Landscape Ethnoecology

Landscape Ethnoecology

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Although anthropologists and cultural geographers have explored a€œplacea€ in various senses, little cross-cultural examination of a€œkinds of place, a€ or ecotopes, has been presented from an ethno-ecological perspective. In this volume, indigenous and local understandings of landscape are investigated in order to better understand how human communities relate to their terrestrial and aquatic resources. The contributors go beyond the traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) literature and offer valuable insights on ecology and on land and resources management, emphasizing the perception of landscape above the level of species and their folk classification. Focusing on the ways traditional people perceive and manage land and biotic resources within diverse regional and cultural settings, the contributors address theoretical issues and present case studies from North America, Mexico, Amazonia, tropical Asia, Africa and Europe.and Aracu Cachoeiraa€”were selected along a 100 km section of the middle Icana where white-sand forests predominated (see Figures fl and Q). Abraao ... each hamdliani vegetation type (as compiled in the previous free-listing exercises), and whether each type occurred in the vicinity of their community. ... Answers were recorded in the form of a free list of Baniwa plant names. ... They were asked about all twenty-four hamdliani vegetation types elicited in the prior free- listing exercise.

Title:Landscape Ethnoecology
Author:Leslie Main Johnson, Eugene S. Hunn
Publisher:Berghahn Books - 2013-07-15


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