Nature and culture : rebuilding lost connections

Title
Nature and culture : rebuilding lost connections / edited by Sarah Pilgrim and Jules Pretty.
Format
Book
Published
London ; Washington, D.C. : Earthscan, 2010.
Description
xvii, 275 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Other contributors
Pilgrim, Sarah.
Pretty, Jules N.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Nature and culture : an introduction / Sarah Pilgrim and Jules Pretty -- Bridging the gap : interdisciplinarity, biocultural diversity and conservation / Helen Newing -- Measuring status and trends in biological and cultural diversity / David Harmon, Ellen Woodley and Jonathan Loh -- No land apart : nature, culture, landscape / W.M. Adams -- From colonial encounter to decolonizing encounters, culture and nature seen from the Andean cosmovision of ever : the nurturance of life as whole / Tirso Gonzales and Maria Gonzalez -- The dual erosion of biological and cultural diversity : implications for the health of ecocultural systems / David Rapport and Luisa Maffi -- Biodiversity and cultural diversity : the interdependent and the indistinguishable / Martina Tyrrell -- Challenging animals : project and process in hunting / Garry Marvin -- Culture and agrobiodiversity : understanding the links / Patricia L. Howard -- Food cultures : linking people to landscapes / E.N. Anderson -- Sacred nature and community conserved areas / James P. Robson and Fikret Berkes -- Solastalgia and the creation of new ways of living / Glenn Albrecht -- Ecocultural revitalization : replenishing community connections to the land / Sarah Pilgrim, Colin Samson and Jules Pretty -- Nature and culture : looking to the future for human-environment systems / Jules Pretty and Sarah Pilgrim.
Review
"'This richly textured book tells vitally important stories about how indigenous cultures are closely tied to the ecosystems they inhabit.'-Robin Hanbury-Tension OBE, President, Survival International" "'People have been considered separate from nature for far too long, and this book provides a welcome antidote. With a group of experienced contributors, it provides a kaleidoscope of the unity of people with the rest of nature.'-Dr. Jeffrey A. McNeely, Senior Science Advisor, IUCN" "'This fascinating, insightful book brings together an array of distinguished scholars highlighting the inter-connectedness of humans and nature that underpins social, ecological and cultural resilience in the face of current global crises. An outstanding and original contribution to sustainability science.'-Professor Katrina Brown, School of International Development, Professor of Development Studies, University of East Anglia, UK" "'Nature and Culture is an inspiring and deeply informative collection that probes nature/ culture interconnections in fascinating international cases. It revitalizes and refines our commitment to a new paradigm for human relations with the earth. A gem of a book.'-Professor Peggy F. Barlett, Goodrich C. White Professor of Anthropology, Emory University, USA" "'Nature and Culture moves beyond dichotomies and boundaries, bringing together philosophical, linguistic, socio-cultural, biological and agricultural livelihood perspectives to document the inextricable co-evolution of ecosystems and cultures... This book belongs on the desk of all concerned with improving the ways we manage our social and ecological systems to sustain life.'-Dr. Pablo B. Eyzaguirre, Senior Scientist, Bioversity International".
Summary
"There is a growing recognition that the diversity of life comprises both biological and cultural diversity. But this division is not universal and, in many cases, has been deepened by the common disciplinary divide between the natural and social sciences and our apparent need to manage and control nature." "This book goes beyond divisive definitions and investigates the bridges linking biological and cultural diversity. The authors explore the common drivers of loss, and argue that policy responses should target both forms of diversity in a novel integrative approach to conservation, thus reducing the gap between science, policy and practice. While conserving nature alongside human cultures presents unique challenges, this book forcefully shows that any hope for saving biological diversity is predicated on a concomitant effort to appreciate and protect cultural diversity." "Sarah Pilgrim is a Senior Researcher at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Environment and Society, University of Essex, UK." "Jules Pretty OBE is Professor of Environment and Society in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Essex, UK, and Chief Editor of the International Journal of Agricultuml Sustninability."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject headings
Nature--Effect of human beings on.
Human beings--Effect of environment on.
Human ecology.
Biodiversity.
Cultural pluralism.
Nature and nurture.
ISBN
9781844078219 (hbk.)
1844078213 (hbk.)

Holdings

Library
Fort Wayne Helmke Library
Call Number
GF75 .N34 2010
Location
Stacks
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