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The cultural context of biodiversity conservation : seen and unseen dimensions of indigenous knowledge among Q'eqchi' communities in Guatemala, Petra Maass, (electronic resource)

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The cultural context of biodiversity conservation : seen and unseen dimensions of indigenous knowledge among Q'eqchi' communities in Guatemala
Title
The cultural context of biodiversity conservation
Title remainder
seen and unseen dimensions of indigenous knowledge among Q'eqchi' communities in Guatemala
Statement of responsibility
Petra Maass
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How are biological diversity, protected areas, indigenous knowledge and religious worldviews related? From an anthropological perspective, this book provides an introduction into the complex subject of conservation policies that cannot be addressed without recognising the encompassing relationship between discursive, political, economic, social and ecological facets. By facing these interdependencies across global, national and local dynamics, it draws on an ethnographic case study among Maya-Q'eqchi' communities living in the margins of protected areas in Guatemala. In documenting the cultural aspects of landscape, the study explores the coherence of diverse expressions of indigenous knowledge. It intends to remind of cultural values and beliefs closely tied to subsistence activities and ritual practices that define local perceptions of the natural environment. The basic idea is to illustrate that there are different ways of knowing and reasoning, seeing and endowing the world with meaning, which include visible material and invisible interpretative understandings. These tend to be underestimated issues in international debates and may provide an alternative approach upon which conservation initiatives responsive to the needs of the humans involved should be based on
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Nz
Dewey number
333.9516097281
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH77.G9
LC item number
M33 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
The cultural context of biodiversity conservation : seen and unseen dimensions of indigenous knowledge among Q'eqchi' communities in Guatemala, Petra Maass, (electronic resource)
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The cultural context of biodiversity conservation : seen and unseen dimensions of indigenous knowledge among Q'eqchi' communities in Guatemala, Petra Maass, (electronic resource)
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  • Issued as part of UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
  • Previously published: Geottingen : Universiteatsverlag Geottingen, 2008
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 258-280)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • In situ conservation and protected area management
  • Biodiversity conservation and indigenous knowledge
  • THE DISCURSIVE CONTEXT - conceptual approaches from anthropology
  • Environmental anthropology
  • Contributions from political ecology
  • Biodiversity as transcultural discourse
  • Conceptualising nature
  • Multi-sited ethnography
  • Perspectives on protected area management
  • Conservation paradigms and local livelihoods
  • INTRODUCTION - from global to local
  • From conflict to cooperation
  • From principles to practice
  • The remaining quest for participation
  • Anthropology of landscape
  • The polysemic texture of landscape
  • Environmental imagery and identity
  • Of emplacement and emotional involvement
  • A matter of worldview
  • Anthropology of indigenous knowledge
  • The conceptual dimension - definitions and approaches
  • The interdisciplinary approach
  • The empirical dimension - the context of doing
  • The symbolic dimension - the context of meaning
  • The epistemological dimension - indigenous knowledge and science
  • THE LOCAL CONTEXT - national policies and indigenous communities
  • The national context
  • Biological and cultural diversity
  • Historical accounts
  • From past to present
  • Environmental policies
  • The Maya-Q'eqchi'
  • What's it all about?
  • Local economy and social structures
  • Historical references
  • The conservational context
  • The National Park Laguna Lachuaa
  • The co-management approach
  • The ethnographic context
  • The study sites
  • Methodological considerations
  • LOCAL EXPRESSIONS OF INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE
  • The context of doing - the empirical dimension
  • Research perspectives
  • Land use systems
  • The milpa cycle
  • Silvicultural and horticultural practices
  • Further subsistence activities
  • The context of meaning - the symbolic dimension
  • The indigenous worldview
  • Agricultural symbolism
  • Ritual practice
  • The sacred landscape
  • The context of change - the transformational dimension
  • The conceptual scheme
  • The dynamics of knowledge production
  • Knowledge transmission in educational settings
  • Origins of knowledge fragmentation
  • Knowledge encounters in conservational settings
  • Outcomes and prospects
  • The seen and the unseen
  • From present to future
  • Towards a conservation of bio-cultural diversity
  • Rethinking scientific assumptions
  • CONCLUDING REMARKS - from local to global
  • THE GLOBAL CONTEXT - international policies and local environments
  • Epilogue
  • Biodiversity and indigenous communities
  • The Convention on Biological Diversity
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Edition
North American edition.
Extent
1 online resource (1 electronic text (283 pages) )
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781935603344
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(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color), digital file.
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Specific material designation
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  • (Sirsi) f794925318
  • (CaAE) f794925318

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