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Encountering nature through fieldwork

Subtitle:
expert knowledge, modes of reasoning, and local creativity
Abstract:

The concept of 'relation' has been central to the anthropological reworking of the nature/culture and nature/society dichotomies. However, ecology is relational in a way that has often been ignored or dismissed in contemporary socio-cultural anthropology. This article shows that there is more to ethnoecology than an ethnocentric form of analysis representing other people's understandings of the natural world through the prejudiced lens of Western scientific classifications. Three 'fieldwork o...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1111/1467-9655.12101

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Department:
University of Oxford, Department of International Development
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
Volume:
20
Issue:
2
Pages:
218-236
Publication date:
2014-04-30
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EISSN:
1467-9655
Source identifiers:
12101
Language:
English

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