12. History and Current Trends of Ethnobiological Research in Europe

  1. E. N. Anderson5,
  2. D. Pearsall6,
  3. E. Hunn7 and
  4. N. Turner8
  1. Ingvar Svanberg1,
  2. Łukasz Łuczaj2,
  3. Manuel Pardo-De-Santayana3 and
  4. Andrea Pieroni4

Published Online: 7 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118015872.ch12

Ethnobiology

Ethnobiology

How to Cite

Svanberg, I., Łuczaj, Ł., Pardo-De-Santayana, M. and Pieroni, A. (2011) History and Current Trends of Ethnobiological Research in Europe, in Ethnobiology (eds E. N. Anderson, D. Pearsall, E. Hunn and N. Turner), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118015872.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 5

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

  2. 6

    Department of Anthropology, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA

  3. 7

    Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, USA

  4. 8

    School of Environmental Studies, University of Victoria, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

  2. 2

    Department of Ecotoxicology, University of Rzeszów, Werynia, Kolbuszowa, Poland

  3. 3

    Department of Botany, University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain

  4. 4

    University of Gastronomic Sciences, Pollenzo/Bra, Italy

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:

  • ethnobiological research in Europe - getting rid of notions, ethnobiology being all about “non-Western people”;
  • medicinal plants and economic botany - new drugs' search, European scholars' interest in economic plants;
  • popular medicine, strong medico-historical - cultural and social aspects of folk culture

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • History of a Discipline

  • Popular Medicine

  • Folklore and Plant Name Research

  • Botanists on Plant Use

  • Encounters between Human and Nonhuman Animals

  • Towards a Science of Ethnobiology in Europe Since 1980

  • Current Trends

  • References