Essays in Language and Culture 3: Ecology, lexicography and political economy

Ensayos en Idioma y Cultura 3: Ecología, lexicografía y economía política

Object Details

Subject LanguageKuna, San Blas
Language PID(s)ailla:119499
Title [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Title
TitleEssays in Language and Culture 3: Ecology, lexicography and political economy
Language Community
Country(ies)United States
Place Created
Date Created1985
Description [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Description
DescriptionThis resource is about the intimate knowledge of the local ecology, fauna and flora that Kuna individuals possessed in the 1970’s and 1980’s. The Kuna lexicon reflects its close relation to the dense tropical and maritime ecology of San Blas with literally hundreds of words for different types of fish, plants, and birds.

Plants and trees are organized in terms of underlying systems that involve political economy, curing practices, and ownership.
1. What’s in a Name in San Blas? Kuna Plant, Animal and Human Names
2. Fish names
3. Bird Names
Source Note
ReferencesSherzer, J. "What's in a name in San Blas? Kuna plant, animal, and human names." Monographs in systematic botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden (USA) (1985).
Contributor(s) Individual / RoleSherzer, Joel (Author)
Contributor(s) Corporate / Role

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