- OTTO FRIEDRICH BOLLNOW'S ANTHROPOLOGICAL CONCEPT OF SPACE: A revolutionary new paradigm is under way by Nold Egenter
- Mind and Nature: A Necessary Unity by Gregory Bateson
- Steps to an Ecology of Mind by Gregory Bateson
- Conservation Ecology: A New Ecosystems Ecology for Anthropology
- Prairy Erth by William Least Heat Moon, about the Kansas plains
- William Cronon, “The Trouble With Wilderness: Or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature,” Environmental History 1, no. 1 (1996): 21.
- William Cronon, "Changes in the Land
American Indians and the Environment
- Joseph E. Brown, “Relationship and Reciprocity: A Metaphysics of Nature,” in Teaching Spirits: Understanding Native American Religious Traditions (Oxford: Oxford UP, 2001).
- Vine Deloria Jr., “Reflection and Revelation: Knowing Land, Places and Ourselves,” in For This Land: Writings on Religion in America, ed. James Treat (New York and London: Routledge, 1998).
- Kent H. Redford, “The Ecologically Noble Savage,” Cultural Survival Quarterly 15, no. 1 (1991).
- Gary Nabhan, Enduring Seeds: Native American Agriculture and Wild Plant Conservation (Tucson: University of Arizona, 2002).
- Keith Basso, Wisdom Sits in Places: Landscape and Language Among the Western Apache.
- LaDuke, Winona All Our Relations American Indians and environmental justice
Out-of-the-Way Stuff You Might Not Expect:
Fantasy, the Bomb, and the Greening of Britain, by Meredith Veldman.
It's been awhile since I stumbled across it, but as I recall, Veldman is a PhD student sitting on a train on her way to uni, reading EP Thompson for academic purposes and JRR Tolkien for a bit of relief, and thinking, "hmmm…hmmm;" I can see it, South Park style. Ding! She makes the connection. Lots of quibbles (not least because I think she forgets to mention Thompson's "A hobbit among Gandalfs," but when I read it I thought "Damn, why didn't I think of that?" In light of the recent explosion of the fantasy genre and all its green attendants onto the big screen, I think she was pretty prescient. Morris through Lewis and Tolkien and onto the anti-nuclear movement, it's a really good start. - Eliza Jane Darling
From The 5 Best Books List on the EAnth Listserv
Durham, William H. 1979. Scarcity and Survival in Central America:
Ecological Origins of the Football War. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
Fairhead and Leach, 1996 "Misreading the African Landscape"
Virginia Nazarea, 1999 Ethnoecology: situated knowledge/located lives
Gary Nabhan, 1997 Cultures of Habitat
John Bennett, The Ecological Transition: Cultural Anthropology and Human Adaptation
Tim Ingold, The Perception of the Environment
Ellen and Fukui, Redefining Nature edited
Emilio Moran, Through Amazonian Eyes: The Human Ecology of Amazonian Populations
Kay Milton, Loving Nature
John Bennett, The Ecological Transition: Cultural Anthropology and
John Bennett, Human Adaptation
Roy Rappaport, Pigs for the Ancestors
Emilio Moran, The Ecosystem Concept in Anthropology
Gregory Bateson, Steps to an Ecology of Mind
Nature and Society
Do Glaciers Listen
Landscape and Memory
The culture of Nature
Picturing Tropical Nature
Senses of Place
People, Plants, and Justice
The Idea of Wilderness
In Search of the Rain Forests
Reimagining Political Ecology
Tim Ingold, The perception of the environment: essays on livelihood, dwelling and skill (London : Routledge, 2000).
Richard Lee, The !Kung San: Men, Women and Work in a Foraging Society (1979), Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press.
E.E. Evans-Pritchard, The Nuer: A Description of the Modes of Livelihood and Political Institutions of a Nilotic People Oxford University Press 1940
Michael J. Watts, Silent Violence: Food, Famine and Peasantry in Northern Nigeria (Hardcover) by University of California Press 1983
Donald Worster, Rivers of Empire: Water, Aridity, and the Growth of the American West (Paperback) by, Oxford University Press 1992
Basso, Keith. 1996. Wisdom Sits in Places: Language and Landscape Among the Western Apache.
Crumley, Carole. 1994. Cultural Knowledge and Changing Landscapes.
Berkes, Fikret. 1999. Sacred Ecology: Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Resource Management
Stone, Glenn. 1996. Settlement Ecology: the Social and Spatial Organization of Kofyar Agriculture
Hugh Raffles' *In Amazonia: A Natural History*
Stephen Helmreich, *Alien Ocean: Anthropological Voyages in Microbial Seas*
Hugh Brody, Maps and Dreams
Tim Ingold, The Perceptions of the Environment
Kay Milton, Environmentalism and Culture Theory
Callum Robert,s The Unnatural History of the Sea
Julie Cruikshank, The Social Life of Stories
James Fox, Harvest of the Palm: Ecological Change in Eastern Indonesia (Harvard University Press, 1977)
Harold Conklin, Hanunóo Agriculture in the Philippines (FAO, 1957)
Rappaport, Roy A. 1967. Pigs for the Ancestors: Ritual in the Ecology of a New Guinea People. New Haven, Yale University Press.
For its magnificent Maring ethnography, daunting standards of technical environmental field research, and scintillating ideas…..
Clarke, William C. 1971. Place and People: an ecology of a New Guinea community. Canberra, Australian National University Press.
Again, fabulous Maring ethnography, groundbreaking description and analysis of subsistence in the Simbai Valley, and prose to die for…
Majnep, Ian S. and Bulmer, Ralph. 1977. Birds of My Kalam Country. Auckland, Auckland University Press.
Deep ornithological and ecological knowledge filtered through the minds and pens of two extraordinary natural historians- a unique anthropological partnership producing a true classic that will delight as long as birds beguile us, and other cultures fascinate….
Ohtsuka, Ryutaro. 1983. Oriomo Papuans: Ecology of Sago-Eaters in Lowland Papua. Tokyo, University of Tokyo Press.
One of the first, and most detailed, accounts of hunting and sago gathering in the southern lowlands - pathbreaking quantification of spatio-temporal patterns of human activity….
Dwyer, Peter D. 1990. The Pigs that Ate the Garden: A Human Ecology from Papua New Guinea. Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press.
After his first New Guinea encounters as a field zoologist, Dwyer has produced a true goldmine of environmental anthropological writing based on three longterm study areas - this great (but neglected) monograph on the Etoro (of Raymond Kelly fame) showcases all his qualities - superlative data on hunting, sustained argument, and supple prose…
E. E. Evans-Pritchard, THE NUER (first ethnography to explicitly call itself a study of "ecology")
A. L. Kroeber, CULTURAL AND NATURAL AREAS OF NATIVE NORTH AMERICA (revived interest in the environment in US anthro)
Julian Steward, THEORY OF CULTURE CHANGE (for better or worse, gave us cultural ecology)
Raymond Firth, his entire oeuvre—surely the overwhelmingly most impressive body of work in environmental anthro, if not in all anthro; 5000+ pages of theoretically quite sophisticated material
Audrey Richards, HUNGER AND WORK IN A SAVAGE TRIBE (not a very PC title by modern standards, but she pretty much invented nutritional anthro AND applied anthro)
Harold Conklin, HANUNOO AGRICULTURE
J. J. Fox, HARVEST OF THE PALM
Roy Rappaport, PIGS FOR THE ANCESTORS, 2nd edn, 1984 (note his very long, interesting afterword updating it)
Steve Feld, SOUND AND SENTIMENT (mostly about music and emotion, but lots on the environment and uses ethnoscientific methodology; this is my very favorite recent ethnography)
Steve Lansing, PRIESTS AND PROGRAMMERS and PERFECT ORDER
R. Netting, SMALLHOLDERS, HOUSEHOLDERS (and BALANCING ON AN ALP)
Kay Milton, LOVING NATURE Fikret Berkes, SACRED ECOLOGY
Marc Bloch, Fernand Braudel
J. R. McNeill, MOUNTAINS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN WORLD
Majnep and Bulmer, BIRDS OF MY KALAM COUNTRY
Majnep and Bulmer, ANIMALS THE ANCESTORS HUNTED.
Knut Rasmussen REPORTS OF THE FIFTH THULE EXPEDITION: Buried in its vast, obscure tomes are incredible first-person accounts by Inuit, collected by the Greenlander (essentially, Inuit) ethnographer.
Russell Bernard and Jesus Salinas NATIVE ETHNOGRAPHY
Pedraza Diamond Jenness, THE FAITH OF A COAST SALISH INDIAN (texts from Old Pierre, Halkomelem) Barbeau, Marius, and William Beynon (collectors);
John Cove and George MacDonald (eds.). 1987 (re-editing of material collected and originally published in the early 20th century). TSIMSHIAN NARRATIVES. Canada, Museum of Civilization, Mercury Series, #3. William Beynon (Tsimshian) collected these amazing stories around 1900.
Endre Nyerges' "Orthodoxy and revision in West African Guinea savanna ecology" (pp. 81-98, in Against the Grain, AltaMira Press, 2008).
McCay and Acheson's The Question of the Commons (1987)
David Griffith, "The Estuary's Gift: An Atlantic Coast Cultural Biography" (1999, PSU Press).
Roberto Gonzalez, "Zapotec Science: Farming and Food in the Northern Sierra of Oaxaca"
Hal Conklin, Ethnographic Atlas of Ifugao
The Estuary's Gift
Eugene Hunn, Nch'I-Wana the Big River: The Mid-Columbia Indians and their Land
Richard White, The Organic Machine, a wonderful book about the Columbia River and
William Cronin, Nature's Metropolis (about the development of Chicago over time and its effects on the environment).
Gene Hunn, N'CHI-WANA
Roberto Gonzalez, ZAPOTEC SCIENCE
Gene Hunn, A ZAPOTEC NATURAL HISTORY
Bonnie McCay, OYSTER WARS
Ben Orlove, Lines in the Water: Nature and Culture at Lake Titicaca
Piers Vitebsky, The Reindeer People: Living with Animals and Spirits in Siberia
Johannes, R.E.B. 1981. Words of the Lagoon: Fishing and Marine Lore in the Palau District of Micronesia. Berkeley, University of California Press.
Geertz, Clifford 1963. Agricultural Involution: The Processes of Ecological Change in Indonesia. Berkeley and Los Angeles, University of California Press.
Brunois, Florence 2008. Le jardin du Casoar, la forêt des Kasua: epistemologie des savoir-être et savoir-faire écologiques (Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée). Paris, Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l'homme.
Sillitoe, Paul 2003. Managing Animals in New Guinea: Preying the Game in the Highlands.New York, Routledge (Studies in Environmental Anthropology)
Whitehead, Harriet 2000. Food Rules: Hunting, Sharing, and Tabooing Game in Papua New Guinea. Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press.
Paige West, Conservation is Our Government Now
Deborah Barandt, Tangled Routes: Women, Work and Globalization on the Tomato Trail. What I especially like about this book (and I am adopting it as a text in one of my classes) is her collaborative approach, which brings together scholars, activists, workers and student researchers - its highly "readable" and explores important topics from the perspective of the food industry - specifically tomatoes.
Collier, George 1976 Fields of the Tzotzil. Austin: University of Texas Press.
Sheridan, Thomas 1988 Where the Dove Calls: The Political Ecology of a Peasant Community in Northwestern Mexico. Tucson: University of Arizona-Press.
Barlett, Peggy 1982 Agricultural Choice and Change. New Brunswick, NJ:¬Rutgers University Press.