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Troubles with turtles : cultural understandings of the environment on a Greek island /
Dimitrios Theodossopoulos.
imprint
New York : Berghahn Books, 2003.
description
xii, 196 p.
ISBN
1571815961 (alk. paper)
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imprint
New York : Berghahn Books, 2003.
isbn
1571815961 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
4821916
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Dimitrios Theodossopoulos is a lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Bristol and a senior research fellow at St. Peter's College, Oxford.
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Summaries
Main Description
The people of Vassilikos, farmers and tourist entrepreneurs on the Greek island of Zakynthos, are involved in a bitter environmental dispute concerning the conservation of sea turtles. Against the environmentalists'practices and ideals they set their own culture of relating to the land, cultivation, wild and domestic animals. Written from an anthropological perspective, this book puts forward the idea that a thorough study of indigenous cultures is a fundamental step to understanding conflicts over the environment. For this purpose, the book offers a detailed account of the cultural depth and richness of the human environmental relationship in Vassilikos, focusing on the engagement of its inhabitants with diverse aspects of the local environment, such as animal care, agriculture, tourism and hunting.
Main Description
Written from an anthropological perspective, this book puts forward the idea that a thorough study of indigenous cultures is a fundamental step to understanding conflicts over the environment. For this purpose, the book offers a detailed account of the cultural depth and richness of the human environmental relationship in Vassilikos, focusing on the engagement of its inhabitants with diverse aspects of the local environment, such as animal care, agriculture, tourism and hunting. Dimitris Theodossopoulos is a lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Bristol and a senior research fellow at St Peter's College, Oxford.
Table of Contents
List of Figuresp. viii
Acknowledgmentsp. x
A Note on Transliterationp. xii
Introductionp. 1
Vassilikos: past, present and turtle troublesp. 13
Conservation and the value of landp. 29
'Both tourism and farming jobs involve struggle'p. 49
Gendered labour in the olive harvestp. 67
Ordering animals aboutp. 89
Classifying the wildp. 111
Unlawful huntingp. 139
Relating to the 'natural' worldp. 161
Referencesp. 179
Indexp. 193
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