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Author Peterson, Richard B. (Richard Brent)

Title CONVERSATIONS IN THE RAINFOREST : CULTURE, VALUES, AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN CENTRAL AFRICA
Published LONDON : ROUTLEDGE, 2019
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Contents Conservation for Whom? 2 -- Limitations of Imported Knowledge 4 -- Thinking About Our Thinking 5 -- Limitations of Indigenous Technical Knowledge 6 -- Decolonizing the Mind: Beyond ITK Toward Afrocentricity 8 -- Afrocentricity and the Environment 9 -- Tale of the Microhydro and the Mami Wata 10 -- Bridge Blueprints 13 -- 2 Central African Land Ethics: Theoretical Questions and Research Perspectives 21 -- Ecology, Values, and Value Transformation 22 -- Environmental Ethics in Global Perspective 23 -- Environmental Ethics in Central Africa 24 -- Universalism and Pluralism: The "One/Many Problem" 26 -- Is Nature Normative? Premodern World Views and Postmodern Ecological Science 29 -- What Is Africa? Listening to Local People's Voices 38 -- So What? Central African Environmental Ethics and Environmental Justice 43 -- Repair and Reconstruction: Signs of Hope Grounded in African Soil 47 -- Methods and Research Process 48 -- 3 Narratives on Nature: An Opening Conversation with Ubangian Farmers 60 -- A Narrative Approach 62 -- Loko: Amid Forest and Savanna 63 -- Bogofo: An Initial Group Discussion 68 -- 4 Parts of a Whole: Nature, Society, and Cosmology in the Ubangi 86 -- Making a Living: Implicit Means of Conservation 87 -- Living with Neighbors: The Individual-Community Relationship 106 -- Living with Meaning in an Interconnected World 117 -- 5 Reservations About Nature Reserves: Local Voices on Conservation in the Ituri 147 -- Background: The Ituri Forest 148 -- From Mambasa to Epulu 151 -- Badengaido: Living Within the RFO 158 -- Mbuti Perspectives on the Forest and the RFO 190 -- Bapukele Elders: "The Animals Have Received Their Independence and Are Destroying Our Food" 208 -- Upshot 214 -- Paulin Mboya: "If Local People Don't Support the Reserve, It Will Fail" 217 -- 6 One Step Removed: The Voices of University-Educated Project Staff and Local Academics 225 -- Voices of Contrast 227 -- Searching for Common Ground 241 -- 7 Conclusion: Lessons for Environmental Practice, Theory, and Ethics 253 -- Loko, the CEUM, and Individual-Community Relations 254 -- Epulu, the RFO, and Human-Environment Relations 259
Summary A rich, interdisciplinary study of Central African land ethics incorporating conversations with local rainforest inhabitants that yield vibrant new insights into the dilemmas of sustaining Africa's rainforests and its people
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Environmental ethics -- Africa, Central
Environmental protection -- Africa, Central
Human ecology -- Africa, Central
Environmental ethics.
Environmental protection.
Human ecology.
PHILOSOPHY -- Ethics & Moral Philosophy.
Central Africa.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0429037023
0429701519
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9780429037023
9780429701511
9780429721526
9780429741531