DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2016.01.012
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John Charles Ryan

Abstract: The purpose of this article is to develop the concept "botanical memory" through an analysis of interviews conducted with indigenous plant enthusiasts in the biodiverse Southwest corner of Western Australia. The topic of this article can be described as memory-based studies of plant diversity or botanically-focused oral histories; and the method is ethnographic. Attending to the everyday practices constituting botanical memory, the article posits a material-affective framework to foreground the dynamics betw…

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