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Mobility and migration in indigenous Amazonia contemporary ethnoecological perspectives

Author: Miguel N Alexiades
Publisher: New York, NY Berghahn Books 2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. paperback edView 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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Miguel N Alexiades
ISBN: 9780857457974 0857457977 1845455630 9781845455637
OCLC Number: 935899275
Description: XVIII, 310 Seiten Illustrationen Diagramme, Karten 24 cm
Contents: List of Figures and Tables List of Contributors Editor's Preface Chapter 1. Mobility and Migration in Indigenous Amazonia: Contemporary Ethnoecological Perspectives - an Introduction Miguel N. Alexiades Part I. Circulations: Mobility, Subsistence and the Environment Chapter 2. Towards an Understanding of the Huaorani Ways of Knowing and Naming Plants Laura Rival Chapter 3. The Restless Life of the Nahua: Shaping People and Places in the Peruvian Amazon Conrad Feather Chapter 4. Urban, Rural and In-between: Multi-Sited Households Mobility and Resource Management in the Amazon Flood Plain Miguel Pinedo-Vasquez and Christine Padoch Chapter 5. Unpicking 'Community' in Community Conservation: Implications of Changing Settlement Patterns and Individual Mobility for the Tamshiyacu Tahuayo Communal Reserve, Peru Helen Newing Part II. Transformations: Knowledge, Identity, Place-Making and the Domestication of Nature Chapter 6. Domestication of Peach Palm (Bactris gasipaes): the Roles of Human Mobility and Migration Charles R. Clement, Laura Rival and David M. Cole Chapter 7. 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 Chapter 8. The Political Ecology of Ethnic Frontiers and Relations among the Piaroa of the Middle Orinoco Stanford Zent Chapter 9. 'Ordenar El Pensamiento': Place-Making and the Moral Management of Resources in a Multi-Ethnic Territory, Amazonas, Colombia Giovanna Micarelli Chapter 10. Plants 'of the Ancestors', Plants 'of the Outsiders': Ese Eja History, Migration and Medicinal Plants Miguel N. Alexiades and Daniela M. Peluso Chapter 11. Weaving Power: Displacement and the Dynamics of Basketry Knowledge amongst the Kaiabi in the Brazilian Amazon Simone Ferreira de Athayde, Aturi Kaiabi, Katia Yukari Ono and Miguel N. Alexiades Chapter 12. Traditions in Transition: African Diaspora Ethnobotany in Lowland South America Robert Voeks Index
Responsibility: ed. by Miguel N. Alexiades

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This is a very rich collection of studies illuminating the complex relations between human movement, exchange, knowledge, and ecology among the native peoples of Amazonia since Pre-Columbian times. Read more...

 
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