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Environmental Views Among the Cabécar and the Bribri

  • Uri Salas Díaz
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Part of the Science Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Science book series (SACH, volume 8)

Abstract

In the present transcribed, edited and annotated talk, anthropologist Uri Salas Díaz discusses how environmental knowledge among the Cabécar and the Bribri is expressed through their mythology. His talk is about floods, natural disasters, and agricultural systems, but it is at the same time an account of myths and fantastic characters, and even of encoded social relationships. He describes thus a fascinating body of knowledge that does not fit neatly in our Western categories of “science” or “literature.”

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Uri Salas Díaz
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  1. 1.Independent ConsultantSan JoséCosta Rica

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