This volume presents new theoretical approaches, methodologies, subject pools, and topics in the field of environmental anthropology. Environmental anthropologists are increasingly focusing on self-reflection - t just on themselves and their impacts on environmental research, but also on the reflexive qualities of their subjects, and the extent to which these individuals are questioning their own environmental behavior. Here, contributors confront the very tion of natural resources in granting n-human species their subjectivity and arguing for deeper understanding of nature, and wilderness beyond the label of ecosystem services. By engaging in interdisciplinary efforts, these anthropologists present new ways for their colleagues, subjects, peers and communities to understand the causes of, and alternatives to environmental destruction. This book demonstrates that environmental anthropology has moved beyond the construction of rural, small group theory, entering into a mode of solution-based methodologies and interdisciplinary theories for understanding human-environmental interactions. It is focused on post-rural existence, health and environmental risk assessment, on the realm of alternative actions, and emphasizes the necessary steps towards preventing environmental crisis.
Helen Kopnina is Researcher at The Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS), University of Amsterdam. Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet is a member of the Anthropology Department at the University of Connecticut.
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Social Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
Routledge Studies in Anthropology
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22 black & white illustrations, 8 black & white tables, 10 black & white halftones, 12 black & white line drawings