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The Nuaulu World of Plants: Ethnobotanical Cognition, Knowledge and Practice Among a People of Seram, eastern Indonesia

Ellen, Roy F. (2020) The Nuaulu World of Plants: Ethnobotanical Cognition, Knowledge and Practice Among a People of Seram, eastern Indonesia. RAI Book Series, 3 . Sean Kingston, Canon Pyon, Herefordshire, UK, 287 pp. ISBN 978-1-912385-25-6. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:82526)

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Abstract

This book provides an account of how Nuaulu people of Seram in eastern Indonesia make sense of their world of plants through processes of categorisation. It draws on ethnographic fieldwork and botanical collaboration over a period of 50 years to provide a rare near-comprehensive picture of a plant knowledge system. It provides a rich resource for locals and professionals alike, as well as critically engaging with the 'new normal' formal-universalist model of how folk classification works established by Brent Berlin, Scott Atran and others. It offers evidence for a more situated and dynamic model, drawing on recent developments in cultural cognition.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled keywords: Nuaulu, eastern Indonesia, ethnobotany, cultural cognition, folk classification
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Roy Ellen
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2020 05:32 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2021 13:04 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/82526 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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