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Mobility and migration in indigenous Amazonia : contemporary ethnoecological perspectives

Author: Miguel N Alexiades
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2009.
Series: Studies in environmental anthropology and ethnobiology, v. 11.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Miguel N Alexiades
ISBN: 9781845455637 9780857457974 0857457977 1845455630
OCLC Number: 230182549
Description: xviii, 310 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Towards an understanding of the Huaorani ways of knowing and naming plants / Laura Rival --
The restless life of the Nahua : shaping people and places in the Peruvian Amazon / Conrad Feather --
Urban, rural and in-between : multi-sited households mobility and resource management in the Amazon flood plain / Miguel Pinedo-Vasquez, Christine Padoch --
Unpicking 'community' in community conservation : implications of changing settlement patterns and individual mobility for the Tamshiyacu Tahuayo Communal Reserve, Peru / Helen Newing --
Domestication of Peach Palm (Bactris gasipaes) : the roles of human mobility and migration / Charles R. Clement, Laura Rival, David M. Cole --
Intermediation, ethnogenesis and landscape transformation at the intersection of the Andes and the Amazon : the historical ecology of the Lecos of Apolo, Bolivia / Meredith Dudley --
The political ecology of ethnic frontiers and relations among the Piaroa of the Middle Orinoco / Stanford Zent --
'Ordenar el pensamiento' : place-making and the moral management of resources in a multi-ethnic territory, Amazonas, Colombia / Giovanna Micarelli --
Plants 'of the ancestors', plant 'of the outsiders' : Ese Eja history, migration and medicinal plants / Miguel N. Alexiades, Daniela M. Peluso --
Weaving power : displacement and the dynamics of basketry knowledge amongst the Kaiabi in the Brazilian Amazon / Simone Ferreira de Athayde ... [et al.] --
Traditions in transition : African diaspora ethnobotany in lowland South America / Robert Voeks.
Series Title: Studies in environmental anthropology and ethnobiology, v. 11.
Responsibility: edited by Miguel N. Alexiades.

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