Friday, June 29, 2012

Ethnoecology

Ethno ecology has its roots in efforts to develop rigorous methods that upgrade the quality of cultural description.Deriving inspiration from concepts of structural linguistics it emphasizes the analysis of verbal behavior  and assumes that culture consists of an inventory of precepts and concepts of ideational  forms- and a set of principles ordering them.

Ethnoecology focuses on the task of adequately describing some domain of the culture bearer's tacit theory of the world.

Its emphasis upon perceptual environment and its general lack of serious consideration of interactions between cognitive domains or with the effective environment result in the narrowest  and least interactional  of modern approaches.

It aims at adequate emic description of cultural domains including the perceptual environment principally by means of formal semantic analysis.

Its analysis is restricted to intra cultural ecological relationships.

It deals with the effective environment it seeks to evaluate and predict the effects of various behavioural possibilites on the participants microenvironment that enviroment frequently being restricted to other people.

It makes assumption of a high degree of homogenity and stability in cultural categorization.

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