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Zapotec science : farming and food in the Northern Sierra of Oaxaca

Author: Roberto J González; Ebrary, Inc.
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English : 1st ed
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Convincingly argues that in fact Zapotec agricultural and dietary theories and practices constitute a valid local science

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Document Type: Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roberto J González; Ebrary, Inc.
ISBN: 029272831X 9780292728318 0292728328 9780292728325
OCLC Number: 704707094
Reproduction Notes: Online-Ausg. Palo Alto, Calif. ebrary, 2009. online-Ressource.
Awards: Winner of Julian Steward Award, Anthropology & Environment Section, American Anthropological Association 2003 (United States)
Winner of American Anthropological Association, Anthropology and Environment Section Julian Steward Book Award 2003
Description: xii, 328 Seiten : Illustrationen, Karten ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments1. The Conceptual Bases of Zapotec Farming and Foodways2. Locating Talea: Geography, History, and Cultural Contexts3. The Craft of the Campesino: Measures, Implements, and Artifacts4. "Maize Has a Soul": Rincon Zapotec Notions of Living Matter5. From Milpa to Tortilla: Growing, Eating, and Exchanging Maize6. Sweetness and Reciprocity: Sugarcane Work7. The Invention of "Traditional" Agriculture: The History and Meanings of Coffee8. Agriculture Unbound: Cultivating the Ground between Science TraditionsAppendix A. Pronunciation of Rincon Zapotec TermsAppendix B. Talean Food PlantsAppendix C. Talean Livestock and Game AnimalsAppendix D. Selected Average Crop YieldsAppendix E. RecipesNotesReferencesIndex
Responsibility: Roberto J. González.

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"cite>Zapotec Science is a major triumph of ethnographic insights in the understanding of farming practices." * Sustainable Communities Review *

 
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