Conservation and Society

ARTICLE
Year
: 2007  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 115--133

Landscape Images in Amazonian Narrative: The Role of Oral History in Environmental Research


Javier A Arce-Nazario 
 Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California at Berkeley, USA

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Javier A Arce-Nazario
137 Mulford Hall, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720-3114
USA

Oral history still plays a minor role in the environmental research disciplines. In this study, I present the richness of Amazonian narrative ex­tracted from oral history, as a source of environmental facts and symbols concerning how Amazonians interact and perceive their ecosystem. Narra­tives are analysed as a set of structures that reflect on the biological, cultural and physical elements of the Amazonian landscape. The oral history interview process allows Amazonians to reflect on their landscape aesthetics prefer­ences, leading to bottom-up proposals for Amazonian conservation, and re­construction of landscape changes. Finally, the study proposes the oral history approach as a method that democratises the researching and interpre­tation of landscapes.


How to cite this article:
Arce-Nazario JA. Landscape Images in Amazonian Narrative: The Role of Oral History in Environmental Research.Conservat Soc 2007;5:115-133


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Arce-Nazario JA. Landscape Images in Amazonian Narrative: The Role of Oral History in Environmental Research. Conservat Soc [serial online] 2007 [cited 2020 Jan 22 ];5:115-133
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