cultural ecology


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cultural ecology

[¦kəl·chər·əl ē′käl·ə·jē]
(ecology)
The branch of ecology that involves the study of the interaction of human societies with one another and with the natural environment.
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This even included a catalogue with concertina pages and a leporello binding, which, when open, approximates the shape of the building itself: a small and portable postpavilion with a vast butterfly effect on its cultural ecology as a whole.
Topics addressed by the essays include how understandings of identity influence professor interaction with other faculty and students; the identification of underlying cultural conflicts in discourses; the identification of social, cultural, and historical contexts that inform teacher stories; invisible racial power dynamics in the composition classroom; and the cultural ecology of race and technology.
In the uniform landscape of northern Yucatan, Pennsylvania-style cultural ecology does not work.
Jacobson-Tepfer has studied the cultural ecology of the Altai Mountain region from pre-Bronze Age times through the Iron Age.
In Supply-side, two botanists and an archaeologist (TAINTER) have created a rich, 'systematic' review of causes of and conditions for ecological and social complexity, ranging over global physical and cultural ecology, studies of stability in ancient and Medieval Babylonia; the fall of the Roman Empire (through excessive autonomy of its parts, they explain), the survival of Byzantium (by dint, they consider, of apt economic and political adjustments--albeit amidst social collapse perhaps not fully acknowledged here; cp.
DHAVALIKAR has undertaken the same sort of chronological survey of cultural ecology as REDMAN ('Cultural and physical environment', above), accounting for the development 'From foraging to farming', the rise and decline of towns in the Indus civilisation, the 'Age of empires', followed by the 'Second deurbanization', and up to the 'Mediaeval misery'.
Those covered, to name a few, are: amateur collectors, New Age cults, the planting of archaeological evidence, a brief history of archaeology featuring, at various points, materialism, cultural ecology, New Archaeology, processualism, post-processualism, hunters/ gatherers, Karl Marx, V.
Andeanists and others will use the well-referenced reviews of ecological zones, climate, land-use practices, the cultural ecology of herding and farming, ethnicity and traditional social groupings, and tinku ritual conflict, as well as many parameters such as pasture requirements and household and group sizes.
Cultural process, cultural ecology and world systems theory are included through relatively oblique reference.
He considers that cultural ecology accounts for much diversity, past and present, and predicts, by this token, that most of the world's languages will die during the next century.
She identifies a cycle of cultural and behavioural transformations of fibre that relate textile industry to the entire cosmovision, astronomy, value system and integrated cultural ecology of the Isluga people.
Archaeology and cultural ecology of the prehistoric Angoon Tlingit.

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