Traveling Cultures and Plants by Andrea Pieroni,Ina Vandebroek

Traveling Cultures and Plants
  • Title : Traveling Cultures and Plants
  • Author : Andrea Pieroni,Ina Vandebroek
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • ISBN Code : 1845456793
  • Pages : 296
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  • Language : English
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The tremendous increase in migrations and diasporas of human groups in the last decades are not only bringing along challenging issues for society, especially related to the economic and political management of multiculturalism and culturally effective health care, but they are also creating dramatic changes in traditional knowledge, believes and practices (KBP) related to (medicinal) plant use. The contributors to this volume – all internationally recognized scholars in the field of ethnobiology, transcultural pharmacy, and medical anthropology – analyze these dynamics of traditional knowledge in especially 12 selected case studies. Ina Vandebroek, features in Nova's "Secret Life of Scientists", answering the question: just what is ethnobotany?


Ethnobiology and the Science of Humankind by Roy Ellen

Ethnobiology and the Science of Humankind
  • Title : Ethnobiology and the Science of Humankind
  • Author : Roy Ellen
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN Code : 9781405145893
  • Pages : 176
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  • Language : English
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Part of The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute Special Issue Book Series, this landmark volume assesses the contribution of recent work in ethnobiology to anthropological thought. Considers the ways in which the subject matter and methodologies of ethnobiological research address core anthropological questions. Contributors explore a wide range of themes, such as our understanding of those processes which transform the environment, and the evolution of the cultural mind. Addresses anthropological issues of general interest, from biology to reflexivity. Helps to develop the productive relationship between ethnobiology and anthropology.


Routledge Handbook of Environmental Anthropology by Helen Kopnina,Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet

Routledge Handbook of Environmental Anthropology
  • Title : Routledge Handbook of Environmental Anthropology
  • Author : Helen Kopnina,Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN Code : 1317667964
  • Pages : 472
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  • Language : English
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Environmental Anthropology studies historic and present human-environment interactions. This volume illustrates the ways in which today's environmental anthropologists are constructing new paradigms for understanding the multiplicity of players, pressures, and ecologies in every environment, and the value of cultural knowledge of landscapes. This Handbook provides a comprehensive survey of contemporary topics in environmental anthropology and thorough discussions on the current state and prospective future of the field in seven key sections. As the contributions to this Handbook demonstrate, the subfield of environmental anthropology is responding to cultural adaptations and responses to environmental changes in multiple and complex ways. As a discipline concerned primarily with human-environment interaction, environmental anthropologists recognize that we are now working within a pressure cooker of rapid environmental damage that is forcing behavioural and often cultural changes around the world. As we see in the breadth of topics presented in this volume, these environmental challenges have inspired renewed foci on traditional topics such as food procurement, ethnobiology, and spiritual ecology; and a broad new range of subjects, such as resilience, nonhuman rights, architectural anthropology, industrialism, and education. This volume enables scholars and students quick access to both established and trending environmental anthropological explorations into theory, methodology and practice.


Ethnobiology by E. N. Anderson,Deborah Pearsall,Eugene Hunn,Nancy Turner

Ethnobiology
  • Title : Ethnobiology
  • Author : E. N. Anderson,Deborah Pearsall,Eugene Hunn,Nancy Turner
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 111801586X
  • Pages : 412
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  • Language : English
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The single comprehensive treatment of the field, from the leading members of the Society of Ethnobiology The field of ethnobiology—the study of relationships between particular ethnic groups and their native plants and animals—has grown very rapidly in recent years, spawning numerous subfields. Ethnobiological research has produced a wide range of medicines, natural products, and new crops, as well as striking insights into human cognition, language, and environmental management behavior from prehistory to the present. This is the single authoritative source on ethnobiology, covering all aspects of the field as it is currently defined. Featuring contributions from experienced scholars and sanctioned by the Society of Ethnobiology, this concise, readable volume provides extensive coverage of ethical issues and practices as well as archaeological, ethnological, and linguistic approaches. Emphasizing basic principles and methodology, this unique textbook offers a balanced treatment of all the major subfields within ethnobiology, allowing students to begin guided research in any related area—from archaeoethnozoology to ethnomycology to agroecology. Each chapter includes a basic introduction to each topic, is written by a leading specialist in the specific area addressed, and comes with a full bibliography citing major works in the area. All chapters cover recent research, and many are new in approach; most chapters present unpublished or very recently published new research. Featured are clear, distinctive treatments of areas such as ethnozoology, linguistic ethnobiology, traditional education, ethnoecology, and indigenous perspectives. Methodology and ethical action are also covered up to current practice. Ethnobiology is a specialized textbook for advanced undergraduates and graduate students; it is suitable for advanced-level ethnobotany, ethnobiology, cultural and political ecology, and archaeologically related courses. Research institutes will also find this work valuable, as will any reader with an interest in ethnobiological fields.


Landscape Ethnoecology by Leslie Main Johnson,Eugene S. Hunn

Landscape Ethnoecology
  • Title : Landscape Ethnoecology
  • Author : Leslie Main Johnson,Eugene S. Hunn
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • ISBN Code : 0857456326
  • Pages : 332
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Although anthropologists and cultural geographers have explored "place" in various senses, little cross-cultural examination of "kinds of place," or ecotopes, has been presented from an ethno-ecological perspective. In this volume, indigenous and local understandings of landscape are investigated in order to better understand how human communities relate to their terrestrial and aquatic resources. The contributors go beyond the traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) literature and offer valuable insights on ecology and on land and resources management, emphasizing the perception of landscape above the level of species and their folk classification. Focusing on the ways traditional people perceive and manage land and biotic resources within diverse regional and cultural settings, the contributors address theoretical issues and present case studies from North America, Mexico, Amazonia, tropical Asia, Africa and Europe.


Ethnobiology and Biocultural Diversity by John R. Stepp,Felice S. Wyndham,Rebecca K. Zarger

Ethnobiology and Biocultural Diversity
  • Title : Ethnobiology and Biocultural Diversity
  • Author : John R. Stepp,Felice S. Wyndham,Rebecca K. Zarger
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780820323497
  • Pages : 720
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The most comprehensive collection of papers in the field to date, this volume presents state-of-the-art research and commentary from more than fifty of the world's leading ethnobiologists. Covering a wide range of ecosystems and world regions, the papers center on global change and the relationships among traditional knowledge, biological diversity, and cultural diversity. Specific themes include the acquisition, persistence, and loss of traditional ecological knowledge; intellectual property rights and benefits sharing; ethnobiological classification; medical ethnobotany; ethnoentomology; ethnobiology and natural resource management; homegardens; and agriculture and traditional knowledge. The volume will be of interest to scholars in anthropology, ecology, and related fields and also to professionals in conservation and indigenous rights organizations.


Environmental Anthropology Engaging Ecotopia by Joshua Lockyer,James R. Veteto

Environmental Anthropology Engaging Ecotopia
  • Title : Environmental Anthropology Engaging Ecotopia
  • Author : Joshua Lockyer,James R. Veteto
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • ISBN Code : 0857458809
  • Pages : 348
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In order to move global society towards a sustainable "ecotopia," solutions must be engaged in specific places and communities, and the authors here argue for re-orienting environmental anthropology from a problem-oriented towards a solutions-focused endeavor. Using case studies from around the world, the contributors-scholar-activists and activist-practitioners- examine the interrelationships between three prominent environmental social movements: bioregionalism, a worldview and political ecology that grounds environmental action and experience; permaculture, a design science for putting the bioregional vision into action; and ecovillages, the ever-dynamic settings for creating sustainable local cultures.


Ethnobotany in the New Europe by Manuel Pardo-de-Santayana,Andrea Pieroni,Rajindra K. Puri

Ethnobotany in the New Europe
  • Title : Ethnobotany in the New Europe
  • Author : Manuel Pardo-de-Santayana,Andrea Pieroni,Rajindra K. Puri
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • ISBN Code : 1845458141
  • Pages : 408
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The study of European wild food plants and herbal medicines is an old discipline that has been invigorated by a new generation of researchers pursuing ethnobotanical studies in fresh contexts. Modern botanical and medical science itself was built on studies of Medieval Europeans’ use of food plants and medicinal herbs. In spite of monumental changes introduced in the Age of Discovery and Mercantile Capitalism, some communities, often of immigrants in foreign lands, continue to hold on to old recipes and traditions, while others have adopted and enculturated exotic plants and remedies into their diets and pharmacopoeia in new and creative ways. Now in the 21st century, in the age of the European Union and Globalization, European folk botany is once again dynamically responding to changing cultural, economic, and political contexts. The authors and studies presented in this book reflect work being conducted across Europe’s many regions. They tell the story of the on-going evolution of human-plant relations in one of the most bioculturally dynamic places on the planet, and explore new approaches that link the re-evaluation of plant-based cultural heritage with the conservation and use of biocultural diversity.


Environmental Criminology by Liam Leonard

Environmental Criminology
  • Title : Environmental Criminology
  • Author : Liam Leonard
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1787433781
  • Pages : 140
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Using sociological, criminological, anthropological, historical and media analysis, this multi-disciplinary volume examines local and regional issues in environmental criminology.


Mobility and Migration in Indigenous Amazonia by Miguel N. Alexiades

Mobility and Migration in Indigenous Amazonia
  • Title : Mobility and Migration in Indigenous Amazonia
  • Author : Miguel N. Alexiades
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • ISBN Code : 1845459075
  • Pages : 304
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Contrary to ingrained academic and public assumptions, wherein indigenous lowland South American societies are viewed as the product of historical emplacement and spatial stasis, there is widespread evidence to suggest that migration and displacement have been the norm, and not the exception. This original and thought-provoking collection of case studies examines some of the ways in which migration, and the concomitant processes of ecological and social change, have shaped and continue to shape human-environment relations in Amazonia. Drawing on a wide range of historical time frames (from pre-conquest times to the present) and ethnographic contexts, different chapters examine the complex and important links between migration and the classification, management, and domestication of plants and landscapes, as well as the incorporation and transformation of environmental knowledge, practices, ideologies and identities.


Urban Pollution by Eveline Dürr,Rivke Jaffe

Urban Pollution
  • Title : Urban Pollution
  • Author : Eveline Dürr,Rivke Jaffe
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • ISBN Code : 1845458486
  • Pages : 216
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Re-examining Mary Douglas' work on pollution and concepts of purity, this volume explores modern expressions of these themes in urban areas, examining the intersections of material and cultural pollution. It presents ethnographic case studies from a range of cities affected by globalization processes such as neoliberal urban policies, privatization of urban space, continued migration and spatialized ethnic tension. What has changed since the appearance of Purity and Danger? How have anthropological views on pollution changed accordingly? This volume focuses on cultural meanings and values that are attached to conceptions of 'clean' and 'dirty', purity and impurity, healthy and unhealthy environments, and addresses the implications of pollution with regard to discrimination, class, urban poverty, social hierarchies and ethnic segregation in cities.


Chiloé by Anton Daughters,Ana Pitchon

Chiloé
  • Title : Chiloé
  • Author : Anton Daughters,Ana Pitchon
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319919830
  • Pages : 131
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  • Language : English
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This volume focuses on the ethnobiology of southern Chile’s Archipelago of Chiloé. Chiloé presents a unique perspective on the intersection of society and biology owing to its vast natural resources, historic culture of cooperation, geographic isolation, and external resource exploitation. Contributions to this volume cover knowledge bases in both marine and terrestrial systems, and how specific local knowledge types contributed to a variety of strategies, including subsistence, social-ecological resilience, resource conservation, cultural heritage preservation, economic systems, and mitigating uncertainty. This book addresses the specificities of human-environment interaction on a resource-rich island, and how historic knowledge and practices can help configure adaptation to a changing social-ecological landscape.


Anthropology Newsletter by N.A

Anthropology Newsletter
  • Title : Anthropology Newsletter
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Fieldwork by Nicholas Thieberger,Nick Thieberger

The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Fieldwork
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Fieldwork
  • Author : Nicholas Thieberger,Nick Thieberger
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199571880
  • Pages : 545
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  • Language : English
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This book offers a state-of-the-art guide to linguistic fieldwork, reflecting its collaborative nature across the subfields of linguistics and disciplines such as astronomy, anthropology, biology, musicology, and ethnography. The handbook is an indispensible source, guide, and reference for everyone involved in linguistic and cultural fieldwork.


Ethnobiological Classification by Brent Berlin

Ethnobiological Classification
  • Title : Ethnobiological Classification
  • Author : Brent Berlin
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1400862590
  • Pages : 354
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A founder of and leading thinker in the field of modern ethnobiology looks at the widespread regularities in the classification and naming of plants and animals among peoples of traditional, nonliterate societies--regularities that persist across local environments, cultures, societies, and languages. Brent Berlin maintains that these patterns can best be explained by the similarity of human beings' largely unconscious appreciation of the natural affinities among groupings of plants and animals: people recognize and name a grouping of organisms quite independently of its actual or potential usefulness or symbolic significance in human society. Berlin's claims challenge those anthropologists who see reality as a "set of culturally constructed, often unique and idiosyncratic images, little constrained by the parameters of an outside world." Part One of this wide-ranging work focuses primarily on the structure of ethnobiological classification inferred from an analysis of descriptions of individual systems. Part Two focuses on the underlying processes involved in the functioning and evolution of ethnobiological systems in general. Originally published in 1992. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.


Conversations on the Beach by Götz Hoeppe

Conversations on the Beach
  • Title : Conversations on the Beach
  • Author : Götz Hoeppe
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781845450151
  • Pages : 208
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  • Language : English
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Based on ethnographic fieldwork in a fishing village, this book explores the local environmental knowledge of the fisher folk and its role in helping them to adapt to rapidly changing conditions. Particular emphasis is put on conversation as a cultural process, the use of metaphors and figurative speech.


Understanding Cultural Transmission in Anthropology by Roy Ellen,Stephen J. Lycett,Sarah E. Johns

Understanding Cultural Transmission in Anthropology
  • Title : Understanding Cultural Transmission in Anthropology
  • Author : Roy Ellen,Stephen J. Lycett,Sarah E. Johns
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • ISBN Code : 0857459945
  • Pages : 392
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The concept of "cultural transmission" is central to much contemporary anthropological theory, since successful human reproduction through social systems is essential for effective survival and for enhancing the adaptiveness of individual humans and local populations. Yet, what is understood by the phrase and how it might best be studied is highly contested. This book brings together contributions that reflect the current diversity of approaches - from the fields of biology, primatology, palaeoanthropology, psychology, social anthropology, ethnobiology, and archaeology - to examine social and cultural transmission from a range of perspectives and at different scales of generalization. The comprehensive introduction explores some of the problems and connections. Overall, the book provides a timely synthesis of current accounts of cultural transmission in relation to cognitive process, practical action, and local socio-ecological context, while linking these with explanations of longer-term evolutionary trajectories.


Anthropology, Ecology, and Anarchism by Brian Morris

Anthropology, Ecology, and Anarchism
  • Title : Anthropology, Ecology, and Anarchism
  • Author : Brian Morris
  • Publisher : PM Press
  • ISBN Code : 1604860936
  • Pages : 296
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  • Language : English
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Over the course of a long career, Brian Morris has created an impressive body of engaging and insightful writings—from social anthropology and ethnography to politics, history, and philosophy—that is accessible to the layperson without sacrificing analytical rigor. But until now, the essays collected here, originally published in obscure journals and political magazines, have been largely unavailable to the broad readership to which they are so naturally suited. The opposite of arcane, specialized writing, Morris’s work takes an interdisciplinary approach that offers connections between various scholarly interests and anarchist politics and thought. There is a long history of anarchist writers drawing upon works in a range of fields, and Morris’s essays both explore past connections and suggest ways that broad currents of anarchist thought will have new and ever-emerging relevance for anthropology and many other ways of understanding social relationships.


Federal Yellow Book by N.A

Federal Yellow Book
  • Title : Federal Yellow Book
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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Green Encounters by Luis A. Vivanco

Green Encounters
  • Title : Green Encounters
  • Author : Luis A. Vivanco
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • ISBN Code : 1845455045
  • Pages : 240
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Since the 1970s and 1980s, Monte Verde, Costa Rica has emerged as one of the most renowned sites of nature conservation and ecotourism in Costa Rica, and some would argue, Latin America. It has received substantial attention in literature and media on tropical conservation, sustainable development, and tourism. Yet most of that analysis has uncritically evaluated the Monte Verde phenomenon, using celebratory language and barely scratching the surface of the many-faceted socio-cultural transformations provoked by and accompanying environmentalism. Because of its stature, Monte Verde represents an ideal case study to examine the socio-cultural and political complexities and dilemmas of practicing environmentalism in rural Costa Rica. Based on many years of close observation, this book offers rich and original material on the ongoing struggles between environmental activists and of collective and oppositional politics to Monte Verde's new "culture of nature."


Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology by Christopher G. Morris,Academic Press,Christopher W. Morris

Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology
  • Title : Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology
  • Author : Christopher G. Morris,Academic Press,Christopher W. Morris
  • Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9780122004001
  • Pages : 2432
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  • Language : English
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Over 125,000 entries cover 124 scientific and technological fields, including acoustical engineering, cartography graphic arts, microbiology, organic chemistry, radiology, and zoology


Weathering the World by Frida Hastrup

Weathering the World
  • Title : Weathering the World
  • Author : Frida Hastrup
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • ISBN Code : 0857452002
  • Pages : 158
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The Asian tsunami in December 2004 severely affected people in coastal regions all around the Indian Ocean. This book provides the first in-depth ethnography of the disaster and its effects on a fishing village in Tamil Nadu, India. The author explores how the villagers have lived with the tsunami in the years succeeding it and actively worked to gradually regain a sense of certainty and confidence in their environment in the face of disempowering disaster. What appears is a remarkable local recovery process in which the survivors have interwoven the tsunami and the everyday in a series of subtle practices and theorisations, resulting in a complex and continuous recreation of village life. By showing the composite nature of the tsunami as an event, the book adds new theoretical insight into the anthropology of natural disaster and recovery.


Anthropological Papers by University of Michigan. Museum of Anthropology

Anthropological Papers
  • Title : Anthropological Papers
  • Author : University of Michigan. Museum of Anthropology
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 527
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Guide by American Anthropological Association

Guide
  • Title : Guide
  • Author : American Anthropological Association
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Landscape, Process and Power by Serena Heckler

Landscape, Process and Power
  • Title : Landscape, Process and Power
  • Author : Serena Heckler
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • ISBN Code : 085745613X
  • Pages : 289
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In recent years, the field of study variously called local, indigenous or traditional environmental knowledge (TEK) has experienced a crisis brought about by the questioning of some of its basic assumptions. This has included reassessing notions that scientific methods can accurately elicit and describe TEK or that incorporating it into development projects will improve the physical, social or economic well-being of marginalized peoples. The contributors to this volume argue that to accurately and appropriately describe TEK, the historical and political forces that have shaped it, as well as people's day-to-day engagement with the landscape around them must be taken into account. TEK thus emerges, not as an easily translatable tool for development experts, but as a rich and complex element of contemporary lives that should be defined and managed by indigenous and local peoples themselves.


Talking About People: Readings in Cultural Anthropology by William Haviland,Robert Gordon,Luis Vivanco

Talking About People: Readings in Cultural Anthropology
  • Title : Talking About People: Readings in Cultural Anthropology
  • Author : William Haviland,Robert Gordon,Luis Vivanco
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 297
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  • Language : English
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How do people learn and experience their culture? How do people make a living? What does it mean to be in a family? How do we make sense of peoples’ beliefs and ritual practices? In exploring questions such as these, this cultural anthropology reader focuses on contemporary global concerns and includes a significant number of articles by authors from outside the United States. A dynamic development in the fourth edition is the inclusion of “Anthropology and Public Debate” sections, in which opposing anthropological arguments on current hot topics are featured. In addition, “Doing Fieldwork” essays consider the nature and dilemmas of fieldwork, the changing status of the field, the nature of anthropological learning in the field, and ethical issues and dilemmas.


AAA Guide 1989-90 by Asociación Antropológica Americana,Frederick Custer

AAA Guide 1989-90
  • Title : AAA Guide 1989-90
  • Author : Asociación Antropológica Americana,Frederick Custer
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780913167366
  • Pages : 490
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Journal of Ethnobiology by N.A

Journal of Ethnobiology
  • Title : Journal of Ethnobiology
  • Author : N.A
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Indigeneity and the Sacred by Fausto Sarmiento,Sarah Hitchner

Indigeneity and the Sacred
  • Title : Indigeneity and the Sacred
  • Author : Fausto Sarmiento,Sarah Hitchner
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781789204957
  • Pages : 278
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  • Language : English
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This book presents current research in the political ecology of indigenous revival and its role in nature conservation in critical areas in the Americas. An important contribution to evolving studies on conservation of sacred natural sites (SNS), the book elucidates the complexity of development scenarios within cultural landscapes related to the appropriation of religion, environmental change in indigenous territories, and new conservation management approaches. Indigeneity and the Sacred explores how these struggles for land, rights, and political power are embedded within physical landscapes, and how indigenous identity is reconstituted as globalizing forces simultaneously threaten and promote the notion of indigeneity.


The Logic of Environmentalism by Vassos Argyrou

The Logic of Environmentalism
  • Title : The Logic of Environmentalism
  • Author : Vassos Argyrou
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781845450328
  • Pages : 195
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  • Language : English
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Although modernity's understanding of nature and culture has now been superseded by that of environmentalism, the power to define the meaning of both, and hence the meaning of the world itself, remains in the same (Western) hands. This bold argument is at the center of this provocative book that challenges the widespread assumption that environmentalism reflects a radical departure from modernity. Our perception of nature may have changed, the author maintains, but environmentalism remains a thoroughly modernist project. It reproduces the cultural logic of modernity, a logic that finds meaning in unity and therefore strives to efface difference, and to reconfirm the position of the West as the source of all legitimate signification.


AAA Guide by American Anthropological Association

AAA Guide
  • Title : AAA Guide
  • Author : American Anthropological Association
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Ethnobiology for the Future by Gary Paul Nabhan

Ethnobiology for the Future
  • Title : Ethnobiology for the Future
  • Author : Gary Paul Nabhan
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • ISBN Code : 0816532745
  • Pages : 309
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  • Language : English
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This important new collection puts forth a call for the future notonly of ethnobiology but for the entire planet. Nabhan articulatesand broadens the portfolio of ethnobiological principles and amplifiesthe tool kit for anyone engaged in the ethnobiosphere, those vitalspaces of intense interaction among cultures, habitats, and creatures.The essays attest to the ways humans establish and circumscribe theiridentities not only through their thoughts and actions, but also withtheir physical, emotional, and spiritual attachments to place, flora,fauna, fungi, and feasts.


North American Indian Anthropology by Raymond J. DeMallie,Alfonso Ortiz

North American Indian Anthropology
  • Title : North American Indian Anthropology
  • Author : Raymond J. DeMallie,Alfonso Ortiz
  • Publisher : VNR AG
  • ISBN Code : 9780806126142
  • Pages : 430
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  • Language : English
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"These essays explore the blending of structural and historical approaches to American Indian anthropology that characterizes the perspective developed by the late Fred Eggan and his students at the University of Chicago. They include studies of kinship and social organization, politics, religion, law, ethnicity, and art. Many reflect Eggan's method of controlled comparison, a tool for reconstructing social and cultural change over time." "Together these essays make substantial descriptive contributions to American Indian anthropology, presenting contemporary interpretations of diverse groups from the Hudson Bay Inuit in the north to the Highland Maya of Chiapas in the south. The collection will serve as an introduction to Native American social and cultural anthropology for readers interested in the dynamics of Indian social life."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Landscape Ethnoecology by Leslie Main Johnson,Eugene S. Hunn

Landscape Ethnoecology
  • Title : Landscape Ethnoecology
  • Author : Leslie Main Johnson,Eugene S. Hunn
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • ISBN Code : 0857456318
  • Pages : 332
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  • Language : English
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Although anthropologists and cultural geographers have explored “place” in various senses, little cross-cultural examination of “kinds of place,” or ecotopes, has been presented from an ethno-ecological perspective. In this volume, indigenous and local understandings of landscape are investigated in order to better understand how human communities relate to their terrestrial and aquatic resources. The contributors go beyond the traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) literature and offer valuable insights on ecology and on land and resources management, emphasizing the perception of landscape above the level of species and their folk classification. Focusing on the ways traditional people perceive and manage land and biotic resources within diverse regional and cultural settings, the contributors address theoretical issues and present case studies from North America, Mexico, Amazonia, tropical Asia, Africa and Europe.


AMERICAN ANTHOLOGIST by N.A

AMERICAN ANTHOLOGIST
  • Title : AMERICAN ANTHOLOGIST
  • Author : N.A
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Historical Ethnobiology by Maria Franco Trindade Medeiros

Historical Ethnobiology
  • Title : Historical Ethnobiology
  • Author : Maria Franco Trindade Medeiros
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • ISBN Code : 0128167297
  • Pages : 216
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Historical Ethnobiology presents a unique approach to analyzing human-nature interactions, using theoretical and methodological aspects to examine historical scientific knowledge. This book disseminates the notion that past local narratives of biodiversity influence the determination of both historical and modern scientific decisions. Beginning with a brief history of ethnobiology’s development, this book delves into conceptual models, historical knowledge areas, and the theoretical matrix of ethnobiology. This book also focuses on the importance of memory including topics of memory production by human in different epochs and how individual memory records contribute to social history and the understanding of the past effects of human interaction with nature. Looking ahead, it discusses the importance of records such as these for determining future mankind’s relationships with nature to preserve biodiversity and ensure conservation. Historical Ethnobiology is the first book to focus on past human-nature interactions and their interpretations in today’s scientific culture. This book is an excellent resource for students and researchers in biology, ethnobiology, and anthropology. Presents an inclusive interpretation and use of historical botanical, zoological and geographical registers kept in institutions to reconnect the past with modern issues Illuminates documental analysis of past interactions between humans and nature Provides a comprehensive and accessible reference point to provide insights into a rapidly growing field


The Categorical Impulse by R. F. Ellen

The Categorical Impulse
  • Title : The Categorical Impulse
  • Author : R. F. Ellen
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781845450175
  • Pages : 233
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Classification, as an object of recent anthropological scrutiny came to prominence during the 1960s, exemplified in the British (constructionist) tradition by the writings of Mary Douglas, and in the American ethno-semantics (cognitive) tradition by the likes of Harold Conklin and Brent Berlin. At the time, these approaches seemed by turns to contradict each other, or even to exist in parallel universes. However, over the last 30 years we have witnessed both a renewed interest in classification studies as well as a cross-fertilization of these once antagonistic approaches. These essays by one of leading scholars in this field bring together a body of influential and inter-linked work which attempts to bridge the divide between cultural and cognitive studies of classification, and which develops a more embedded and processual approach. In particular, the essays focus on people's categorization of natural kinds as a means through which to obtain an understanding of how classifying behavior in general works, engaging with the ideas of both anthropologists and psychologists. The theoretical background is set out in an entirely new and substantial introduction, which also provides a comprehensive and systematic review of developments in cognitive and social anthropology since 1960 as these have impacted on classification studies. In short, it constitutes a useful and approachable introduction to its subject.


Virtualism, Governance and Practice by James G. Carrier,Paige West

Virtualism, Governance and Practice
  • Title : Virtualism, Governance and Practice
  • Author : James G. Carrier,Paige West
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • ISBN Code : 1845459601
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Many people investigating the operation of large-scale environmentalist organizations see signs of power, knowledge and governance in their policies and projects. This collection indicates that such an analysis appears to be justified from one perspective, but not from another. The chapters in this collection show that the critics, concerned with the power of these organizations to impose their policies in different parts of the world, appear justified when we look at environmentalist visions and at organizational policies and programs. However, they are much less justified when we look at the practical operation of such organizations and their ability to generate and carry out projects intended to reshape the world.


Environmental Anthropology Today by Helen Kopnina,Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet

Environmental Anthropology Today
  • Title : Environmental Anthropology Today
  • Author : Helen Kopnina,Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1136658564
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Today, we face some of the greatest environmental challenges in global history. Understanding the damage being done and the varied ethics and efforts contributing to its repair is of vital importance. This volume poses the question: What can increasing the emphasis on the environment in environmental anthropology, along with the science of its problems and the theoretical and methodological tools of anthropological practice, do to aid conservation efforts, policy initiatives, and our overall understanding of how to survive as citizens of the planet? Environmental Anthropology Today combines a range of new ethnographic work with chapters exploring key theoretical and methodological issues, and draws on disciplines such as sociology and environmental science as well as anthropology to illuminate those issues. The case studies include work on North America, Europe, India, Africa, Asia, and South America, offering the reader a stimulating and thoughtful survey of the work currently being conducted in the field.


Directory of Postgraduate Studies 2002 by Hobsons Publishing, PLC

Directory of Postgraduate Studies 2002
  • Title : Directory of Postgraduate Studies 2002
  • Author : Hobsons Publishing, PLC
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 1720
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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