Virginia D. Nazarea

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Heirloom Seeds and Their Keepers

Marginality and Memory in the Conservation of Biological Diversity

The University of Arizona Press

Heirloom Seeds and Their Keepers offers a much-needed, scientifically researched perspective on the contribution of seedsaving that illustrates its critical significance to the preservation of both cultural knowledge and crop diversity around the world. It opens new conversations between anthropology and biology, and between researchers and practitioners, as it honors conservation as a way of life.

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Seeds of Resistance, Seeds of Hope

Place and Agency in the Conservation of Biodiversity

The University of Arizona Press

Without denying the gravity of the problems of feeding the earth’s population while conserving its natural resources, Seeds of Resistance, Seeds of Hope reminds us that there are many positive movements and developments, especially at the grass-roots level, that demonstrate the power of opposition and optimism.

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Cultural Memory and Biodiversity

The University of Arizona Press

Seed and gene banks have made great strides in preserving the biological diversity of traditional agricultural plant species, but they have tended to ignore a serious component: the knowledge about those crops and methods of farming held by the people who have long raised them.

Virginia Nazarea now makes a case for preserving ...

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Ethnoecology

The University of Arizona Press

The re-emerging field of ethnoecology offers a promising way to document and analyze human-environment interactions. This collection brings the discipline into sharp focus, conveying local understandings of environments and proposing a way of looking at the relationship between humans and the natural world that emphasizes the importance ...

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Cultural Memory and Biodiversity

The University of Arizona Press

Interweaving a wealth of ecological and cognitive data with oral history, Nazarea details a "memory banking" protocol for collecting and conserving cultural information to complement the genetic, agronomic, and biochemical characterization of important crops.

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