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Environmental values in American culture

Author: Willett Kempton; James S Boster; Jennifer A Hartley
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : MIT Press, 1996, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First MIT Press paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"How do Americans view environmental issues? From EarthFirst! members to sawmill workers, this study by a team of cognitive anthropologists offers both good and bad news for those addressing environmental issues in the public arena. On the one hand it reveals surprising similarities in the way different groups of Americans view long-term global environmental change, and on the other it shows that Americans have  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Willett Kempton; James S Boster; Jennifer A Hartley
ISBN: 0262611236 9780262611237 0262111918 9780262111911
OCLC Number: 36237474
Description: xiii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Background --
Cultural models of nature --
Cultural models of weather and the atmosphere --
Environmental values --
Cultural models and policy reasoning --
Case studies of influential specialists --
Patterns of agreement and disagreement --
Implications of our findings --
Appendices.
Responsibility: Willett Kempton, James S. Boster, and Jennifer A. Hartley.

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