Models of subsistence and ethnobiological knowledge: Between extraction and cultivation in Southeast Asia

TitleModels of subsistence and ethnobiological knowledge: Between extraction and cultivation in Southeast Asia
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsEllen, RF
EditorMedin, DL, Atran, S
Book TitleFolkbiology
Pagination91-118
Date PublishedJune 1999
PublisherMIT Press
CityCambridge, MA
LanguageEnglish
ISBN026263192X; 9780262631921
Call NumberGN476.7.F65 1999
Abstract

The successful adaptation of human populations to rainforest environments depends largely on their capacity to organise and apply knowledge of its structure and composition. This paper examines our current understanding of this knowledge in a Southeast Asian context and how this relates to reliance on different models of subsistence. Particular emphasis will be placed on the differences between those populations which focus predominantly on direct extraction and those which focus on plant cultivation, and on populations which appear to be in various respects transitional. (author)

URLhttp://www.worldcat.org/oclc/237343776
Research Notes

CIKARD copy is draft of chapter and 23 pages.

Number of pages

23 pp

Short TitleModels of subsistence and ethnobiological knowledge

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