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Ethno-ornithology : birds and indigenous people, culture and society

Author: Sonia Tidemann; Andrew Gosler
Publisher: Sterling, Va. : Earthscan, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Looks at the significance of indigenous knowledge of birds and their cultural significance, and how these can assist in framing research methods of western scientists working in related areas.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sonia Tidemann; Andrew Gosler
ISBN: 9781844077830 1844077837
OCLC Number: 646081572
Description: xxii, 346 pages : illustrations, portraits, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: Introduction1. Indigenous Knowledges, Birds that have 'Spoken' and Science2. Ethno-Ornithology and Conservation3. The Broader Significance of Ethno-OrnithologyPart II: Birds: Hunting and Products4. The Maori and the Huia5. Santa Cruz Red Feather Currency And The Scarlet Honeyeater6. Entrapment Of Wetland Birds: Local Customs And Methods Of Hunting In Central Java7. Wildlife Hunting and Bird Trade in Northern Papua (Irian Jaya), IndonesiaPart III: Birds and Knowledge8. Transmutation of Human Knowledge about Birds in 16th Century Honduras9. Sound, Sight, Stories and Science: Avoiding Pitfalls in Ethno-Ornithological Research, with Examples from Kenya10. What the Locals Know: Comparing Traditional and Scientific Knowledge of Megapodes in MelanesiaPart IV: Birds: Story and Language11. The Birds and Nature in the Stepwells of Gujarat, Western India12. Aboriginal Stories: The Riches and Colour of Australian Birds13. Tlingit Birds, an annotated list with a statistical comparative analysis14. Raven=Heron in Mayan-Language Prehistory: An Ethno-Ornithological/Linguistic Study15. What's in a Bird Name: Relationships among Ethno-Ornithological Terms in Nage and other Malayo-Polynesian Languages Part V: Birds and Conservation16. An Alternate Reality: Maori Spiritual Guardianship of New Zealand's Native Birds17. Everyone Loves Birds: Using Indigenous Knowledge of Birds to Facilitate Conservation in New Guinea18. Birds, People and Conservation in Kenya19. Bird Messengers for all Seasons: Landscapes of Knowledge among the BriBri of Costa Rica20. The Bull of the Bog: Bittern Conservation Practice in a Western Bio-cultural Setting21. Towards an Indonesian bird conservation ethos: reflections from a study of bird-keeping in the cites of Java and Bali
Responsibility: edited by Sonia Tidemann and Andrew Gosler.


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'Timely and critical.'Bird Life'The twenty essays in this fascinating book place people's traditional understanding of birds centre stage ... timely and critical.'Bird Life'A novel, fascinating and Read more...

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