Plants 'of the Ancestors', Plants 'of the Outsiders': Esa Eja History, Migration and Medicinal Plants

Alexiades, Miguel and Peluso, Daniela M. (2009) Plants 'of the Ancestors', Plants 'of the Outsiders': Esa Eja History, Migration and Medicinal Plants. In: Alexiades, Miguel, ed. Mobility and Migration in Indigenous Amazonia: Contemporary Ethnoecological Perspectives. Studies in Environmental Anthropology and Ethnobiology . Oxford: Berghahn, pp. 220-248. ISBN 9781845455637 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

In this chapter we present evidence to suggest that Ese Eja medicinal plant knowledge can be more productively understood as historically contingent. We suggest that the ways in which Ese Eja think, talk about and interact with many medicinals reflects recent historical, social and ecological transformations. Specifically, we propose that the concatenation of twentieth-century downriver migration, sedentarisation and heightened involvement with agriculture and market-based forest extractivism is reflected in how plants are used, both symbolically and materially.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Shelley Malekia
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2012 10:51
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 12:42
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/30044 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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