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Ecological anthropology : a reader

Author: Michael Dove; Carol Carpenter
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Environmental Anthropology: A Historical Reader is a collection of historically significant readings, dating from early in the twentieth century up to the present, on the cross-cultural study of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Dove; Carol Carpenter
ISBN: 1405111259 9781405111256 1405111372 9781405111379
OCLC Number: 65469153
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Contents: List of Figures and Tables. Editors' Biographical Information. Preface. Acknowledgments. Text Credits. Introduction: Major Historical Currents in Environmental Anthropology: Michael R. Dove and Carol Carpenter. Part I: The Nature-Culture Dichotomy: . Questioning the Nature-Culture Dichotomy: From Posey's Indigenous Knowledge to Fairhead and Leach's Politics of Knowledge. 1. Indigenous Management of Tropical Forest Ecosystems: The Case of the Kayapo Indians of the Brazilian Amazon: Darrell Posey. 2. False Forest History, Complicit Social Analysis: Rethinking Some West African Environmental Narratives: James Fairhead and Melissa Leach. How Cattle Problematize the Nature-Culture Divide: From Evans-Pritchard's "Cattle Complex" to Harris' 'Sacred Cows' and Beyond. 3. Interest in Cattle: E. E. Evans-Pritchard. 4. The Cultural Ecology of India's Sacred Cattle: Marvin Harris. Part II: Ecology And Social Organization: . Early Essays on Social Organization and Ecology: Mauss and Steward. 5. Seasonal Variations of the Eskimo: A Study in Social Morphology: Marcel Mauss. 6. The Great Basin Shoshonean Indians: An Example of a Family Level of Sociocultural Integration: Julian H. Steward. Beyond Steward: 'Ecosystems with Human Beings in Them' in Barth and Geertz. 7. Ecologic Relationships of Ethnic Groups in Swat, North Pakistan: Fredrik Barth. 8. The Wet and the Dry: Traditional Irrigation in Bali and Morocco: Clifford Geertz. "Natural" Disasters and Social Order: Response and Revelation in Firth and Waddell. 9. Critical Pressures on Food Supply and Their Economic Effects: Raymond Firth. 10. How the Enga Cope with Frost: Responses to Climatic Perturbations in the Central Highlands of New Guinea: Eric Waddell. Part III: Methodological Challenges And Debates:. Ethnoecology and the Defense of Swidden Agriculture: Conklin and Carneiro. 11. An Ethnoecological Approach to Shifting Agriculture: Harold Conklin. 12. Slash-and-Burn Agriculture: A Closer Look at Its Implications for Settlement Patterns: Robert L. Carneiro. Natural Science Models of Resource-Use: From Rappaport's Cybernetics to the Optimal Foraging of Hawkes, Hill, and O'Connell. 13. Ritual Regulation of Environmental Relations Among a New Guinea People: Roy A. Rappaport. 14. Why Hunters Gather: Optimal Foraging and the Ache of Eastern Paraguay: Kristen Hawkes, Kim Hill and James F. O'Connell. The Bounded and Balanced Community: Solway and Lee, and Netting. 15. Foragers, Genuine or Spurious?: Situating the Kalahari San in History: Jacqueline S. Solway and Richard B. Lee. 16. Links and Boundaries: Reconsidering the Alpine Village as Ecosystem: Robert McC. Netting. Part IV: The Politics of Natural Resources and the Environment:. Indigeneity and Natural Resource Politics: Ellen and Li. 17. Forest Knowledge, Forest Transformation: Political Contingency, Historical Ecology and the Renegotiation of Nature in Central Seram: Roy Ellen. 18. Articulating Indigenous Identity in Indonesia: Resource Politics and the Tribal Slot: Tania M. Li. Environmental Campaigns and Collaborations: Brosius and Tsing. 19. Green Dots, Pink Hearts: Displacing Politics from the Malaysian Rain Forest: J. Peter Brosius. 20. Becoming a Tribal Elder, and Other Green Development Fantasies: Anna L. Tsing. Part V: Knowing the Environment:. Social Identity and Perception of the Landscape: Frake and Bloch. 21. People into Places: Zafimaniry Concepts of Clarity: Maurice Bloch. 22. Pleasant Places, Past Times, and Sheltered Identity in Rural East Anglia: Charles O. Frake. The Limits of Knowledge and Its Implications for Understanding Environmental Relations: Bateson and Ingold. 23. Effects of Conscious Purpose on Human Adaptation: Gregory Bateson. 24. Globes and Spheres: The Topology of Environmentalism: Tim Ingold. Index of Subjects. Index of Names
Responsibility: edited by Michael R. Dove & Carol Carpenter.

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