Introduction: Key Texts of the Author on Methodology, Development, Regions, Gender and Environment and the Book Structure

  • Úrsula Oswald SpringEmail author
Part of the Pioneers in Arts, Humanities, Science, Engineering, Practice book series (PAHSEP, volume 17)


These chapters offer reflections on my scientific work and my life experience, first in post-colonial Africa in the 1960s, later the critical psychological re-elaboration of several traumatic experiences in Africa during the student revolt in Europe in 1968 and finally my field research, political activities and social involvement with bottom-up women and peasant movements in Mexico, Latin America, India, Thailand and North Africa. This chapter links the social and natural sciences, climate studies and humanities from a gender perspective. Later, based on my involvement and experience with bottom-up social movements, I address the environmental care for and restoration of ecosystem services for socially vulnerable people in particular.


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  1. 1.Regional Centre for Multidisciplinary Research (CRIM)National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)CuernavacaMexico

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