Guardians of the embers: A cultural geography of land use and land tenure among the BaAka Pygmies of Central Africa
Davies, Evan Tyler
Tyler, Stephen A.; Marcus, George E.
Doctor of Philosophy
A general geographical and cultural survey of BaAka Pygmy exploitation of the tropical rain forest environment in the Dzanga-Ndoki national park of Central African Republic, and adjacent areas of Cameroon and the Congo is presented. The fabric of BaAka society as it pertains to practices and perceptions of land use, land tenure and relationship to the environment is specifically investigated. The data obtained during the fieldwork stage of this investigation are presented herein as an original narrative ethnography with inclusions of tabular and graphic data. A collection of some contemporary experimental genres used in contemporary ethnographic writings are discussed prior to presentation of the ethnography.