Environmental Culture

Author: Val Plumwood
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134682956
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In this much-needed account of what has gone wrong in our thinking about the environment, Val Plumwood digs at the roots of environmental degradation. She argues that we need to see nature as an end itself, rather than an instrument to get what we want. Using a range of examples, Plumwood presents a radically new picture of how our culture must change to accommodate nature.

Alternative Futures And Environmental Quality

Author: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
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Environmental Health Perspectives

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Principles Of Environmental Engineering Systems Planning In Islamic Culture Law Politics Economics Education And Sociology Of Science And Culture

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Bibliography Of Agriculture

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Culture Environment And Health In The Yucatan Peninsula

Author: Hugo Azcorra
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 9783030270001
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This book adopts a human ecology approach to present an overview of the biological responses to social, political, economic, cultural and environmental changes that affected human populations in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, since the Classic Maya Period. Human bodies express social relations, and we can read these relations by analyzing biological tissues or systems, and by measuring certain phenotypical traits at the population level. Departing from this theoretical premise, the contributors to this volume analyze the interactions between ecosystems, sociocultural systems and human biology in a specific geographic region to show how changes in sociocultural and natural environment affect the health of a population over time. This edited volume brings together contributions from a range of different scientific disciplines – such as biological anthropology, bioarchaeology, human biology, nutrition, epidemiology, ecotoxicology, political economy, sociology and ecology – that analyze the interactions between culture, environment and health in different domains of human life, such as: The political ecology of food, nutrition and health Impacts of social and economic changes in children’s diet and women’s fertility Biological consequences of social vulnerability in urban areas Impacts of toxic contamination of natural resources on human health Ecological and sociocultural determinants of infectious diseases Culture, Environment and Health in the Yucatan Peninsula – A Human Ecology Perspective will be of interest to researchers from the social, health and life sciences dedicated to the study of the interactions between natural environments, human biology, health and social issues, especially in fields such as biological and sociocultural anthropology, health promotion and environmental health. It will also be a useful tool to health professionals and public agents responsible for designing and applying public health policies in contexts of social vulnerability.

Environmental Science

Author: P. Walton Purdom
Editor: Merrill Publishing Company
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Encountering Nature

Author: Dr Thomas Heyd
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409485471
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This book argues that an attentive encounter with nature is of key importance for the development of an environmentally appropriate culture. The fundamental idea is that the environmental degradation that we are increasingly experiencing is best conceived as the consequence of a cultural mismatch: our cultures seem not to be appropriate to the natural environment in which we move and on which we depend in thoroughgoing ways. In addressing this problem, Thomas Heyd weaves together a rich tapestry of perspectives on human interactions with the natural world, ranging from traditional modes of managing human communities that include the natural environment, to the consideration of poetic travelogues, ecological restoration and botanic gardens. The volume is divided into three parts, which respectively consider the relation of human beings to nature in terms of ethics, aesthetics and culture. It engages the current literature in each of these areas with the help of inter-disciplinary approaches, as well as on the basis of personal encounters with natural spaces and processes. The ultimate aim of this book is to make a contribution to the development of a cultural fabric that is suitable to the natural spaces and processes in which we may thrive, and on which we all depend as individuals and as a species.

Corporate Culture And Environmental Practice

Author: Jennifer A. Howard-Grenville
Editor: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1847207049
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Jennifer Howard-Grenville has put together a timely and sparkling narrative of environmental advocacy within a highly successful, well managed and technically sophisticated organization. Corporate Culture and Environmental Practice is rich in ethnographic detail and wonderfully telling of the struggles structurally marginalized environmental specialists take part in when trying to balance immediate cost, schedule and production targets with long-term social and environmental risks. A blend of Mary Douglas, Karl Weick and Charles Perrow, this is a must read for students of organizations as well as the rest of us who worry about the fate of the planet. John Van Maanen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US Jennifer Howard-Grenville has hit the nail on the head technology is not the cause of our environmental problems; culture is. In Corporate Culture and Environmental Practice, she deftly shows us that the norms and practices that guide the way we think about our relationship with the natural environment are the critical point at which to understand the development of the technologies that facilitate that interface. Written from first-hand experiences, this book is a thoughtful and revealing glimpse into the culture of a company that only an accomplished organizational scholar can provide. Andrew J. Hoffman, University of Michigan, US Corporate Culture and Environmental Practice is an outstanding study that looks inside a firm to understand conditions under which it adopted superior environmental practices. It makes a persuasive case for not modeling firms as unitary actors. This careful and well-written study will be useful to both environmental policy scholars and practitioners. Aseem Prakash, University of Washington, US This book breaks new ground in understanding the generally difficult process of selling peripheral, in this case, environmental or sustainability initiatives to the mainstream culture of a firm. To those who seek to be change agents, it offers powerful ideas toward success for such intentions. But this book is not only for those on the outside of the mainstream; it offers lessons for anyone seeking change, even at the top. John R. Ehrenfeld, former Director, MIT Technology, Business, and Environment Program, US Although much has been written about how corporations deal with environmental problems, few books delve into the inner-workings of a company seeking to deal with environmental demands as deeply as Corporate Culture and Environmental Practice. Through first-hand observation, Howard-Grenville provides unique insights into the cultural factors that shape environmental management decisions in a major semiconductor manufacturing firm. By analyzing those decisions through a framework that relates internal and external factors, she provides a new cultural perspective on corporate environmental practices that should be of strong interest to both business leaders and students of corporate environmental management. Dennis A. Rondinelli, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Duke University, US Culture patterns of meaning and associated actions speaks volumes about what matters and what doesn t. Jennifer Howard-Grenville s study describes how corporate culture enables organizational change in some instances, or blocks it in others. As the need for corporate response to increasingly vital environmental issues looms more important, we need change models to help companies adapt to new realities. This study is vital 0reading for scholars and practitioners who care about the future. Jim Post, Boston University, US I found the writing style very engaging. The author writes clearly and with little jargon. She makes the technology come alive and gives a feel for elements that might be very complex in the hands of another writer. Alfred Marcus, University of Minnesota, US This innovative book explores from an insider s perspective a company s environmental decisions and actions. Based on clo

Environmental Values In American Culture

Author: Willett Kempton
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262611237
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How do Americans view environmental issues? This study by a team of cognitive anthropologists reveals similarities in the way different groups of Americans view environmental change, while also showing that Americans may have misunderstandings about these

Art Culture And Environment

Author: June King McFee
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The Environmental Imagination

Author: Lawrence Buell
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674258624
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Intricate and challenging in its arguments, yet engagingly and elegantly written, The Environmental Imagination is a major work of scholarship, one that establishes a new basis for the reading of American nature writing.

Culture And Environment

Author: Irwin Altman
Editor: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521319706
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It covers a wide range of topics dealing with the complex relationship between people and the environment.

Cyanobacterial And Algal Metabolism And Environmental Biotechnology

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An introduction to cyanobacterial and algal metabolisms and environmental biotechnology. It features the contributions of researchers and professionals for exploiting the biotechnological potentials of simple and unique oxygen evolving primitive organisms.

A Multi Disciplinary Systems Based Analysis Of The Timber Fish Wildlife Environmental Policy Negotiation

Author: René-Marc Mangin
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The Environmental Basis Of Society

Author: Franklin Thomas
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Tribes Their Environment And Culture

Author: Maheshwari Prasad
Editor: Stosius Incorporated/Advent Books Division
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Compilation of articles, most with special reference to Bihar, India.

Tourism Recreation And Sustainability

Author: Stephen F. McCool
Editor: CABI
ISBN: 9780851995052
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This book presents analytical frameworks for examining the concept of sustainability in tourism and recreation within the context of sustainable development. It also includes numerous case studies in a variety of cultural, political and environmental contexts. Contributors include well known authorities from North America, Europe and Australia.

Media Culture And The Environment

Author: Alison Anderson University of Plymouth.
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317756568
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This book is intended for final year undergraduates and postgraduates in cultural and media studies, as well as postgraduate and academic researchers. Courses on culture and the media within sociology, environmental studies, human geography and politics.