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Nature Performed: Environment, Culture and Performance
     

Nature Performed: Environment, Culture and Performance

by Bronislaw Szerszynski (Editor), Wallace Heim (Editor), Claire Waterton (Editor)
 

This book brings together contributions from scholars across the humanities.

  • A wide-ranging exploration of the interface between performance and nature.
  • Examines the use and usefulness of ideas of ‘performance’ for understanding human-nature relationships.
  • Draws on different disciplines and

Overview

This book brings together contributions from scholars across the humanities.

  • A wide-ranging exploration of the interface between performance and nature.
  • Examines the use and usefulness of ideas of ‘performance’ for understanding human-nature relationships.
  • Draws on different disciplines and intellectual traditions and on different conceptions of ‘performance’ and ‘nature’.
  • Contributions are rooted in real-world contexts and problems, explored through detailed ethnographic work.
  • Explores domains as diverse as allotments and bioinvasion, fox hunting and green politics.
  • Makes a distinctive contribution to the ‘cultural turn’ in environmental research.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A testimonial to the passions, responsibilities and creative activism currently being enacted in areas of environmental concern...the book overall makes an important contribution, with many strong and interesting chapters, and should have appeal across a wide range of audiences." Environmental Values, vol 14/4

"In more ways than one, this book challenges us to use our imaginations." Cultural Geographies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405114646
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/15/2003
Series:
Sociological Review Monographs Series
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.49(d)

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
"A testimonial to the passions, responsibilities and creative activism currently being enacted in areas of environmental concern...the book overall makes an important contribution, with many strong and interesting chapters, and should have appeal across a wide range of audiences." Environmental Values, vol 14/4

"In more ways than one, this book challenges us to use our imaginations." Cultural Geographies

Meet the Author

Bronislaw Szerszynski is Lecturer in Environment and Culture at the Institute for Environment, Philosophy and Public Policy at Lancaster University. He is the author of The Sacralization of Nature: Nature and the Sacred in the Global Age (Blackwell Publishing, 2004) and co-editor of Re-ordering Nature: Theology, Society and the New Genetics (2003) and Risk, Environment and Modernity: Towards a New Ecology (1996).

Wallace Heim is a doctoral student. She has exhibited sculpture internationally and designed for the theatre, television and film.

Claire Waterton is Lecturer in Environment and Social Policy at the Institute for Environment, Philosophy and Public Policy at Lancaster University.

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