Nature and Social Theory

Nature and Social Theory

by Adrian Franklin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761963782

ISBN-13: 9780761963783

Pub. Date: 12/18/2001

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This book asks the questions can 'Man' be separated from 'Nature'? Is it valid to seek to 'control' Nature? It argues that the firm modern boundaries between nature and culture have been breached and pulls together new strands of thinking about nature which suggest that humanity and nature have never been separate. The argument is developed through a

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This book asks the questions can 'Man' be separated from 'Nature'? Is it valid to seek to 'control' Nature? It argues that the firm modern boundaries between nature and culture have been breached and pulls together new strands of thinking about nature which suggest that humanity and nature have never been separate. The argument is developed through a critical discussion of the Romantic ideal of pure nature, unsullied by humanity and largely confined to fragile margins in need of protection and more recent discourses which identify nature with environment, and cast man in the role of a polluter and destroyer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761963783
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/18/2001
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
PART ONE
Thinking about Nature 1
Disciplinary Beginnings
Thinking about Nature 2
The Nature Crisis?
A New Anthropology of Nature
PART TWO
Naturalization
Hybridity
Embodiment
Politicising Nature

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