place combined with the conceptual Sustainable Livelihood framework. 

This thesis argues that it is possible to distinguish four examples of reciprocal relationships between space and livelihoods in the places studied. These are spatial congregation into an ethnic enclave, the altering of place specific time-space relations which in turn alters livelihood possibilities over time, migration and spatial dispersion of livelihoods. These results are case specific and not generalizable. 

Abstract [sv]

Forskning kring försörjningsmöjligheter har utförts inom en rad vetenskapliga fält men få har fokuserat på att finna och analysera ömsesidiga relationer mellan space och försörjningsstrategier. Denna studie undersöker dessa relationer med en plats-specifik utgångspunkt och använder det tibetanska exilsamhället i Indien som fallstudie. Den kvalitativa metoden semi-strukturerade djupintervjuer har använts för att samla in primärdata. Uppsatsen drar sitt teoretiska ramverk från det samhällsgeografiska perspektiven på space och place i kombination med det konceptuella ramverket Sustainable Livelihood framework

Uppsatsen menar att det är möjligt att särskilja fyra exempel på de ömsesidiga relationerna mellan space och försörjningsstrategier. Dessa är rumslig ansamling i en etniska enklav,  förändringar i platsspecifika tid-rum relationer vilket påverkar försörjningsmöjligheter över tid, migration och rumslig spridning av försörjning. Dessa resultat anses vara fallspecifika och därför inte möjliga att generalisera.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 85 p.
Keyword [en]
Spatiality of livelihoods, Tibetans in exile, India, livelihood strategies, space, place
Keyword [sv]
Försörjningsstrategiers rumslighet, exil-tibetaner, Indien, försörjnings (livelihood) strategier, sustainable livelihood framework, space, place
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-1365OAI: diva2:507272
Subject / course
Human Geography
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-03-05 Created: 2012-03-02 Last updated: 2013-07-01Bibliographically approved

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