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Troubles with turtles: Cultural Understandings of the Environment on a Greek Island

Theodossopoulos, Dimitrios (2003) Troubles with turtles: Cultural Understandings of the Environment on a Greek Island. Berghahn Books, Oxford ISBN 978-1-57181-596-5. E-ISBN 978-0-85745-679-3. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The people of Vassilikos, farmers and tourist entrepreneurs on the Greek island of Zakynthos, are involved in a bitter environmental dispute concerning the conservation of sea turtles. Against the environmentalists' practices and ideals they set their own culture of relating to the land, cultivation, wild and domestic animals. Written from an anthropological perspective, this book puts forward the idea that a thorough study of indigenous cultures is a fundamental step to understanding conflicts over the environment. For this purpose, the book offers a detailed account of the cultural depth and richness of the human environmental relationship in Vassilikos, focusing on the engagement of its inhabitants with diverse aspects of the local environment, such as animal care, agriculture, tourism and hunting.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Environmental Anthropology and Ethnobiology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Social and Cultural Anthropology
Depositing User: Dimitrios Theodossopoulos
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2015 16:24 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 16:27 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/52127 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Theodossopoulos, Dimitrios: https://orcid.org/http://orchid.org/0000-0001-8453-3450
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