Ellen, R.F. (2006) Ethnobiology and the science of humankind - Introduction. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 12 (Special issue of the JRAI). S1-S22. ISSN 1359-0987.
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This introduction to the volume argues for the central and integrating role of the subject matter of ethnobiological research in anthropology understood in its widest sense: in its biological, archaeo-historical, and socio-cultural dimensions. The background and current status of ethnobiology are assessed, and its contribution to anthropological issues considered under the following headings: the foundational paradigm of taxonomic orthodoxy; language and the translation of knowledge systems; cognition and culture; the social organization and transmission of knowledge; medical ethnobiology; the applied practice of ethnobiology; and - the meta-theory which binds all this together - the co-evolutionary paradigm as part of a wider 'biocultural synthesis'. The way in which the collected papers exemplify these themes is discussed.
|Additional information:||Sp. Iss. SI|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Social and Cultural Anthropology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Environmental Anthropology and Ethnobiology
|Depositing User:||C.G.W.G. van-de-Benderskum|
|Date Deposited:||05 Sep 2008 11:50|
|Last Modified:||15 Nov 2011 10:46|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/8537 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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