The Resource Sacred ecology, Fikret Berkes
- Sacred ecology, Fikret Berkes
- Statement of responsibility
- Fikret Berkes
- Bibliography note
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -303) and index
- Context of traditional ecological knowledge. Defining traditional ecological knowledge ; Traditional ecological knowledge as science ; Differences: philosophical or political? ; Knowledge-practice-belief: a framework for analysis ; Objectives and overview of the volume 19 -- Emergence of the field. Evolution and differentiation of the literature ; Growth of ecosystem-based knowledge ; Cultural and political significance for indigenous peoples ; Questions of ownership and intellectual property rights ; Practical significance as common heritage of humankind -- Intellectual roots of traditional ecological knowledge. Ethnobiology and biosystematics: a good fit ; More on linguistics and methodology: how to get the information right ; Exaggeration and ethnoscience: the Eskimo snow hoax? ; Human ecology and territoriality ; Integration of social systems and natural systems: importance of worldviews -- Traditional knowledge systems in practice. Tropical forests: not amenable to management? ; Semi-arid areas: keeping the land productive ; Traditional uses of fire ; Island ecosystems -- personal ecosystems ; Coastal lagoons and wetlands ; Conclusions -- Cree worldview "From the inside" ; Animals control the hunt ; Obligations of hunters to show respect ; Importance of continued use for sustainability ; Conclusions -- A story of caribou and social learning. "No one knows the way of the winds and the caribou" ; Cree knowledge of caribou in context ; Caribou return to the land of the Chisasibi Cree ; A gathering of the hunters ; Lessons for the development of a conservation ethic ; Lessons for the question of monitoring -- Cree fishing practices as adaptive management. The Chisasibi Cree system of fishing ; Subarctic ecosystems: scientific understanding and Cree practice ; Three Cree practices: reading environmental signals for management ; A computer experiment on Cree practice and fish population resilience ; Traditional knowledge systems as adaptive management ; Lessons from fisher knowledge -- Climate change and indigenous ways of knowing. Indigenous ways of knowing and new models of community-based research ; Inuit observations of climate change project ; A convergence of findings ; Significance of local observations and place-based research ; Indigenous knowledge and adaptation ; Conclusions -- Complex systems, holism, and fuzzy logic. Rules-of-thumb: cutting complexity down to size ; Community-based monitoring and environmental change ; Complex systems thinking ; Local knowledge and expert systems ; A fuzzy logic analysis of indigenous knowledge ; Conclusions -- How local knowledge develops: cases from the West Indies. A framework for development of local and traditional knowledge ; Mangrove conservation and charcoal makers ; Dominican sawyers: developing private stewardship ; Cultivating sea moss in St. Lucia ; Rehabilitating edible sea urchin resources ; Lessons from the Caribbean cases ; Conclusions -- Challenges to indigenous knowledge. Limitations of indigenous knowledge and the exotic other ; Invaders and natives: a historical perspective ; Indigenous peoples as conservationists? ; "Wilderness" and a universal concept of conservation ; Adapting traditional systems to the modern context ; Traditional systems for building livelihoods in a globalized economy ; Toward an evolutionary theory of traditional knowledge -- Toward a unity of mind and nature. Political ecology of indigenous knowledge ; Indigenous knowledge for empowerment ; Indigenous knowledge as challenge to the positivist-reductionist paradigm ; Making scientific sense of indigenous knowledge ; Learning from traditional knowledge
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- 2nd ed.
- xxi, 313 p.
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