Reinventing Nature?: Responses to Postmodern Deconstruction / Edition 2

Reinventing Nature?: Responses to Postmodern Deconstruction / Edition 2

ISBN-10:
1559633115
ISBN-13:
9781559633116
Pub. Date:
01/01/1995
Publisher:
Island Press
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Reinventing Nature?: Responses to Postmodern Deconstruction / Edition 2

<p>How much of science is culturally constructed? How much depends on language and metaphor? How do our ideas about nature connect with reality? Can nature be "reinvented" through theme parks and malls, or through restoration.<p>Reinventing Nature? is an interdisciplinary investigation of how perceptions and conceptions of nature affect both the individual experience and society's management of nature. Leading thinkers from a variety of fields - philosophy, psychology, sociology, public policy, forestry, and others - address the conflict between perception and reality of nature, each from a different perspective. The editors of the volume provide an insightful introductory chapter that places the book in the context of contemporary debates and a concluding chapter that brings together themes and draws conclusions from the dialogue.<p>In addition to the editors, contributors include Albert Borgmann, David Graber, N. Katherine Hayles, Stephen R. Kellert, Gary P. Nabhan, Paul Shepard, and Donald Worster.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781559633116
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 01/01/1995
Edition description: 1
Pages: 186
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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Contents

ABOUT ISLAND PRESS,
Title Page,
Copyright Page,
A NOTE FROM THE EDITORS,
PREFACE,
CHAPTER ONE - INTRODUCTION: NATURE UNDER FIRE,
CHAPTER TWO - VIRTUALLY HUNTING REALITY IN THE FORESTS OF SIMULACRA,
CHAPTER THREE - THE NATURE OF REALITY AND THE REALITY OF NATURE,
CHAPTER FOUR - SEARCHING FOR COMMON GROUND,
CHAPTER FIVE - NATURE AND THE DISORDER OF HISTORY,
CHAPTER SIX - CULTURAL PARALLAX IN VIEWING NORTH AMERICAN HABITATS,
CHAPTER SEVEN - CONCEPTS OF NATURE EAST AND WEST,
Chapter EIGHT - RESOLUTE BIOCENTRISM: THE DILEMMA OF WILDERNESS IN NATIONAL PARKS,
CHAPTER NINE - THE SOCIAL SIEGE OF NATURE,
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS,
INDEX,
ISLAND PRESS BOARD OF DIRECTORS,

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