Ethnozoology: Animals in Our Lives

Ethnozoology: Animals in Our Lives

By: Romulo Romeu Nobrega Alves (editor), Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque (editor)Paperback

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Ethnozoology: Animals In Our Lives represents the first book about this discipline, providing a discussion on key themes on human-animal interactions and their implications, along with recent major advances in research. Humans share the world with a bewildering variety of other animals, and have interacted with them in different ways. This variety of interactions (both past and present) is investigated through ethnozoology, which is a hybrid discipline structured with elements from both the natural and social sciences, as it seeks to understand how humans have perceived and interacted with faunal resources throughout history. In a broader context, ethnozoology, and its companion discipline, ethnobotany, form part of the larger body of the science of ethnobiology. In recent years, the importance of ethnozoological/ethnobiological studies has increasingly been recognized, unsurprisingly given the strong human influence on biodiversity. From the perspective of ethnozoology, the book addresses all aspects of human connection, animals and health, from its use in traditional medicine, to bioprospecting derivatives of fauna for pharmaceuticals, with expert contributions from leading researchers in the field.

About Author

Romulo R.N. Alves is a biologist (Ph.D. in Zoology, 2006) with a keen interest in the connections between humans and animals. His areas of academic interest are ethnozoology and wildlife trade, uses and conservation, zootherapy, and human ecology. He has conducted ethnobiological research for the last ten years, which focuses on ethnozoology, particularly on fisheries, hunting, and wildlife trade and uses. As a result, he has published (as author or co-author) more than 150 scientific papers published in both national and international journals, 7 books and more than 50 book chapters. He coordinates projects on hunting and uses of wildlife in Brazil. In addition, he is one of the Editors-in-Chief of the journal Ethnobiology and Conservation and member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine. He also holds a Productivity scholarship provided by the National Council of Science and Technology (CNPq). Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque is graduate at Biological Sciences from Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (1993), master's at Plant Biology (Taxonomy and Ethnobotany) from Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (1996) and PhD at Plant Biology (Ethnobotany) from Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (2001). Currently he is professor of Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco (Pernambuco, Northeastern Brazil) where he coordinates the Laboratory of Applied and Theoretical Ethnobiology and teaches graduate students and postgraduates. He was president of the Brazilian Society of Ethnobiology and Ethnoecology (2005-2008). He acts in the areas of ecological anthropology, ethnobotany, biodiversity conservation, applied botany, ethnopharmacology and natural products. He has a special interest in the comprehension of the factors that modulate the relation between people and plants on the interface of ecology and evolutive processes. He is member of editorial board of the Economic Botany (Associate Editor),Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine (deputy editor), and Ethnobiology and Conservation (Chief Editor)


1. Introduction: Animals in Our Lives ROMULO ROMEU NOBREGA ALVES AND ULYSSES PAULINO ALBUQUERQUE 2. Ethnozoology: Conceptual and Historical Aspects ROMULO ROMEU NOBREGA ALVES, WEDSON MEDEIROS SILVA SOUTO AND ULYSSES PAULINO ALBUQUERQUE 3. Zooarcheology: Investigating Past Interactions Between Humans and Other Animals STEVE WOLVERTON AND LISA NAGAOKA 4. Studying Ethnozoology in Historical Documents MARIA FRANCO TRINDADE MEDEIROS AND ROMULO ROMEU NOBREGA ALVES 5. Imaginary Zoology: Mysterious Fauna in the Reports of Ancient Travelers and Chroniclers KLEBER DA SILVA VIEIRA, WASHINGTON LUIZ SILVA VIEIRA AND ROMULO ROMEU NOBREGA ALVES 6. Ethnotaxomy as a Methodological Tool for Studies of the Ichthyofauna and Its Conservation Implications: A Review JOSE DA SILVA MOURAO AND MARCIO LUIZ VARGAS BARBOSA FILHO 7. The Importance of Hunting in Human Societies ROMULO ROMEU NOBREGA ALVES, WEDSON MEDEIROS SILVA SOUTO, HUGO FERNANDES-FERREIRA, DANDARA MONALISA MARIZ BEZERRA, RAYNNER RILKE DUARTE BARBOZA AND WASHINGTON LUIZ SILVA VIEIRA 8. People and Fishery Resources: A Multidimensional Approach MARCIA FREIRE PINTO, TACYANA PEREIRA RIBEIRO OLIVEIRA, LUIZ ALVES ROCHA AND ROMULO ROMEU NOBREGA ALVES 9. Animal Domestication and Ethnozootechny ANGELO GIUSEPPE CHAVES ALVES, MARIA NORMA RIBEIRO, JANAINA KELLI GOMES ARANDAS AND ROMULO ROMEU NOBREGA ALVES 10. Wild Fauna on the Menu ROMULO ROMEU NOBREGA ALVES AND NATHALIE VAN VLIET 11. Insects as Human Food ARNOLD VAN HUIS 12. Current Levels, Recent Historical Trends, and Drivers of Wildmeat Trade in the Amazon Tri-Frontier Region Between Colombia, Peru, and Brazil NATHALIE VAN VLIET, JESSICA MORENO, JUANITA GOMEZ, LAURANE L'HARIDON, LINDON NEVES DE AQUINO, FRANCOIS SANDRIN, LILIANA VANEGAS AND ROBERT NASI 13. Animals and Human Health: Where Do They Meet? ROMULO ROMEU NOBREGA ALVES AND IAMARA DA SILVA POLICARPO 14. Use and Commercialization of Animals as Decoration ROMULO ROMEU NOBREGA ALVES, ELLORI LAISE SILVA MOTA AND THELMA LUCIA PEREIRA DIAS 15. The Role of Animals in Human Culture ROMULO ROMEU NOBREGA ALVES AND RAYNNER RILKE DUARTE BARBOZA 16. Fauna at Home: Animals as Pets ROMULO ROMEU NOBREGA ALVES AND LUIZ ALVES ROCHA 17. What About the Unusual Soldiers? Animals Used in War ROMULO ROMEU NOBREGA ALVES AND RAYNNER RILKE DUARTE BARBOZA 18. The Ethnozoological Role of Working Animals in Traction and Transport ROMULO ROMEU NOBREGA ALVES 19. Wildlife Attractions: Zoos and Aquariums ROMULO ROMEU NOBREGA ALVES AND WALTER LECHNER 20. From Roman Arenas to Movie Screens: Animals in Entertainment and Sport ROMULO ROMEU NOBREGA ALVES AND RAYNNER RILKE DUARTE BARBOZA 21. Animals as Ethnozooindicators of Weather and Climate ROMULO ROMEU NOBREGA ALVES AND RAYNNER RILKE DUARTE BARBOZA 22. Understanding Human-Wildlife Conflicts and Their Implications DENISE FREITAS TORRES, EDUARDO SILVA OLIVEIRA AND ROMULO ROMEU NOBREGA ALVES 23. Biological Predispositions and Individual Differences in Human Attitudes Toward Animals PAVOL PROKOP AND CHRISTOPH RANDLER 24. The Role of Ethnozoology in Animal Studies ROMULO ROMEU NOBREGA ALVES AND SERGIO DE FARIA LOPES 25. Ethnozoology and Animal Conservation ROMULO ROMEU NOBREGA ALVES, JOSIVAN SOARES SILVA, LEONARDO DA SILVA CHAVES AND ULYSSES PAULINO ALBUQUERQUE 26. The Use of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in the Context of Participatory Wildlife Management: Examples From Indigenous Communities in Puerto Narino, Amazonas-Colombia NATHALIE VAN VLIET, LAURANE L'HARIDON, JUANITA GOMEZ, LILIANA VANEGAS, FRANCOIS SANDRIN AND ROBERT NASI 27. Ethnozoology: An Overview and Current Perspectives ROMULO ROMEU NOBREGA ALVES, JOSIVAN SOARES SILVA, LEONARDO DA SILVA CHAVES AND ULYSSES PAULINO ALBUQUERQUE

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  • ISBN13: 9780128099131
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 552
  • ID: 9780128099131
  • weight: 1090
  • ISBN10: 0128099135

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