Coastal Heritage and Cultural Resilience

  • Lisa L. Price
  • Nemer E. Narchi

Part of the Ethnobiology book series (EBL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Anita Guerrini, Donald R. Burnette, Jenifer E. Dugan
    Pages 23-38
  3. José Alberto Zepeda-Domínguez, Alejandro Espinoza-Tenorio
    Pages 63-77
  4. Mario Monteforte, Micheline Cariño-Olvera
    Pages 79-112
  5. Flaxen D. L. Conway, Lori A. Cramer
    Pages 209-222
  6. Jamie Doyle, Bradley Boovy, Marta María Maldonado, Flaxen D. L. Conway
    Pages 223-242
  7. Lori A. Cramer, Daniel Cox, Haizhong Wang
    Pages 243-264
  8. Eric Wayne Dickey, Charles Goodrich, Julie Green, Shelley Jordon, Joseph Ohmann Krause, Dahlia Seroussi et al.
    Pages 265-273
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 275-297

About this book


This book explores the knowledge, work and life of Pacific coastal populations from the Pacific Northwest to Panama. Center stage in this volume is the knowledge people acquire on coastal and marine ecosystems. Material and aesthetic benefits from interacting with the environment contribute to the ongoing building of coastal cultures. The contributors are particularly interested in how local knowledge -either recently generated or transmitted along generations- interfaces with science, conservation, policy and artistic expression. Their observations exhibit a wide array of outcomes ranging from resource and human exploitation to the magnification of cultural resilience and coastal heritage. The interdisciplinary nature of ethnobiology allows the chapter authors to have a broad range of freedom when examining their subject matter. They build a multifaceted understanding of coastal heritage  through the different lenses offered by the humanities, social sciences, oceanography, fisheries and conservation science and, not surprisingly, the arts. Coastal Heritage and Cultural Resilience establishes an intimate bond between coastal communities and the audience in a time when resilience of coastal life needs to be celebrated and fortified.


Coastal change Pacific Coast Coastal ecology Ethnoecology Ethnobiology Invisible landscapes Community resilience Oyster farming Fishing communities Seri culture Pearl industry Fisheries Marine ethnobiology Environmental anthropology

Editors and affiliations

  • Lisa L. Price
    • 1
  • Nemer E. Narchi
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Language, Culture, and Society, College of Liberal ArtsOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA
  2. 2.CoLaboratorio de Oceanografía Social, Centro de Estudios en Geografía HumanaEl Colegio de Michoacán, A.C.La PiedadMexico

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