Sacred Ecology: Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Resource Management / Edition 1

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Overview

Dr Berkes approaches traditional ecological knowledge as a knowledge-practice-belief complex. This complex considers four interrelated levels: local knowledge (species specific); resource management systems (integrating local knowledge with practice); social institutions (rules and codes of behavior); and world view (religion, ethics, and broadly defined belief systems). Divided into three parts that deal with concepts, practice, and issues, respectively, the book first discusses the emergence of the field, its intellectual roots and global significance. Substantive material is then included on how traditional ecological and management systems actually work. At the same time it explores a diversity of relationships that different groups have developed with their environment, using extensive case studies from research conducted with the Cree Indians of James Bay, in the eastern subarctic of North America. The final section examines traditional knowledge as a challenge to the positivist-reductionist paradigm in Western science, and concludes with a discussion of the potential of traditional ecological knowledge to inject a measure of ethics into the science of ecology and resource management.

"...explores then need for ecological insights from indigenous practices of resource use and the need to develop a new ecological ethic in part by learning from the wisdom of traditional knowledge holders."

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Berkes (natural resources, U. of Manitoba) bases his theories on the ecological relationships he observed while researching among the Cree Indians in northeastern North America. He uses case studies from this research to demonstrate how the ecological knowledge of indigenous peoples can teach the Western World about how to respect our natural resources. He argues that by incorporating traditional ecological knowledge, Western science and resource management can gain a measure of ethics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560326953
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures, Tables, and Boxes
Preface
Ch. 1 Context of Traditional Ecological Knowledge 3
Ch. 2 Emergence of the Field 17
Ch. 3 Intellectual Roots of Traditional Ecological Knowledge 37
Ch. 4 Traditional Knowledge Systems in Practice 59
Ch. 5 Cree Worldview "from the Inside" 79
Ch. 6 A Story of Caribou and Social Learning 95
Ch. 7 Cree Fishing Practices as Adaptive Management 111
Ch. 8 How Local Knowledge Develops: Cases from the West Indies 129
Ch. 9 Challenges to Indigenous Knowledge 145
Ch. 10 Toward a Unity of Mind and Nature 163
References 185
Index 203
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