International Symposium on
Drylands Ecology and Human Security
Desertification in the Context of Human Domestication:
University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The “analysis of the underlying socio-cultural forces” of desertification enhances by understanding human domestication. This paper argues that humans have been domesticated via the human built environment (in the broad sense) and that desertification emerges within the context of human domestication further imperiling the already human insecurity. In this context, present desertification refers to an intensification of domestication, especially of humans, recognized in progressive land and human degradation. Hence, desertification refers to the degrading and endangering socio-ecological action of degraded and endangered domesticated humans.