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Introduction: Nature Beyond the 'Ontological Turn'

Chapter 1. What Black Elk Left Unsaid
Chapter 2. Comparative Natures in Melanesia
Chapter 3. Political Contingency, Historical Ecology, and the Renegotiation of Nature

     Appendix: The Consequences of Deforestation - A Nuaulu Text from Rouhua Seram 1994

Chapter 4. Indigenous Environmental Knowledge and its Transformations
Chapter 5. From Ethno-science to Science
Chapter 6. Local and Scientific Understandings of Forest Diversity
Chapter 7. Why Aren't the Nuaulu Like the Matsigenka?
Chapter 8. Roots, Shoots and Leaves - The Art of Weeding
Chapter 9. Tools, Agency and the Category of ‘Living Things’
Chapter 10. Is There a Role for Ontologies in Understanding Plant Knowledge Systems?


Nature Wars

Essays Around a Contested Concept

Roy Ellen

308 pages, 29 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78920-897-9 Hb Published (November 2020)

eISBN 978-1-78920-898-6 eBook