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Nature is Culture

Edited By Klaus Seeland
ISBN: 9781853394102
Examples of forests are taken from Asia, Africa and South America, thus reflecting the global nature of the phenomenon. The book's conclusions will have far-reaching implications for all who are concerned with the conservation of forests and their indigenous human population.
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  • Synopsis
    The startling message of this book is that the so-called virgin forests of the world owe much to their symbiotic relationship with the indigenous peoples who live in and on the margins of the forests. Examples of forests are taken from Asia, Africa and South America, thus reflecting the global nature of the phenomenon. The book's conclusions will have far-reaching implications for all who are concerned with the conservation of forests and their indigenous human population. This book is published in the Indigenous Knowledge and Development Series.
  • Table of Contents
    Foreword vii
    FRANZ SCHMITHOSEN
    1. Introduction 1
    KLAUS SEELAND
    2. Culturing trees: socialized knowledge in the political
    ecology of Kissia and Kuranko forest islands of Guinea 7
    JAMES FAIRHEAD AND MELISSA LEACH
    3. The perceived environment as a system of knowledge and
    meaning: a study of the Mewahang Rai of eastern Nepal 19
    BARUN GURUNG
    4. Tatari: livelihood and danger in upland Japan 28
    JOHN KNIGHT
    5. Forests and trees in the cultural landscape of Lawa
    swidden farmers in northern Thailand 44
    DIETRICH SCHMIDT-VOGT
    6. Tree marriage in India 51
    ROBERT PARKIN
    1. The influence of religious beliefs and rituals on forest
    conservation in Nepal 57
    ANDREW W. INGLES
    8. The Huaorani and their trees: managing and imagining
    the Ecuadorian rain forest 67
    LAURA RIVAL
    9. Where trees do matter for society: the socio-cultural aspects
    of sal (Shorea robusta) and salap (Caryota urens L.) in the
    Similipal hills of Orissa, India 79
    MIHIR KUMAR JENA, KLAUS SEELAND AND KAMALA KUMARIPATNAIK
    10. War, forests and the future: the environmental understanding
    of the young in Sierra Leone 90
    PAUL RICHARDS
    11. Indigenous knowledge of trees and forests in non-
    European societies 101
    KLAUS SEELAND
    12. Forests and trees in the world of two Tamang villages in
    central Nepal: observations with special reference to the
    role of Tamang women in forest management 113
    BETT1NA MAAG
    Appendix to Chapter 12 130
    Notes on contributors 136
    Notes 138
    Bibliography 142
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    Editor Klaus Seeland
    Number of Pages 160
    Format Paperback / softback
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