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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

The spatial knowledge of indigenous people in mountainous environments : a case study of three Taiwanese indigenous tribes

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

TSAI B.-W. (1) ; LO Y.-C. (2) ;
(1) National Taiwan Univ., Taipei, TAIWAN, PROVINCE DE CHINE
(2) Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, Univ., Leiden, PAYS-BAS

Abstract

This article recounts information gleaned from a case study of three indigenous tribes in Taiwan regarding the origin and nature of their spatial knowledge. The results show that spatial components are used for daily activities, as well as having historical and cultural meaning; a quadrant structure is used for spatial positioning; and instead of using the directional reference system of east, south, west, and north, these indigenous people rely on the orientation analogies of uphill, downhill, upstream, and downstream for direction

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geographical review / ISSN 0016-7428

Editor : American Geographical Society, New York, NY - ETATS-UNIS (1916)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 103, no3 [pp. 390-408]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 16 ill.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 3198

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/j.1931-0846.2013.00005.x

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