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Bio-sociocultural aesthetics: indigenous Ramkokamekra-Canela gardening practices and varietal diversity maintenance in Maranhão, Brazil

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This thesis is an attempt to bring to light the value and importance of gardening and varietal diversity maintenance in the indigenous Jê-speaking Ramkokamekra-Canela community of Maranhão, Brazil. Formerly a semi-nomadic community with small garden plots, the modern-day Canela have become subsistence horticulturalists with a dual garden plot system where species and varietal diversity thrive. Thus, the thesis seeks to understand this transformation through a focus on mythic, historic...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Linacre College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Anthropology and Museum Ethnography,School of - Social & Cultural Anthropology,Institute of
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Publication date:
2015
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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uuid:0fe031b8-d828-44e9-9fa6-f4ccf9fdbf46
Local pid:
ora:12457

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