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Edges, Fringes, Frontiers

by Thomas Henfrey Berghahn Books (September 01, 2018)

Based on an ethnographic account of subsistence use of Amazonian forests by Wapishana people in Guyana, Edges, Frontiers, Fringes examines the social, cultural and behavioral bases for sustainability and resilience...


Sustainable Development

by Paul Sillitoe Berghahn Books (August 01, 2014)

With growing evidence of unsustainable use of the world's resources, such as hydrocarbon reserves, and related environmental pollution, as in alarming climate change predictions, sustainable development is...


Indigeneity and the Sacred

by Fausto Sarmiento & Sarah Hitchner Berghahn Books (June 01, 2017)

This book presents current research in the political ecology of indigenous revival and its role in nature conservation in critical areas in the Americas. An important contribution to evolving studies on conservation...


Modern Crises and Traditional Strategies: Local Ecological Knowledge in Island Southeast Asia

by Roy Ellen Berghahn Books (July 01, 2007)

The 1990s have seen a growing interest in the role of local ecological knowledge in the context of sustainable development, and particularly in providing a set of responses to which populations may resort in...


Ethnobotany in the New Europe: People, Health and Wild Plant Resources

by Manuel Pardo-de-Santayana, Andréa Pieroni & Rajindra K. Puri Berghahn Books (June 01, 2010)

The study of European wild food plants and herbal medicines is an old discipline that has been invigorated by a new generation of researchers pursuing ethnobotanical studies in fresh contexts. Modern botanical...


Landscape, Process and Power: Re-evaluating Traditional Environmental Knowledge

by Serena Heckler Berghahn Books (April 01, 2009)

In recent years, the field of study variously called local, indigenous or traditional environmental knowledge (TEK) has experienced a crisis brought about by the questioning of some of its basic assumptions....


Virtualism, Governance and Practice: Vision and Execution in Environmental Conservation

by James G. Carrier & Paige West Berghahn Books (November 01, 2009)

Many people investigating the operation of large-scale environmentalist organizations see signs of power, knowledge and governance in their policies and projects. This collection indicates that such an analysis...


Mobility and Migration in Indigenous Amazonia: Contemporary Ethnoecological Perspectives

by Miguel N. Alexiades Berghahn Books (April 01, 2009)

Contrary to ingrained academic and public assumptions, wherein indigenous lowland South American societies are viewed as the product of historical emplacement and spatial stasis, there is widespread evidence...


Environmental Anthropology Engaging Ecotopia: Bioregionalism, Permaculture, and Ecovillages

by Joshua Lockyer & James R. Veteto Berghahn Books (April 01, 2013)

In order to move global society towards a sustainable "ecotopia," solutions must be engaged in specific places and communities, and the authors here argue for re-orienting environmental anthropology from a...


Traveling Cultures and Plants: The Ethnobiology and Ethnopharmacy of Human Migrations

by Andréa Pieroni & Ina Vandebroek Berghahn Books (December 01, 2007)

The tremendous increase in migrations and diasporas of human groups in the last decades are not only bringing along challenging issues for society, especially related to the economic and political management...


Urban Pollution: Cultural Meanings, Social Practices

by Eveline Durr & Rivke Jaffe Berghahn Books (August 01, 2010)

Re-examining Mary Douglas' work on pollution and concepts of purity, this volume explores modern expressions of these themes in urban areas, examining the intersections of material and cultural pollution. It...