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Environmental Anthropology A Historical Reader

ISBN-10: 1405111372
ISBN-13: 9781405111379
Edition: 2007
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List price: $72.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/3/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 502
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Environmental Anthropology: A 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 relations between people and their environment. Provides the historical perspective that is typically missing from recent work in environmental anthropology Includes an extensive intellectual history and commentary by the volume's editors Offers a unique perspective on current interest in cross-cultural environmental relations Divided into five thematic sections: (1) the nature/culture divide; (2) relationship between environment and social organization; (3) methodological debates and innovations; (4) politics and practice; and (5) epistemological issues of environmental anthropology Organized into a series of paired papers, which 'speak' to each other, designed to encourage readers to make connections that they might not customarily make

Michael R. Dove is Margaret K. Musser Professor of Social Ecology, Professor of Anthropology, Curator of Anthropology at the Peabody Museum, and Coordinator of the joint doctoral program in anthropology and environmental studies, Yale University. He is the author of numerous books and papers on the anthropology of conservation and development. His most recent book is Conserving Nature in Culture: Case Studies from Southeast Asia (co-edited with P. Sajise and A. Doolittle, 2005).Carol Carpenter is Senior Lecturer in Social Ecology and Anthropology, Yale University. Her teaching and research focus on theories of social ecology; social aspects of sustainable development and conservation; and gender in agrarian and ecological systems.

List of Figures and Tables
Editors' Biographical Notes
Preface
Acknowledgments
Text Credits
Introduction: Major Historical Currents in Environmental Anthropology
The Nature-Culture Dichotomy
Questioning the nature-culture dichotomy: From Posey's indigenous knowledge to Fairhead and Leach's politics of knowledge
Indigenous Management of Tropical Forest Ecosystems: The Case of the Kayapo Indians of the Brazilian Amazon
False Forest History, Complicit Social Analysis: Rethinking Some West African Environmental Narratives
How cattle problematize the nature-culture divide: From Evans-Pritchard's "cattle complex" to Harris' "sacred cows" and beyond
Interest in Cattle
The Cultural Ecology of India's Sacred Cattle
Ecology and Social Organization
Early essays on social organization and ecology: Mauss and Steward
Seasonal Variations of the Eskimo: A Study in Social Morphology
The Great Basin Shoshonean Indians: An Example of a Family Level of Sociocultural Integration
Beyond Steward: "Ecosystems with human beings in them" in Barth and Geertz
Ecologic Relationships of Ethnic Groups in Swat, North Pakistan
The Wet and the Dry: Traditional Irrigation in Bali and Morocco
"Natural" disasters and social order: Response and revelation in Firth and Waddell
Critical Pressures on Food Supply and their Economic Effects
How the Enga Cope with Frost: Responses to Climatic Perturbations in the Central Highlands of New Guinea
Methodological Challenges and Debates
Ethnoecology and the defense of swidden agriculture: Conklin and Carneiro
An Ethnoecological Approach to Shifting Agriculture
Slash-and-Burn Agriculture: A Closer Look at its Implications for Settlement Patterns
Natural science models of resource-use: From Rappaport's cybernetics to the optimal foraging of Hawkes, Hill, and O'Connell
Ritual Regulation of Environmental Relations among a New Guinea People
Why Hunters Gather: Optimal Foraging and the Ache of Eastern Paraguay
The bounded and balanced community: Solway and Lee, and Netting
Foragers, Genuine or Spurious?: Situating the Kalahari San in History
Links and Boundaries: Reconsidering the Alpine Village as Ecosystem
The Politics of Natural Resources and the Environment
Indigeneity and natural resource politics: Ellen and Li
Forest Knowledge, Forest Transformation: Political Contingency, Historical Ecology, and the Renegotiation of Nature in Central Seram
Articulating Indigenous Identity in Indonesia: Resource Politics and the Tribal Slot
Environmental campaigns and collaborations: Brosius and Tsing
Green Dots, Pink Hearts: Displacing Politics from the Malaysian Rain Forest
Becoming a Tribal Elder, and Other Green Development Fantasies
Knowing the Environment
Social identity and perception of the landscape: Frake and Bloch
People into Places: Zafimaniry Concepts of Clarity
Pleasant Places, Past Times, and Sheltered Identity in Rural East Anglia
The limits of knowledge and its implications for understanding environmental relations: Bateson and Ingold
Effects of Conscious Purpose on Human Adaptation
Globes and Spheres: The Topology of Environmentalism
Index of Subjects
Index of Names

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