On the Relation of the Boruca and the Maleku with Plants and Animals

  • Elvis Cornejo VenegasEmail author
Part of the Science Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Science book series (SACH, volume 8)


In the present transcribed, edited and annotated talk, sociologist Elvis Cornejo Venegas describes the relationship of the Boruca and Maleku cultures with nature. The speaker has firsthand experience helping these communities in the recovery of knowledge which was lost due to many years of transnational pineapple monoculture. Rather than talking in the abstract, the speaker shows us people in survival mode, not just daily survival but identity survival as well.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad Estatal a DistanciaSan CarlosCosta Rica

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