Environmentalism and Cultural Theory
Exploring the Role of Anthropology in Environmental Discourse
By (author) Kay Milton
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Environmentalism and Cultural Theory by Kay Milton
Book DescriptionThe 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415115292
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Sep-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author 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, 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, Paperback (September 1996)» View all books by Kay Milton
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.
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