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Modern Crises and Traditional Strategies Local Ecological Knowledge in Island Southeast Asia by Roy Ellen
  

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

Part of the Environmental Anthropology and Ethnobiology Series

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Modern Crises and Traditional Strategies Local Ecological Knowledge in Island Southeast Asia by Roy Ellen

Probably more than any other British anthropologist, Roy Ellen is associated with the study of ethnobiology; his has also long ranked among the leading names in the field ...Both readers new to Ellen as well as those already familiar with his work will find this collection rewarding. American Anthropologist 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 times of political, economic and environmental instability. The period 1996-2003 in island southeast Asia represents a critical test case for understanding how this might work. The key issues to be explored in this book will be the creation, erosion and transmission of ecological knowledge, and hybridization between traditional and scientifically based knowledge, amongst populations facing environmental stress (e.g. 1997 El Nino), political conflict and economic hazards. The book will also evaluate positive examples of how traditional knowledge has enabled local populations to cope with these kinds of insecurity.

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Probably more than any other British anthropologist, Roy Ellen is associated with the study of ethnobiology; his has also long ranked among the leading names in the field... Both readers new to Ellen as well as those already familiar with his work will find this collection rewarding.

* American Anthropologist


About the Author

Roy Ellen was educated at the London School of Economics and is Professor of Anthropology and Human Ecology at the University of Kent at Canterbury, where he has taught since 1973. His numerous and varied publications include Environment, Subsistence and System (Cambridge University Press, 1982), The Cultural Relations of Classification (Cambridge University Press, 1993), and most recently, The Categorical Impulse (Berghahn Books, 2005). He convenes the Kent Programme in Ethnobotany and has published widely on indigenous knowledge. In 2003 he was elected to a fellowship of the British Academy.

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Publication date

3rd March 2011

Author

Roy Ellen

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Publisher

Berghahn Books

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Anthropology
Social impact of environmental issues

ISBN

9780857451453

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