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This groundbreaking collection brings together for the first time diverse geographical work on the social construction of nature. Eleven leading contributors not only discuss social nature, but look at the concrete ways in which it is made and the political implications of its construction. Brings together for the first time diverse geographical work on the social construction of nature. Eleven leading contributors not only discuss social nature, but look at the concrete ways in which it is made and the political implications of its construction. Uses international case studies to illustrate…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This groundbreaking collection brings together for the first time diverse geographical work on the social construction of nature. Eleven leading contributors not only discuss social nature, but look at the concrete ways in which it is made and the political implications of its construction. Brings together for the first time diverse geographical work on the social construction of nature. Eleven leading contributors not only discuss social nature, but look at the concrete ways in which it is made and the political implications of its construction. Uses international case studies to illustrate the theoretical positions. A helpful introduction by the editors sets the chapters in context. Enables teachers and students to explore the ways in which social nature is evident and to engage with the direct implications of this for human lives, ecologies and politics.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 268
  • Erscheinungstermin: 1. November 2001
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 229mm x 152mm x 14mm
  • Gewicht: 391g
  • ISBN-13: 9780631215684
  • ISBN-10: 0631215689
  • Artikelnr.: 14845855
Autorenporträt
Noel Castree is Associate Professor of Geography at theUniversity of Manchester. Co-editor (with Bruce Braun) ofRemaking reality: nature at the millennium (1998), he haspublished widely on social theory approaches to nature, with aparticular focus on Marxian political economy. He is currentlyundertaking research on the commodifiaction of human genes and thecommercial, cultural and ethical aspects of patenting livingentities.

Bruce Braun is Assistant Professor in Geography at theUniversity of Minnesota. He is co-editor (with Noel Castree) ofRemaking reality: nature at the millennium (1998) and haspublished widely on the social construction and cultural politicsof nature. He is currently doing research on nature, the state andmodernity in post-war Canada.
Inhaltsangabe
List of Figures.

List of Contributors.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

1. Socializing Nature: Theory, Practice, and Politics: NoelCastree (University of Manchester).

2. Being Constructive About Nature?: David Demeritt (KingsCollege, London).

3. Nature, Poststructuralism, and Politics: Bruce Braun(University of Minnesota) and Joel Wainwright (University ofMinnesota).

4. The Nature of 'Race': Kay Anderson (Durham University).

5. Postcolonialism and the Production of Nature: Derek Gregory(University of British Columbia).

6. Gendered Natures: Feminism, Politics, and Social Nature: JaneMoeckli (University of Iowa) and Bruce Braun (University ofMinnesota).

7. Social Nature and Environmental Policy in the South: Viewsfrom Verandah and Veld: Piers Blaikie (University of EastAnglia).

8. Political Ecology: A Critical Agenda for Change?: Ray Bryant(King's College, London).

9. Natural Disasters?: Mark Pelling (University ofLiverpool).

10. Marxism, Capitalism, and the Production of Nature: NoelCastree (University of Manchester).

11. Dissolving Dualisms: Actor-networks and the Reimagination ofNature: Noel Castree (University of Manchester) and Tom MacMillan(University of Manchester).

12. Solid Rock and Shifting Sands: The Moral Paradox of saving aSocially Constructed Nature: James Proctor (University ofCalifornia, Santa Barbara).

Index.
Rezensionen
"Nature as a concept, it is often said, is elusive, complex,promiscuous and yet familiar. Social Nature is a superbintroduction to nature's complexity from the vantage point of thevery best of critical geography. An excellent introduction to theepistemological thickets which have grown up around, and whichthreaten to strangle, our understanding of Nature as artifice andartifact." Michael Watts

"No other single volume summarizes and critically reviews thegeographical research on social nature." Choice