Microsoft PowMay 20 PowerPoint - Histotical Ecology and Political Ecology

Microsoft PowMay 20 PowerPoint - Histotical Ecology and Political Ecology

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Symbolic Ecology, Historical Ecology, and Political Ecology
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Disown natural, biological ideas of nature and environment They disown biological wellbeing of the actors and of the ecosystems in they are participate Criticize cultural aspects of biological adaptation in a particular ecosystem Questioning an equilibrium between biological human and ecosystem. More interested in social, historical, political construction of nature
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Symbolic Ecology Ecology is the study of the interaction between organisms and their environment. Symbolic Ecology more focus on study of a culturally variable poetics of nature and less interested to understand ecology as a biophysical component. Explore magic, fertility rituals, totemism, cosmology, mythology, taboos in understanding human relationship with ecosystems. . . Mother nature, Ndembu ritual
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Historical Ecology Environment is historically and culturally produced through human – nature interactions. A nature (which) preceded human history… no longer exist anywhere ( Marx in Smith and O’keefe 1996:286). The Environment is itself made; it is the historical product of various social relations ( of production and reproduction, kinship, exchange , etc)
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Historical Ecology Historical Ecology focuses on the
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2010 for the course ANT 2390 taught by Professor Halder during the Summer '09 term at University College Cayman Islands.

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Microsoft PowMay 20 PowerPoint - Histotical Ecology and Political Ecology

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