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Sacred ecology

Author: Fikret Berkes
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Examines bodies of knowledge held by indigenous and other rural peoples around the world, and asks how we can learn from this knowledge and ways of knowing. This work explores the importance of local  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Cas, Études de
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fikret Berkes
ISBN: 9780415958271 041595827X 9780415958295 0415958296
OCLC Number: 297504497
Description: xxi, 313 p. : ill
Contents: Contents List of Figures, Tables, and Boxes Preface Preface to the Second Edition Chapter 1 Context of Traditional Ecological Knowledge Defining Traditional Ecological Knowledge Traditional Ecological Knowledge as Science Differences: Philosophical or Political? Knowledge-Practice-Belief: A Framework for Analysis Objectives and Overview of the Volume Chapter 2 Emergence of the Field Evolution and Differentiation of the Literature Growth of Ecosystem-based Knowledge Cultural and Political Significance for Indigenous Peoples Questions of Ownership and Intellectual Property Rights Practical Significance as Common Heritage of Humankind Chapter 3 Intellectual Roots of Traditional Ecological Knowledge Ethnobiology and Biosystematics: A Good Fit More on Linguistics and Methodology: How to Get the Information Right Exaggeration and Ethnoscience: The Eskimo Snow Hoax? Human Ecology and Territoriality Integration of Social Systems and Natural Systems: Importance of Worldviews Chapter 4 Traditional Knowledge Systems in Practice Tropical Forests: Not Amenable to Management? Semi-arid Areas: Keeping the Land Productive Traditional Uses of Fire Island Ecosystems--Personal Ecosystems Coastal Lagoons and Wetlands Conclusions Chapter 5 Cree Worldview "from the Inside" Animals Control the Hunt Obligations of Hunters to Show Respect Importance of Continued Use for Sustainability Conclusions Chapter 6 A Story of Caribou and Social Learning "No One Knows the Way of the Winds and the Caribou" Cree Knowledge of Caribou in Context Caribou Return to the Land of the Chisasibi Cree A Gathering of the Hunters Lessons for the Development of a Conservation Ethic Lessons for the Question of Monitoring Chapter 7 Cree Fishing Practices as Adaptive Management The Chisasibi Cree System of Fishing Subarctic Ecosystems: Scientific Understanding and Cree Practice Three Cree Practices: Reading Environmental Signals for Management A Computer Experiment on Cree Practice and Fish Population Resilience Traditional Knowledge Systems as Adaptive Management Lessons from Fisher Knowledge Chapter 8 Climate Change and Indigenous Ways of Knowing Indigenous Ways of Knowing and New Models of Community-based Research Inuit Observations of Climate Change Project A Convergence of Findings Significance of Local Observations and Place-based Research Indigenous Knowledge and Adaptation Conclusions Chapter 9 Complex Systems, Holism, and Fuzzy Logic Rules-of-thumb: Cutting Complexity Down to Size Community-based Monitoring and Environmental Change Complex Systems Thinking Local Knowledge and Expert Systems A Fuzzy Logic Analysis of Indigenous Knowledge Conclusions Chapter 10 How Local Knowledge Develops: Cases from the West Indies A Framework for Development of Local and Traditional Knowledge Mangrove Conservation and Charcoal Makers Dominican Sawyers: Developing Private Stewardship Cultivating Sea Moss in St. Lucia Rehabilitating Edible Sea Urchin Resources Lessons from the Caribbean Cases Conclusions Chapter 11 Challenges to Indigenous Knowledge Limitations of Indigenous Knowledge and the Exotic Other Invaders and Natives: A Historical Perspective Indigenous Peoples as Conservationists? "Wilderness" and a Universal Concept of Conservation Adapting Traditional Systems to the Modern Context Traditional Systems for Building Livelihoods in a Globalized Economy Toward an Evolutionary Theory of Traditional Knowledge Chapter 12 Toward a Unity of Mind and Nature Political Ecology of Indigenous Knowledge Indigenous Knowledge for Empowerment Indigenous Knowledge as Challenge to the Positivist-Reductionist Paradigm Making Scientific Sense of Indigenous Knowledge Learning from Traditional Knowledge References Index
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