The Emergence of Indigenous Environmental Knowledge: Cognition, Perception and Social Labor in Indonesian Society

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Title:
The Emergence of Indigenous Environmental Knowledge: Cognition, Perception and Social Labor in Indonesian Society
Author:
Orr, Yancey
Issue Date:
2012
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Release after 10-Apr-2014
Abstract:
The processes by which individuals learn how to perceive, interpret and think about their environment are not completely understood. Sixty years of anthropological studies of indigenous environmental knowledge have largely focused on language-like classification systems. These studies typically revolve around (a) conceptual knowledge such as categories, taxonomies and the functionality of certain flora and fauna and (b) the social mechanisms such as language through which they are transmitted. These approaches have been successful in highlighting variation and continuity between cultures, but more recent studies have shown that environmental knowledge varies within cultures and communities. Research conducted in Bali, Indonesia demonstrates how social labor and symbolic systems may influence several aspects of environmental knowledge, such as perceptual skills, interpretive metaphors and emic models of ecological interactions. The findings in this study address gaps in the literature on how indigenous environmental knowledge emerges, and also supplements the largely theoretical literature on the phenomenology and epistemology of labor.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Perception; Praxis; Anthropology; Ecology; Indonesia
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Anthropology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Lansing, John S.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleThe Emergence of Indigenous Environmental Knowledge: Cognition, Perception and Social Labor in Indonesian Societyen_US
dc.creatorOrr, Yanceyen_US
dc.contributor.authorOrr, Yanceyen_US
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.releaseRelease after 10-Apr-2014en_US
dc.description.abstractThe processes by which individuals learn how to perceive, interpret and think about their environment are not completely understood. Sixty years of anthropological studies of indigenous environmental knowledge have largely focused on language-like classification systems. These studies typically revolve around (a) conceptual knowledge such as categories, taxonomies and the functionality of certain flora and fauna and (b) the social mechanisms such as language through which they are transmitted. These approaches have been successful in highlighting variation and continuity between cultures, but more recent studies have shown that environmental knowledge varies within cultures and communities. Research conducted in Bali, Indonesia demonstrates how social labor and symbolic systems may influence several aspects of environmental knowledge, such as perceptual skills, interpretive metaphors and emic models of ecological interactions. The findings in this study address gaps in the literature on how indigenous environmental knowledge emerges, and also supplements the largely theoretical literature on the phenomenology and epistemology of labor.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectPerceptionen_US
dc.subjectPraxisen_US
dc.subjectAnthropologyen_US
dc.subjectEcologyen_US
dc.subjectIndonesiaen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorLansing, John S.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKuhn, Steven L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDove, Michael R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGraeber, David R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberYengoyan, Aram A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLansing, John S.en_US
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