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  • Science and Ethnoscience, part 3: Classification

    SCIENCE AND ETHNOSCIENCE E. N. Anderson Dept. of Anthropology, University of California, Riverside Part 3.  Case Study:  Classification One fact that is devastating to the view that science is purely a cultural or social construction is the broad consonance between folk and scientific systems of classification.  People everywhere classify plants and animals about the same […]

  • Science and Ethnoscience, part 2: European Biology as Ethnobiology

    SCIENCE AND ETHNOSCIENCE E. N. Anderson Dept. of Anthropology, University of California, Riverside Part 2.  European Science as Ethnoscience:  Science in Europe before International Science Came Recently, historians of science have reacted against the old model of evaluating former beliefs in light of current knowledge.  This is surely the right thing to do.  However, it […]

  • Science and Ethnoscience, part 1: Science

    SCIENCE AND ETHNOSCIENCE E. N. Anderson Dept. of Anthropology University of California, Riverside Part 1.  Science and Ethnobiology Science and Knowledge The present paper questions the distinctions between “science,” “religion,” “traditional ecological knowledge,” and any other divisions of knowledge that may sometimes be barriers in the way of Truth. I will make this case via […]

  • RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND MAYA ETHNOBIOLOGY: A VIEW FROM CENTRAL QUINTANA ROO, MEXICO

    E. N. Anderson Dept. of Anthropology, University of California, Riverside Gene@ucr.edu www.krazykioti.com   Preface   These papers began life as papers delivered at various learned venues since 2003.  They report some new field work, and a great deal of new thinking about older field work.  Since 1989, I have done research in and around Chunhuhub […]

  • Food and Development

    Food and development E. N. Anderson “The first law of economics is that for every economist there is an equal and opposite economist,… and the second law is that they are both invariably wrong.”  (Paul Sillitoe, 2010:xvii.)

  • Recipes Worth a Thousand Gold

    Recipes Worth a Thousand Gold:  The Food Sections   By   Sun Simiao   Translated by Sumei Yi, Dept. of History, University of Washington, Seattle, with notes summarized, from edition published in Peking, 1985; ed. E. N. Anderson     Introductory Notes by E. N. Anderson Sumei Yi, a graduate student in Chinese history at […]

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