New Directions in Anthropology and Environment: Intersections / Edition 1

New Directions in Anthropology and Environment: Intersections / Edition 1

by Carole L. Crumley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742502651

ISBN-13: 9780742502659

Pub. Date: 03/28/2001

Publisher: AltaMira Press

Carole L. Crumley has brought together top scholars from across anthropology in a benchmark volume that displays the range of exciting new work on the complex relationship between humans and the environment. Continually pursuing anthropology's persistent claim that both the physical and the mental world matter, these environmental scholars proceed from the holistic

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Carole L. Crumley has brought together top scholars from across anthropology in a benchmark volume that displays the range of exciting new work on the complex relationship between humans and the environment. Continually pursuing anthropology's persistent claim that both the physical and the mental world matter, these environmental scholars proceed from the holistic assumption that the physical world and human societies are always inextricably linked. As they incorporate diverse forms of knowledge, their work reaches beyond anthropology to bridge the sciences, social sciences, and the humanities, and to forge working relationships with non-academic communities and professionals. Theoretical issues such as the cultural dimensions of context, knowledge, and power are articulated alongside practical discussions of building partnerships, research methods and ethics, and strategies for implementing policy. New Directions in Environment and Anthropology will be important for all scholars and non-academics interested in the relation between our species and its biotic and built environments. It is also designed for classroom use in and beyond anthropology, and students will be greatly assisted by suggested reading lists for their further exploration of general concepts and specific research. Learn more about the author at the University of North Carolina Anthropology Department web pages.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742502659
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
830,435
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part One: Defining Environment and Interpreting Nature
Chapter 1: Nature in the Making
Chapter 2: Linking Language and the Environment: A Coevolutionary Perspective
Chapter 3: Cognitive Anthropology and the Environment
Chapter 4: Archaeology and Environmental Change
Chapter 5: Interdisciplinary Borrowing in Environmental Anthropology, and the Critique of Modern Science
Part Two: Beliefs, Values and Environmental Justice
Chapter 6: Political Ecology and Constructions of Environment in Biological Anthropology
Chapter 7: Anthropology and Environmental Justice: Analysts, Activists, Mediators, and Trouble Makers
Chapter 8: The Politics of Ethnographic Presence: Sites and Topologies in the Study of Transnational Movements
Chapter 9: Do Anthropologists Need Religion and Vice Versa: Adventures and Dangers in Spiritual Ecology
Part Three: Application and Engagement
Chapter 10: Historical Ecology: Landscapes of Change in the Pacific Northwest
Chapter 11: Getting the Dirt Out: An Anthropological Approach to the Culture and Political Economy of Urban Land in the United States
Chapter 12: Environmental Anthropology at Sea
Chapter 13: The Discourse of Environmental Partnerships

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