Award Date

1-1-2000

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Anthropology and Ethnic Studies

First Committee Member

George L. Urioste

Number of Pages

98

Abstract

Environmental anthropology seeks to identify issues and propose resolutions when humans are directly affected by environmental consequences or indirectly by policies that may marginalize the concerns of certain populations. Africanized Honey Bees created both environmental and policy consequences in southern Nevada. Identification of the issues was accomplished with literature review, participant observation, informal interview, and conferencing with academic and agency officials related to the human/bee problem. The controversy in risk assessment has implications for urban residents in southern Nevada. Both agricultural and urban environments may be economically and politically impacted by the colonization of feral Africanized Honey Bees. Urban populations affected by bee colonization should maintain a proactive, perceived risk posture to protect residents and tourism in southern Nevada.

Keywords

Africanized; Anthropology; Bee; Colonization; Domain; Environmental; Honey; Human; Issues; Nevada; Southern

Controlled Subject

Ethnology; Ecology; Public health

File Format

pdf

File Size

2017.28 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/vzli-mbjr


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