B. Constructing a Theory of Human Ecosystems

In previous sections, we detailed the general nature of theory and its methodological applications. Now we attempt to use these methods to mobilize an intuitive theory of human ecosystems. We begin with the identification of theoretical components. (For explanation of the role of each component refer back to the Anatomy of Theory in Section I). We hope that by laying these out in an explicit though immature theoretical frame, we can illustrate the potential of holistic integration, provoke new ideas and invite contributions to theoretical development.

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