Variation and uniformity in the construction of biological knowledge across cultures.

Ellen, R.F. (2003) Variation and uniformity in the construction of biological knowledge across cultures. In: Selin, H., ed. Nature across cultures: views of nature and the environment in Non-Western cultures. Science Across Cultures: The History of Non-western Science, 1 . Kluwer Academic Publishers Group, Dordrecht, pp. 47-74. ISBN 9781402012358. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

"Nature Across Cultures: Views of Nature and the Environment in Non-Western Cultures" consists of about 25 essays dealing with the environmental knowledge and beliefs of cultures outside of the United States and Europe. In addition to articles surveying Islamic, Chinese, Native American, Aboriginal Australian, Indian, Thai, and Andean views of nature and the environment, among others, the book includes essays on Environmentalism and Images of the Other, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Worldviews and Ecology, Rethinking the Western/non-Western Divide, and Landscape, Nature, and Culture. The essays address the connections between nature and culture and relate the environmental practices to the cultures which produced them. Each essay contains an extensive bibliography. Because the geographic range is global, the book fills a gap in both environmental history and in cultural studies. It should find a place on the bookshelves of advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars, as well as in libraries serving those groups.

Item Type: Book section
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
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Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2008 14:48
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2010 14:34
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