Why is the shark not an animal? On the Division of life-form categories in Oceania

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Abstract

In Oceania, there is a strong linguistic link between terms for marine resource exploitation and the division of life forms. Aspects of this relationship (especially in Cook Islands and Tonga) are described and discussed in this paper from a cross-cultural perspective. A Polynesian response to the question of why the shark is not an animal shows that modern science, which is a "science of the abstract", has something to learn from traditional taxonomy, which is a "science of the concrete".

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Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Kulturgeografi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)17-22
TidskriftSPC Traditional Marine Resource management and Knowledge Information Bulletin
Utgåva nummer27
StatusPublished - 2010
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa