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African sacred groves : ecological dynamics & social change

Author: Michael J Sheridan; Celia Nyamweru
Publisher: Oxford : James Currey, 2008.
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A multi-disciplinary volume examining the continuing importance sacred groves and forests in African society.
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African sacred groves.
Oxford : James Currey, 2008
(OCoLC)608481285
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Sheridan; Celia Nyamweru
ISBN: 9781847014016 1847014011 1847014003 9781847014009 0821417886 9780821417881 0821417894 9780821417898 9781868884940 1868884945
OCLC Number: 156891495
Description: x, 230 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction / Celia Nyamweru and Michael J. Sheridan --
2. Dynamics of African Sacred Groves: Ecological, Social & Symbolic Processes / Michael J. Sheridan --
Pt. 1. Human Ecology of Sacred Groves --
3. Role of Sacred Groves in Biodiversity Conservation in Sierra Leone / Aiah Lebbie and Raymond P. Guries --
4. Kaya Forests of Coastal Kenya: 'Remnant Patches' or Dynamic Entities? / Celia Nyamweru, Staline Kibet, Mohammed Pakia and John A. Cooke --
5. Sacred Groves in Morocco: Vegetation Mosaics & Biological Values / Ulrich Deil, Heike Culmsee and Mohamed Berriane --
Pt. 2. Social Organization of Sacred Groves --
6. Socio-Politics of Ethiopian Sacred Groves / Tsehai Berhane-Selassie --
7. Behind Sacredness in Madagascar: Rules, Local Interests & Forest Conservation in Bara Country / Nadia Rabesahala Horning --
8. Palaver Trees Reconsidered in the Senegalese Landscape: Arboreal Monuments & Memorials / Eric S. Ross --
Pt. 3. Symbol of Forests --
9. Loggers v. Spirits in the Beng Forest, Cote d'Ivoire: Competing Models / Alma Gottlieb --
10. Are Sacred Forests in Northern Benin 'Traditional Conservation Areas'?: Examples from the Bassila Region / Ute Siebert --
11. Archaeological Perspectives on Sacred Groves in Ghana / Gerard Chouin --
Pt. 4. Future of African Sacred Groves --
12. Legal Recognition of Customary Forests in Uganda: An Approach to Revitalizing Sacred Groves / Abwoli Y. Banana, Joseph Bahati, William Gombya-Ssembajjwe and Nathan Vogt --
13. Are Sacred Groves in Sub-Saharan Africa Safe?: The Legal Status of Forests / Liz Alden Wily.
Responsibility: edited by Michael J. Sheridan & Celia Nyamweru.
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African sacred groves are often described as the remains of primeval forests, ethnographic curiosities, and cultural relics from a static pre-colonial past.  Read more...

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