Human Ecology Bibliography
Morren, G.E.B., 1986, The Miyanmin: Human Ecology of a New GuineaSociety, Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, pp. 13-14.
Postman, N. (1985). Amusing ourselves to death: Public discourse in the age of show business. New York: Penguin.
Smith, E.A., 1983, "Evolutionary Ecology and the Analysis of Human Social Behavior," in R. Dyson-Hudson and M.A. Little, eds., Rethinking Human Adaptation: Biological and Cultural Models, Boulder: Westview,pp. 23-40.
Vayda, A.P., 1995b, "Failures of Explanation in Darwinian Ecological Anthropology..." Philosophy of the Social Sciences 25: 219-249, 360-375.
Jorgensen, S.E., 1997, Integration of Ecosystem Theories: A Pattern, 2nded., Dordrecht; Kluwer, pp. 343-363.
Sagoff, M., 1997, "Muddle or Muddle Through? Takings Jurisprudence Meets the Endangered Species Act," William and Mary Law Review 38:825-993 (pp. 948-951).
Rappaport, R., 1969, "Ritual Regulation of Environmental Relations among a New Guinea People," in A.P. Vayda, ed., Environment and Cultural Behavior, Garden City, NY: Natural History Press, pp. 181-201.
Rappaport, R., 1990, "Ecosystems, Populations and People," in E.F.Moran, ed., The Ecosystem Approach in Anthropology, Ann Arbor:University of Michigan Press, pp. 41-71
Kemp, J., 1988, Seductive Mirage: The Search for the Village Community in Southeast Asia, Dordrecht: Foris Publications, pp. 7-19, 38-39.
Vayda, A.P., 1996, Methods and Explanations in the Study of Human Actions and Their Environmental Effects, Jakarta: Center for International Forestry Research, pp. 9-16 only (section on "Problems with Studying Humans as Components of Predefined Systems").
Smith, C.A., 1984, "Local History in Global Context: Social and Economic Transitions in Western Guatemala," Comparative Studies in Society and History 26: 193-228
Vayda, A.P., 1994, "Actions, Variations, and Change: The Emerging Anti-Essentialist View in Anthropology," in R. Borofsky, ed., Assessing Cultural Anthropology, New York: McGraw-Hill, pp. 320-330.
Pelto, P.J., and G.H. Pelto, 1975, "Intra-Cultural Diversity: Some Theoretical Issues," American Ethnologist 2: 1-18.
Wilson, P., 1977, "The Problem with Simple Folk," Natural History, December, pp. 26-32.
Harris, M., 1979, Cultural Materialism, New York: Random House, pp.165-221 (on structuralism).
Gailey, C.W., 1983, "Categories without Culture: Structuralism, Ethnohistory and Ethnocide," Dialectical Anthropology 8: 241-250.
Obeyesekere, G., 1992, The Apotheosis of Captain Cook: European Mythmaking in the Pacific, Princeton: Princeton University Press, pp. 8-9,19-22, 205.
Sahlins, M., 1995, "How 'Natives' Think," Times
Literary Supplement, June 2, pp. 12-13.
Colson, E., 1984, "The Reordering of Experience:
Anthropological Involvement with Time," Journal of Anthropological Research 40: 1-13.
Polkinghorne, D., 1983, Methodology for the Human Sciences, Albany: State University of New York Press, pp. 169-199, 310-313.
Stoutland, F., 1986, "Reasons, Causes, and Intentional Explanation,"Analyse & Kritik 1: 28-55.
Keesing, R.M., 1987, "Models, 'Folk' and 'Cultural': Paradigms Regained?" in D. Holland and N. Quinn, eds.
Wassman, P., 1995, "The Final Requiem for the
Omniscient Informant? An Interdisciplinary Approach to Everyday Cognition," Culture
and Psychology 1: 167-201.
Vayda, A.P., B.B. Walters, and I. Setyawati, n.d., "Doing and Knowing: Questions About Studies of Local Knowledge," in A. Bicker, P. Sillitoe, and J. Pottier, eds., Investigating Local Knowledge: New Directions, New Approaches, London: Ashgate Publishing.
Elster, J., 1979, Ulysses and the Sirens: Studies in Rationality and Irrationality, New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 153-156.
Richardson, R.C., 1998, "Heuristics and Satisficing," in W. Bechtel and G.Graham, eds., A Companion to Cognitive Science, Oxford: Blackwell, pp.566-575.
Slovic, P., et al., 2002, "Rational Actors or
Rational Fools: Implications ofthe Affect Heuristic for Behavioral Economics,"
Journal of Socio-Economics 31: 329-342.
Elster, J., 1989, "Social Norms and Economic Theory," Journal of Economic Perspectives 3 (4): 99-117.
Elster, J., 1999, Strong Feelings: Emotion, Addiction,
and Human Behavior, Cambridge: MIT Press, chap. 4 (only pp. 85-125, on interrelations of
norms, emotions, cognition, and action, are required).
Schelling, T., 1978, Micromotives and Macrobehavior, New York:Norton, pp. 140-147 (on unintended aggregate consequences of varied individual behavior).
Vayda, A.P., 1987a, "Explaining What People Eat: A Review Article, "Human Ecology 15: 493-510; M. Harris, 1987, "Comment on Vayda's Review of Good to Eat: Riddles of Food and Culture," Human Ecology15: 511-517; and A.P. Vayda, 1987b, "Reply to Harris," Human Ecology15: 519-521.
Elster, J., 1983, Sour Grapes: Studies in the Subversion of Rationality,Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 101-108 (on distinguishing well-founded and ill-founded "consequence-explanations").
Vayda, A.P., 1995b (Reference 12, above), pp. 225-236 (on "consequence-explanations" and "naive functionalism ") .
Hawkes, K., J.F. O'Connell, and N.G. Blurton Jones, 1989, "Hardworking Hadza Grandmothers," in V. Standen and R.A. Foley, eds., Comparative Socioecology: The Behavioural Ecology of Humans and Other Mammals. Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 341-366.
Davies, P.S., 2001, Norms of Nature: Naturalism and the
Nature of Functions, Cambridge: MIT Press, pp. xi-xiv ("Preface") (all-out
critiqueof appeals to natural selection and to "design" arguments to
explainallegedly functional biological traits).
Ben-Menahem, Y., 1997, "Historical Contingency," Ratio (n.s.) 10: 99-107.
Fischer, D.H., 1996, The Great Wave: Price Revolutions
and the Rhythm of History, New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 235-258, 360-361.
Griffin, L.J., 1993, "Narrative, Event-Structure Analysis, and Causal Interpretation in Historical Sociology," American Journal of Sociology 98:1094-1133 (only pp. 1094-1104 and 1130-1133.
Vayda, A.P., and B.B. Walters, 1999, "Against Political Ecology," Human Ecology 27: 167-179.
Vayda, A.P., 1989, "Explaining Why Marings Fought," Journal of Anthropological Research 45: 159-177.
Vayda, A.P., 1992, Review of J. Haas, ed., The Anthropology of War, in Anthropos 87: 268-271.
Hesslow, G., 1988, "The Problem of Causal Selection," in D.J. Hilton, ed.,Contemporary Science and Natural Explanation: Commonsense Conceptions of Causality, New York: New York University Press, pp. 11-32.
Hilton, D.J., 1995, "Logic and Language in Causal Explanation," in D.Sperber et al., eds., Causal Cognition: A Multidisciplinary Debate, Oxford: Clarendon Press, pp. 495-529.
Vayda, A.P., 1966, "Diversity and Uniformity in New Guinea," Acta Ethnographica (Hungary) 15: 293-300.
O'Hara, R.J., 1988, "Homage to Clio, or, Toward an Historical Philosophy for Evolutionary Biology," Systematic Zoology 37: 142-155.
Richardson, R.C., 2001, "Evolution Without History: Critical Reflectionson Evolutionary Psychology," in H.R. Holcomb III, ed., Conceptual Challenges in Evolutionary Psychology, Dordrecht: Kluwer, pp. 327-373.
Report on New Scientist's "Feedback Christmas Competition," asking readers to submit evolutionary explanations of a human trait or behavior, New Scientist.com newsletter, Dec. 18, 2002.
Falvo, D., 2000, "On Modeling Balinese Water Temple
Networks as Complex Adaptive Systems," Human Ecology 28: 641-649.
Berry, J.W., et al., eds., 1988, Indigenous Cognition: Functioning in Cultural Context, Dordrecht: Martinus Nijhoff, pp. 21-84.
Nisbett, R.E., et al., 2001, "Culture and Systems of Thought: HolisticVersus Analytic Cognition," Psychological Review 108: 291-310.
Walter, A., 1987, "Reason Explanation and Causal Explanation in Anthropology," Cross currents 1: 65-72.
Hamill, J., 1990, Ethno-Logic: The Anthropology of Human Reasoning, Urbana: University of Illinois Press, pp. 22-43 (chap. 2 on the comparative ethnography of reasoning).
Merchant, C. (1980). The death of nature: Women, ecology,
and the scientific revolution. New York: Harper and Row.
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