Indigenous Knowledge and Ethics: A Darrell Posey Reader / Edition 1

Indigenous Knowledge and Ethics: A Darrell Posey Reader / Edition 1

by Darrell A. Posey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415323630

ISBN-13: 9780415323635

Pub. Date: 05/14/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Darrell A. Posey, who died in 2001, was internationally known for his support of indigenous peoples and their natural habitats, and particularly for his pioneering work with the Kayapó people of Brazil. He was an organiser of the First International Congress of Ethnobiology which resulted in the Declaration of Belem: the first instance of an international…  See more details below

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Darrell A. Posey, who died in 2001, was internationally known for his support of indigenous peoples and their natural habitats, and particularly for his pioneering work with the Kayapó people of Brazil. He was an organiser of the First International Congress of Ethnobiology which resulted in the Declaration of Belem: the first instance of an international scientific organisation recognizing an obligation to compensate native peoples for use of their knowledge and biological resources. In 1993, Posey received the United Nations Global 500 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Service to the Environment. Indigenous Knowledge and Ethics
presents seventeen of his articles on the topics of environment, indigenous knowledge and intellectual property rights. Demonstrating his belief in the validity of indigenous knowledge systems, and his insistence that indigenous rights must be recognised and protected, it is an ideal introduction to his thought and work.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415323635
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/14/2004
Series:
Studies in Environmental Anthropology Series
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface
Foreword
Acknowledgements
1Introduction to ethnobiology : its implications and applications1
Pt. IEthnoentomology7
2Topics and issues in ethnoentomology with some suggestions for the development of hypothesis-generation and testing in ethnobiology9
3Ethnoentomological survey of Brazilian Indians23
4Entomological considerations in south-eastern aboriginal demography34
5An ethnoentomological perspective of the south-eastern Indian belief system43
Pt. IIWider applications of indigenous knowledge51
6The application of ethnobiology in the conservation of dwindling natural resources : lost knowledge or options for the survival of the planet53
7Ethnobiology and ethnodevelopment : importance of traditional knowledge and traditional peoples63
8Ethnoecology as applied anthropology in Amazonian development70
9The perception of ecological zones and natural resources in the Brazilian Amazon : an ethnoecology of Lake Coari88
10Diachronic ecotones and anthropogenic landscapes in Amazonia : contesting the consciousness of conservation121
11Indigenous knowledge, biodivesity, and international rights : learning about forests from the Kayapo Indians of the Brazilian Amazon133
Pt. IIIIntellectual property rights and ethical concerns141
12Intellectual property rights : what is the position of ethnobiology?143
13Indigenous knowledge and green consumerism : co-operation or conflict?148
14Traditional resource rights (TRR) : de facto self-determination for indigenous peoples155
15Finders keepers won't do any more : Darrell Posey says the time has come for a rethink on bioprospecting169
16Indigenous peoples and traditional resource rights : a basis for equitable relationships?172
17The 'balance sheet' and the 'sacred balance' : valuing the knowledge of indigenous and traditional peoples195
App. 1Ethnobiology206
App. 2The declaration of Belem208
App. 3The convention on biological diversity (extracts)210
App. 4United Nations draft declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples210
App. 5The covenant on intellectual, cultural, and scientific resources218
App. 6Traditional resource rights222
App. 7Summary of principle intellectual property rights instruments223
App. 8Scientific and professional societies that have developed guidelines on intellectual property rights225
App. 9Research principles for community-controlled research with the Tapirisat Inuit of Canada (selected principles)226
App. 10Kari-Oca declaration and indigenous peoples earth charter226
App. 11Principles for 'equitable partnerships' established by the International Society for Ethnobiology235
Notes237
Bibliography240
Index270

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