Landscape ethnoecology : concepts of biotic and physical space

Complete Title: 
Landscape ethnoecology : concepts of biotic and physical space
Non IUCN Publication
Abstract: 

Although anthropologists and cultural geographers have explored "place" in various senses, little cross-cultural examination of "kinds of places", or ecotopes, has been presented from an ethno-ecological perspective. In this volume, indigenous and local understandings of landscape are investigated 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 resouces 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.

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vol. 14
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Oxford : Berghahn Books, 2010
Physical Description: 
336 p. : ill., fig.
Publication Year: 
2010
ISBN: 
978-1-84545-613-9
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1
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English
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Record created: 2013/09/13
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