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Author Damon, Frederick H

Title Trees, Knots, and Outriggers : Environmental Knowledge in the Northeast Kula Ring
Published New York, NY : Berghahn Books, 2016


Description 1 online resource (389 pages)
Series Environmental Anthropology and Ethnobiology ; v. 21
Studies in environmental anthropology and ethnobiology.
Contents Figures, Graphs, Maps, and Tables; Acknowledgments; Part I -- Among the Scientists: New Perspectives on the Massim; Introduction: Changes and Last Chapters; Chapter 1 -- Return to the Garden: Gwed, Locating Intentions, and Interpretive Puzzles; Part II -- Toward an Ethnography of Trees; Chapter 2 -- The Trees: Classificatory Forms, Landscape Beacons, and Basic Categories; Chapter 3 -- The Forest and Fire, Tasim, Inverted Landscapes, and Tree Meanings; Chapter 4 -- A Story of Calophyllum: From Ecological to Social Facts; Part III -- Synthesizing Models
Chapter 5 -- Vatul: A Life Form and a Form for LifeChapter 6 -- Geometries of Motion: Trees and the Boats of the Eastern Kula Ring; References; Index
Summary Trees, Knots and Outriggers (Kaynen Muyuw) is the culmination of twenty-five years of work by Frederick H. Damon and his attention to cultural adaptations to the environment in Melanesia. Damon details the intricacies of indigenous knowledge and practice in his sweeping synthesis of symbolic and structuralist anthropology with recent developments in historical ecology. This book is a long conversation between the author's many Papua New Guinea informants, teachers and friends, and scientists in Australia, Europe and the United States, in which a spirit of adventure and discovery is palpable
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Traditional ecological knowledge -- Papua New Guinea -- Woodlark Island
Human ecology -- Papua New Guinea -- Woodlark Island
Muyuw (Papua New Guinean people)
Ethnology -- Papua New Guinea -- Woodlark Island
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural & Social.
Human ecology
Muyuw (Papua New Guinean people)
Traditional ecological knowledge
Lokales Wissen
Papua New Guinea -- Woodlark Island
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781785332333