Felice Wyndham

Felice Wyndham
University of Oxford | OX · School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography

Ph.D.

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January 2014 - June 2015
Independent Researcher
Position
  • Anthropologist for EWA project
July 2004 - December 2012
University of British Columbia - Vancouver
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)

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Este artículo describe las prácticas contemporáneas de gestión del paisaje en una comunidad Rarámuri del norte de México. Apoyada en los conceptos Rarámuris, investigo sus paisajes desde un punto relacional en vez de instrumental, dejando a un lado el vocabulario de ‘manejo de recursos’ en el cual el paisaje se figura aparte de y manipulado por los...
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In northern Mexico, Sierra Tarahumara rock art sites are places of power, danger, reward, and transformation in both Rarámuri and mestizo worlds. Situated in places rich in symbolism, relationship, affect, and embodied history, the semiotics of rock art are interpreted and re-invented by contemporary Rarámuri, non-Rarámuri locals, tourists, and ant...
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This paper investigates social-environmental factors contributing to differential ethnobotanical expertise among children in Rarámuri (Tarahumara) communities in Chihuahua, Mexico, to explore processes of indigenous ecological education and epistemologies of research. One hundred and four children from two schools (one with a Ráramuri knowledge cur...
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Para que la etnobiología como disciplina logre una mayor influencia científica y social, es necesario que los etnobiólogos hagan un balance colectivo de la misma. En 2008, se realizó un estudio sobre los miembros de la Sociedad Internacional de Etnobiología (ISE), Sociedad de Etnobiología (SoE) y de la Sociedad de Botánica Económica (SEB), con el f...
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The Convention on Biological Diversity is defining the goals that will frame future global biodiversity policy in a context of rapid biodiversity decline and under pressure to make transformative change. Drawing on the work of Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars, we argue that transformative change requires the foregrounding of Indigenous people...
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Mountain communities that use local foods are more likely to be foodsecure over time. However, historical and contemporary policies have largely homogenized food systems by replacing diverse local foodstuffs with less diverse market-based foods. These transformations often mean that nutrition-related chronic diseases increase. We explored current a...
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Around the world, people notice birds, talk about birds, and learn from birds. Birds are identified as signs, messengers, augurs, teachers, and beings that can affect one's life and livelihood. The significations of birds vary across cultures and shift over time, but not in entirely arbitrary ways. In this review of published literature from the Hu...
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The authors apply longue durée and semiotic approaches to a case study of flood management in the American Midwest to critique the suggestion that naming the current geological epoch the ‘Anthropocene’ might encourage global environmental sustainability. It is unlikely that the Anthropocene moniker has the symbolic power to correct ecomyopia, which...
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span>Foods and foodscapes structure and inform our experiences as ethnobiologists and ethnographers, the way we interact with and learn from teachers in study sites, and how relations between peoples and between people and landscapes unfold over time. This short memoir essay revisits my education in foodscapes with the Ayoreo community of Jesudi in...
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For many indigenous peoples, the contributions of wild edible plants go well beyond nourishment; they are often also used as dye and medicines, as well as markers of identity. However, historical and contemporary processes of land grabbing, forest loss, acculturation, and lifestyle changes may erode the transmission of plant knowledge to new genera...
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RESUMEN.– El proyecto Archivo Mundial de Etno-ornitología (The Ethno–ornithology World Archive, EWA) busca involucrar, a nivel mundial, a diversos miembros de pueblos indígenas y comunidades locales, sectores público y privado, líderes comunitarios y ornitólogos. Esta integración se dará a través de una base de datos digital para la documentación,...
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As we enter the 21st Century with the words "globalization," "world development" and "global extinctions" ringing in our ears, it behooves us to revitalize a concept that has lain dormant for a while. The "noosphere," broadly interpreted, is the world transformed by humans and human thought. It is produced and maintained by increasing complexity of...
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1. Seeds of two wild populations, a crop type (canola) and reciprocal crop-wild hybrids of Brassica rapa were exposed to a factorial combination of light, nutrient and stratification treatments in a growth chamber study to test differences in germination responses to environmental cues. The effects of seed density and nutrient treatment on germinat...

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