Against the Grain: The Vayda Tradition in Human Ecology and Ecological Anthropology

Against the Grain: The Vayda Tradition in Human Ecology and Ecological Anthropology

by Bradley B. Walters
     
 

Against the Grain gathers scholars from across disciplines to explore the work of ecological anthropologist Andrew P. Vayda and the future of the study of human ecology.See more details below

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Against the Grain gathers scholars from across disciplines to explore the work of ecological anthropologist Andrew P. Vayda and the future of the study of human ecology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759111738
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
12/16/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Part I. Introductory Essays Chapter 3 Chapter 1. An Intellectual History of Ecological Anthropology Chapter 4 Chapter 2. Maori Warfare: Prefiguring Contemporary Directions in Ecological Science Part 5 Part II. Events Causes and Explanations Chapter 6 Chapter 3. Explaining Causes in Evolving Contexts: From Nepali Hill Farmers to Business Managers in Thailand Chapter 7 Chapter 4. Events, Politics, and Environmental Change Chapter 8 Chapter 5. Orthodoxy and Revision in West African Guinea Savanna Ecology Chapter 9 Chapter 6. Looking for Cause with All the Small Changes: Using Event Ecology to Find Human Causes of Biological Invasions Chapter 10 Chapter 7. Shell Games on the Water Bottoms of Louisiana: Investigative Journalism and Anthropological Inquiry Chapter 11 Chapter 8. Process in an Eventful Environment Chapter 12 Chapter 9. A New Guinea Culture-Bound Syndrome Revisited: Humility and Monological Authority in Anthropology Chapter 13 Chapter 10. Deductive-nomological vs. Causal-mechanistic Explanation: Relative Strengths and Weaknesses in Anthropological Explanation Chapter 14 Chapter 11. Vayda Blues: Explanation in Darwinian Ecological Anthropology Part 15 Part III. Research on Environment and Development Chapter 16 Chapter 12. What Kind of Anthropology for Successful Conservation Management and Development? Chapter 17 Chapter 13. Environmental Conservation and Social Life in Papua New Guinea Chapter 18 Chapter 14. The Concept of Human Agency in Contemporary Conservation and Development Discourse Chapter 19 Chapter 15. Using Progressive Contextualization to Understand a Rural Development Success Story in Indonesian Borneo Chapter 20 Chapter 16. From Understanding to Action: Building on Anthropological Approaches to Influence Policymaking Chapter 21 Chapter 17. The Relevant Context: Environmental Consequences of Images of the Future Chapter 22 Chapter 18. Indigenous Knowledge and In Situ Crop Germplasm Conservation Part 23 Part IV. Concluding Essay Chapter 24 Chapter 19. Causal Explanation as a Research Goal: A Pragmatic View

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