African Ethnobotany in the Americas
African Ethnobotany in the Americas provides the first comprehensive examination of ethnobotanical knowledge and skills among the African Diaspora in the Americas. Leading scholars on the subject explore the complex relationship between plant use and meaning among the descendants of Africans in the New World. With the aid of archival and field research carried out in North America, South America, and the Caribbean, contributors explore the historical, environmental, and political-ecological factors that facilitated/hindered transatlantic ethnobotanical diffusion; the role of Africans as active agents of plant and plant knowledge transfer during the period of plantation slavery in the Americas; the significance of cultural resistance in refining and redefining plant-based traditions; the principal categories of plant use that resulted; the exchange of knowledge among Amerindian, European and other African peoples; and the changing significance of African-American ethnobotanical traditions in the 21st century.
Bolstered by abundant visual content and contributions from renowned experts in the field, African Ethnobotany in the Americas is an invaluable resource for students, scientists, and researchers in the field of ethnobotany and African Diaspora studies.
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8 Berimbau de barriga: Musical Ethnobotany of the Afro-Brazilian Diaspora . ... John Rashford Exploring Biocultural Contexts: Comparative Woody Plant Knowledge of an Indigenous and Afro-American Maroon Community in Suriname, ...
Whether stated or implied, received wisdom suggests that mature ethnobotanical knowledge is space and time contingent, that is, it is the outcome of long-term occupation and gradual cognitive familiarity with the floristic environment.
Immigrants, it is assumed, simply have not acquired enough knowledge about the local flora to be of much scientific interest. (but see Alexiades 2009; Pieroni and Vandebroek 2008). But this conceptual interpretation of the ...
science, and employ a range of methodologies, including ethnobotany and ethnography, ecological sampling, ... held no such preconceptions regarding the botanical knowledge and skills of Africans of the plantation period and their ...
The section Medicinal and Spiritual Ethnofloras begins with Erica Moret's exploration of the role that African-derived ethnobotanical knowledge has played in Cuba's colonial and postcolonial history. She compares the medicinal plant ...
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African Origins of Sesame Cultivation in the Americas
Handicrafts and Crafters
By the Rivers of Babylon The Lowcountry Basket in Slavery and Freedom
Gathering Buying and Growing Sweetgrass Muhlenbergia sericea Urbanization and Social Networking in the Sweetgrass BasketMaking Industry of ...
Medicinal and Spiritual Ethno ﬂ oras
TransAtlantic Diaspora Ethnobotany Legacies of West African and Iberian Mediterranean Migration in Central Cuba
What Makes a Plant Magical? Symbolism and Sacred Herbs in AfroSurinamese Winti Rituals
Medicinal and Cooling Teas of Barbados
Ethnobotanical Continuity and Change
Candomblés Cosmic Tree and Brazils Ficus Species
Exploring Biocultural Contexts Comparative Woody Plant Knowledge of an Indigenous and AfroAmerican Maroon Community in Suriname South ...
Ethnobotany of Brazils African Diaspora The Role of Floristic Homogenization
Marketing Culture and Conservation Value of NTFPs Case Study of AfroEcuadorian Use of Piquigua Heteropsis ecuadorensis Araceae
Berimbau de barriga Musical Ethnobotany of the AfroBrazilian Diaspora