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Routledge Handbook of Environmental Anthropology

Edited by: Helen Kopnina , Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet

Print publication date:  August  2016
Online publication date:  August  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138782877
eBook ISBN: 9781315768946
Adobe ISBN: 9781317667964

10.4324/9781315768946
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Environmental Anthropology studies historic and present human-environment interactions. This volume illustrates the ways in which today's environmental anthropologists are constructing new paradigms for understanding the multiplicity of players, pressures, and ecologies in every environment, and the value of cultural knowledge of landscapes.

This Handbook provides a comprehensive survey of contemporary topics in environmental anthropology and thorough discussions on the current state and prospective future of the field in seven key sections. As the contributions to this Handbook demonstrate, the subfield of environmental anthropology is responding to cultural adaptations and responses to environmental changes in multiple and complex ways. As a discipline concerned primarily with human-environment interaction, environmental anthropologists recognize that we are now working within a pressure cooker of rapid environmental damage that is forcing behavioural and often cultural changes around the world. As we see in the breadth of topics presented in this volume, these environmental challenges have inspired renewed foci on traditional topics such as food procurement, ethnobiology, and spiritual ecology; and a broad new range of subjects, such as resilience, nonhuman rights, architectural anthropology, industrialism, and education. This volume enables scholars and students quick access to both established and trending environmental anthropological explorations into theory, methodology and practice.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  An Introduction to Environmental Anthropology Download PDF
Chapter  2:  History and Scope of Environmental Anthropology Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Ethnobiology and the New Environmental Anthropology Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Anthropology and the Environment Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Ethnoscientific Implications of Classification as a Socio-Cultural Process Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Enviromateriality Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Historical Ecology Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Architectural Anthropology Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Beyond “Nature” Download PDF
Chapter  10:  An Anthropology of Nature – or an Industrialist Anthropology? Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Spiritual Ecology, Sacred Places, and Biodiversity Conservation Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Bible, Religion, and the Environment Download PDF
Chapter  13:  What’s Ontology got to do with it? Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Unsustainability in Action Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Anthropological Approaches to Energy Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Disasters and their Impact Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Adaptation, Vulnerability, and Resilience Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Climate, Environment, and Society in Northwest Greenland Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Taking Responsibility for Climate Change Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Climate Change Adaptation and Development Planning Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Justice for All Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Environmental Ethics and Environmental Anthropology Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Battle of the Ecologies: Deep Versus Political Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Good Governance, Corruption, and Forest Protection Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Cultural Ecotourism as an Indigenous Modernity Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Local and Organic Food Movements Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Anthropocentrism and the Making of Environmental Health Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Multi-Species Entanglements, Anthropology, and Environmental Health Justice Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Challenging the Conventional Wisdom Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Excessive Human Numbers in a World of Finite Limits Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Children’s Language about the Environment Download PDF
Chapter  32:  “You have to do It” Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Cognition and Cultural Modeling Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Perceiving Nature’s Personhood Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Schooling the World Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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