Georgia Journal of Ecological Anthropology

Articles from Vol. 3, 1999

An Explanatory Model for the Maya Ethnomedical Syndrome Cha'lam Tsots
AbstractAlthough the ethnomedical system of the Highland Maya is generally well understood, little is known about the Tzeltal Maya ethnomedical syndrome Cha'lam tsots, or 'second hair.' In an attempt to better understand the emic conceptualization, and...
Challenge to the Nation-State: Immigration in Western Europe and the United States
Challenge to the Nation-State: Immigration in Western Europe and the United States Christian Joppke, Editor New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. 360 pp.In highly developed Western countries, popular notions run rampant about a weakening of the nation-state's...
Hierarchy Theory: A Vision, Vocabulary, and Epistemology
Hierarchy Theory: A Vision, Vocabulary, and Epistemology Valerie Ahl and T. F. H. Allen New York: Columbia University Press, 1996. 206 pp.There is a growing interest in various fields in the abstract properties of complex systems and ways of studying...
Information as Verb: Re-Conceptualizing Information for Cognitive and Ecological Models
AbstractCurrent notions of information are inadequate for ecological and cognitive models because they: 1) only account for information gain that results from reducing uncertainty; 2) assume binary logic; 3) fail to account for semantics and pragmatics;...
Practical Field Considerations for Time Allocation Study
AbstractThis paper briefly describes four methods of time allocation study and examines the use of one of them, the 'random spot-check,' in the field. Time allocation methods provide quantitative data that is particularly useful for environmental or...
Preface
The Georgia Journal of Ecological Anthropology continues to grow as we strive to provide a forum for the expression of innovative and creative ideas in this varied and interdisciplinary field. Beginning with this issue, the GJEA will feature two new...
Prospectus for Information Ecology
Opening StatementInformation Ecology (hereafter IE) is a field of inquiry being developed, in part, by members of the Department of Anthropology, University of Georgia (Appendix A). The following prospectus represents a work in progress and is the latest...
Striking a Balance: Improving Stewardship of Marine Areas
Striking a Balance: Improving Stewardship of Marine Areas National Research Council Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1997. 177 pp.The result of a 1993 National Marine Board forum, Striking a Balance is a research report which documents the findings...
The U.S. Military as an Informational Environment1
AbstractThe historical development of military organization in the United States has been strongly influenced by the desire to make more precise information available to decision-makers at appropriate levels in the chain of command for national security...
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