Environmentalism and Cultural Theory by Kay Milton
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Environmentalism and Cultural Theory
By Kay Milton

Environmentalism and Cultural Theory

Exploring the Role of Anthropology in Environmental Discourse

By (author) See other recent books by Kay Milton
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $282.00
Your Price: $253.80 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $28.20! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $12.69 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 7-10 days



Environmentalism and Cultural Theory by Kay Milton

Book Description

The last decade has seen a dramatic increase in the attention paid by social scientists to environmental issues, and a gradual acknowledgement, in the wider community, of the role of social science in the public debate on sustainability. At the same time, the concept of 'culture', once the property of anthropologists has gained wide currency among social scientist. These trends have taken place against a growing perception, among specialist and public, of the global nature of contemporary issues. This book shows how an understanding of culture can throw light on the way environmental issues are perceived and interpreted, both by local communities and within the contemporary global arena. Taking an anthropological approach the book examines the relationship between human culture and human ecology, and considers how a cultural approach to the study of environmental issues differs from other established approaches in social science. This book adds significantly to our understanding of environmentalism as a contemporary phenomenon, by demonstrating the distinctive contribution of social and cultural anthropology to the environmental debate. It will be of particular interest to students and researchers in the fields of social science and the environment.

Buy Environmentalism and Cultural Theory book by Kay Milton from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780415115292
ISBN-10: 0415115299
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Sep-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Kay Milton

Mixed Emotions by Kay Milton Mixed Emotions, Hardback (June 2005)

Drawing on fieldwork undertaken in Europe, Japan and Melanesia, the authors explore how consciousness, memory, identity and politics are intimately related to emotional processes. A broad range of case studies covers such topics as how fear is managed in Belfast, how Spanish gypsies grieve and why Japanese tourists are drawn to monkeys.

Loving Nature by Kay Milton Loving Nature, Paperback (January 2002)

In Loving Nature Kay Milton considers why some people in western societies grow up to be nature lovers, while others seem indifferent or intent on destroying these things.

Environmentalism and Cultural Theory by Kay Milton Environmentalism and Cultural Theory, Paperback (September 1996)

Taking an anthroplogical approach, this work examines the relationship between human culture and human ecology. It considers how a cultural approach to the study of environmental issues differs from the established approaches to these issues made in social science.

» View all books by Kay Milton

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Environmentalism and Cultural Theory book by Kay Milton and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Kay Milton close
Environmentalism by Kay Milton
Mixed Emotions by Kay Milton
Mixed Emotions by Kay Milton
Loving Nature by Kay Milton
Loving Nature by Kay Milton
Environmentalism and Cultural Theory by Kay Milton
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close