1. Ethnobiology: Overview of a Growing Field

  1. E. N. Anderson1,
  2. D. Pearsall2,
  3. E. Hunn3 and
  4. N. Turner4
  1. E. N. Anderson

Published Online: 7 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118015872.ch1

Ethnobiology

Ethnobiology

How to Cite

Anderson, E. N. (2011) Ethnobiology: Overview of a Growing Field, in Ethnobiology (eds E. N. Anderson, D. Pearsall, E. Hunn and N. Turner), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118015872.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Anthropology, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Anthropology, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA

  3. 3

    Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, USA

  4. 4

    School of Environmental Studies, University of Victoria, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Anthropology, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 18 JUL 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470547854

Online ISBN: 9781118015872

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Keywords:

  • ethnobiology, biological knowledge of ethnic groups - cultural knowledge, plants and animals;
  • new cognitive, cultural approaches of ethnobiology - ecological anthropology and ethnobiological approach;
  • ethnobiology, culture destruction - indigenous groups, and oppressors' destructive agendas

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definition of a Field

  • An Interdisciplinary Field

  • Local Biology as Science

  • Ethnobiology Spreads Out

  • Ethnobiology goes International

  • Moving Toward more Local Participation

  • Interfacing with Political Ecology

  • Ethnobiology as Future

  • Acknowledgments

  • References