Journal of Ecological Anthropology

Articles from Vol. 9, No. 1, 2005

Choosing Your Baseline Carefully: Integrating Historical and Political Ecology in the Evaluation of Environmental Intervention Projects
AbstractEnvironmental intervention projects aim to re-engineer the cultural landscape. Entering at a particular moment in time, such projects commonly produce a "baseline" analysis. This analysis captures elements in the environment that are later compared...
Conservation: Linking Ecology, Economics and Culture
Conservation: Linking Ecology, Economics and Culture MONIQUE BORGERHOFF MULDER AND PETER COPPOLILLO PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS, PRINCETON, 2005 xvii + 347 PP. $79.50 HARDCOVER, $39.50 PAPERBACKThis is an ambitious book. Its bold tide alone portends much...
Cultural Coevolution: How the Human Bond with Crows and Ravens Extends Theory and Raises New Questions
IntroductionHuman culture reflects our natural world. Caves in modern day France are richly decorated with 30,000-year-old images of animals and their connection to the artist's beliefs. For 10,000 years, Native Americans organized their societies around...
Ecological Sustainability: A New Look at an Old Paradigm
IntroductionThis paper identifies the Resource Buffer Theory, which articulates the pattern of the asymmetric distribution of resources in our biophysical environment1. The paper discusses the theory's development, connections, complications, utility,...
Migration and Home Gardens in the Brahmaputra Valley, Assam, India
AbstractThe Brahmaputra is the largest river system in northeast India. Its valley, in the State of Assam, is home to the Assamese people, indigenous Mishing and Karbi tribes, and Kaziranga National Park. A spectacular array of wildlife shares the floodplain...
Property Mosaic and State-Making: Governmentality, Expropriation and Conservation in the Pyrenees
AbstractThis article identifies the current explosion of conservation policies in the Pyrenees as the most recent wave of a long-standing tradition of state-driven territorial policies. The very existence of these policies cannot be understood without...
The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World
The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World PAUL ROBERTS HOUGHTON MIFFLIN, BOSTON, 2004 399 PP. $25.00 HARDCOVER, $14.00 PAPERBACKThe End of Oil is a semi-popular book written by an investigative journalist. Why should such a book be reviewed...
The Power of the Machine: Global Inequalities of Economy, Technology, and Environment
The Power of the Machine: Global Inequalities of Economy, Technology, and Environment ALF HORNBORG ALTAMIRA PRESS, WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA, 2001 264 PP. $75.00 HARDCOVER, $29.95 PAPERBACKHornborg's book-a seamlessly organized collection of his previously...
Weaving Traditional Ecological Knowledge into the Restoration of Basketry Plants
AbstractThis paper focuses on the benefits of incorporating traditional ecological knowledge into the field of ecological restoration. Case studies on indigenous use of sweetgrass in New York State, U.S.A (Haudenosaunee Nation), and beargrass in Washington...