Human-Environment Relations: Transformative Values in Theory and Practice

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This fresh and innovative approach to human-environmental relations will revolutionise our understanding of the boundaries between ourselves and the environment we inhabit. The anthology is predicated on the notion that values shift back and forth between humans and the world around them in an ethical communicative zone called ‘value-space’. The contributors examine the transformative interplay between external environments and human values, and identify concrete ways in which these norms, residing in and derived...

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Overview

This fresh and innovative approach to human-environmental relations will revolutionise our understanding of the boundaries between ourselves and the environment we inhabit. The anthology is predicated on the notion that values shift back and forth between humans and the world around them in an ethical communicative zone called ‘value-space’. The contributors examine the transformative interplay between external environments and human values, and identify concrete ways in which these norms, residing in and derived from self and society, are projected onto the environment.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789400728240
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 1/31/2012
  • Edition description: 2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 166
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

PART I: TRANSFORMATIVE VALUES IN THEORY

1. The Value Space of Meaningful Relations

2. Relational Space and Places of Value

3. Conserving Nature’s Meanings

4. Revaluing Body and Earth

5. Hölderlin and Human-Nature Relations

6. Toward History and the Creaturely: Language and the Intertextual Literary Value Space in Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals

7. The Intimacy of Art and Nature

PART II: TRANSFORMATIVE VALUES IN PRACTICE

8. Embodying Climate Change: Renarrating Energy through the Senses and the Spirit

9. Make, Do, and Mend: Solving Placelessness through Embodied Environmental Engagement

10. Art and Living Things: The Ethical, Aesthetic Impulse

11. The Embodiment of Nature: Fishing, Emotion and the Politics of Environmental Values

12. Ethics and Aesthetics of Environmental Engagement

Index

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