Culture and the Changing Environment: Uncertainty, Cognition, and Risk Management in Cross-Cultural Perspective (Hardback)
  • Culture and the Changing Environment: Uncertainty, Cognition, and Risk Management in Cross-Cultural Perspective (Hardback)
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Culture and the Changing Environment: Uncertainty, Cognition, and Risk Management in Cross-Cultural Perspective (Hardback)

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Hardback 410 Pages / Published: 01/04/2008
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Today human ecology has split into many different sub-disciplines such as historical ecology, political ecology or the New Ecological Anthropology. The latter in particular has criticised the predominance of the Western view on different ecosystems, arguing that culture-specific world views and human-environment interactions have been largely neglected. However, these different perspectives only tackle specific facets of a local and global hyper-complex reality. In bringing together a variety of views and theoretical approaches , these especially commissioned essays prove that an interdisciplinary collaboration and understanding of the extreme complexity of the human-environment interface(s) is possible.

Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781571814784
Number of pages: 410
Weight: 748 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm


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"This remarkable anthology of 13 essays is a cross-cultural study on ecological anthropology, which examines the cultural construction of nature, human evaluation of environmental risks, and human action to mitigate such risks. The anthology persuasively critiques the privileging of Western rationality over culture-specific perspectives of environmental change... [It] stands alone for the geographical sweep of its contributions - from Europe, Asia, and Africa - and its disciplinary eclecticism, which draws deeply on anthropology, geography, psychology, ethnography, ethnology, and sociology... Essential." * Choice

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