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Nature(s) in Construction

Ethnobiology in the Confluence of Actors, Territories and Disciplines

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  • Sep 2024

Overview

  • Reviews of the state of the art of ethnobiology in Argentina and related Latin American countries
  • Employs inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to transcend the nature-culture dichotomy
  • Examines a wide array of people-environment relationships

Part of the book series: The Latin American Studies Book Series (LASBS)

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About this book

This book provides the state of the art of ethnobiology in Argentina and related Latin American countries, highlighting timely trends and topics. It synthesizes studies resulting from the III Jornadas Argentinas de Etnobiología y Sociedad (III JAES—3rd Argentinian Meeting of Ethnobiology and Society), convened in La Plata in 2021. As a relatively new academic development, ethnobiology integrates approaches from different points of view, such as biology, anthropology, geography, history, linguistics, and, in a crucial recent advance, local perspectives. Consequently, this volume contains 33 contributions from 86 authors of different countries, orientations, and disciplines—but all related to interrelationships between people/s and the natural environment.

Chapters cover a diverse array of topics, ranging from biocultural relationships and their historical construction through time to conservation of biocultural and agrodiversity, ethnomycology, ethnophycology, and meliponiculture and beyond. The volume’s main goal is to propitiate the preservation of biocultural diversity through the application of ethnobiological wisdom in a global context characterized by the accelerated loss of traditional knowledge. The contributions aim to transcend the nature/culture dichotomy, emphasizing the inextricable relationship between communities and their environment and the importance of acting jointly in the construction of the inhabited landscape and local identity.

Keywords

  • Ethnobiology
  • Biocultural diversity
  • Landscape construction
  • Archaeobotany
  • Archaeozoology
  • Gender and ethnicity
  • Latin America

Editors and Affiliations

  • Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo, National University of La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    María Lelia Pochettino, Aylen Capparelli, Pablo C. Stampella, Diego Andreoni

About the editors

María Lelia Pochettino.  Anthropologist. Doctor in Natural Sciences. Head of the LEBA. Professor of the undergraduate matter Applied Botany and Head of the Postgraduate Secretary, FCNyM, UNLP. Researcher at the CONICET, Argentina. 

 

Aylen Capparelli. Biologist. Doctor in Natural Sciences. Head of the GIADA. Professor of the undergraduate matter Applied Botany and of the postgraduate module of Archaeobotany, FCNyM, UNLP. Researcher at the CONICET, Argentina.

 

Pablo C. Stampella. Biologist. Doctor in Natural Sciences. Graduate Assistant of the undergraduate matter Introduction to Botany and of several Postgraduate matters, FCNyM, UNLP. Researcher at the CONICET, Argentina

 

Diego Andreoni. Anthropologist. Doctor in Natural Sciences. Graduate Assistant of the undergraduate matter Applied Botany and of the postgraduate module of Archaeobotany, FCNyM, UNLP. Researcher at the CONICET, Argentina.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Nature(s) in Construction

  • Book Subtitle: Ethnobiology in the Confluence of Actors, Territories and Disciplines

  • Editors: María Lelia Pochettino, Aylen Capparelli, Pablo C. Stampella, Diego Andreoni

  • Series Title: The Latin American Studies Book Series

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Earth and Environmental Science, Earth and Environmental Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2024

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-60551-2Due: 27 September 2024

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-60554-3Due: 27 September 2024

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-60552-9Due: 27 September 2024

  • Series ISSN: 2366-3421

  • Series E-ISSN: 2366-343X

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 608

  • Number of Illustrations: 5 b/w illustrations

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