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Nature wars: essays around a contested concept

Ellen, Roy (2021) Nature wars: essays around a contested concept. Environmental Anthropology and Ethnobiology, 27 . Berghahn, New York, USA, 308 pp. ISBN 978-1-78920-897-9. E-ISBN 978-1-78920-898-6. (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) (KAR id:85739)

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Abstract

The title of this book is deliberately provocative and deliberately ambiguous. An obvious allusion for many will be to recent controversies in the politics of the environment, and indeed it is partly about this. However, these episodes in our recent and current history cannot be understood except in relation to parallel academic controversies of equal ferocity (though less open to public view) concerning 'nature' as an idea, both as apparent in public discourse and in science, between the sciences, and in philosophy and the humanities. This volume is organised around issues, debates and discussions concerning the various ways in which the concept of nature has been used, abused, endlessly deconstructed and reclaimed, as reflected in anthropological, scientific, and similar writing over the last several decades. It comprises ten chapters (mostly previously published), with a completely new introduction connecting the chapters and taking the arguments forward.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled keywords: concepts of nature, local and scientific environmental knowledge, Nuaulu, Seram, Indonesia
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Roy Ellen
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2021 07:51 UTC
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2021 12:01 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/85739 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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