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Indigenous Geographies in the Yucatan

Learning From the Responsibility-Based Maya Environmental Ethos

Authors: Sioui, Miguel

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  • Uses an Indigenous Knowledges (IK) approach to investigate Indigenous land-related philosophies
  • Adds empirical insights into Indigenous 'responsibility-based' thinking
  • Bridges Western and Indigenous methods to assess best land-use practices
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This book is part of a broader attempt to decolonize colonial histories and understandings about Indigenous peoples and their relationships with their territories, and argues that the land ethos of "being part of the land," specifically among the Mayan community of Xuilub (Yucatan), Mexico, is guided by the cultural precept of 'responsibility-based' thinking. The work uniquely adds much needed insights into 'responsibility-based' thinking for land-use practices, and develops a theoretical framework for assessing historical impacts on Indigenous cultures and livelihoods. In six chapters, the text bridges Western and Indigenous Knowledge (IK) approaches to achieve deeper understanding of IKs, focusing on more Indigenous-centered methods, with the goal of expanding the disciplinary perspectives of postcolonial scholarship and Indigenous geographies. The book contains useful information for environmental planning/management scholars and geographers who may not be familiar with Indigenous approaches to land-use, and to Indigenous geographers working to bridge Western and Indigenous methodologies. 

About the authors

Miguel Sioui is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. His current research aims to bridge Indigenous and Western academic epistemologies to foster the development of environmental strategies that are more likely to promote responsible and respectful relationships with the environment over the long term. It is his hope that this effort will help Canadian and global societies to deal more effectively with increasingly complex local, regional, and global environmental management challenges. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Indigenous Geographies in the Yucatan
Book Subtitle
Learning From the Responsibility-Based Maya Environmental Ethos
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Geography
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-60399-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-60399-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-60398-4
Series ISSN
2211-4165
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 128
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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