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Identity and the natural environment : the psychological significance of nature

Author: Susan D Clayton; Susan Opotow
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The often impassionated nature of environmental conflicts can be attributed to the fact that they are bound up with our sense of personal and social identity. This volume examines the ways in which our sense of who we are affects our relationship with nature, and visa versa.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan D Clayton; Susan Opotow
ISBN: 0262033119 9780262033114 0262532069 9780262532068
OCLC Number: 52258230
Description: vi, 353 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Some lives and some theories / Steven J. Holmes --
Environmental identity: a conceptual and an operational definition / Susan Clayton --
Human identity in relation to wild black bears: a natural-social ecology of subjective creatures / Gene Myers and Ann Russell --
Moralizing trees: anthropomorphism and identity in children's relationships to nature / Ulrich Gebhard, Patricia Nevers, and Elfriede Billmann-Mahecha --
The development of environmental moral identity / Peter H. Kahn, Jr. --
Children's environmental identity: indicators and behavioral impacts / Elisabeth Kals and Heidi Ittner --
The human self and the animal other: exploring borderland identities / Linda Kalof --
Trees and human identity / Robert Sommer --
Identity, involvement, and expertise in the inner city: some benefits of tree-planting projects / Maureen E. Austin and Rachel Kaplan --
Representations of the local environment as threatened by global climate change: toward a contextualized analysis of environmental identity in a coastal area / Volker Linneweber, Gerhard Hartmuth, and Immo Fritsche --
Identity and exclusion in rangland conflict / Susan Opotow and Amara Brook --
Group identity and stakeholder conflict in water resource management / Charles D. Samuelson, Tarla Rai Peterson, and Linda L. Putnam --
Constructing and maintaining ecological identities: the strategies of deep ecologists / Stephen Zavestoski --
Identity and sustained environmental practice / Willett Kempton and Dorothy C. Holland.
Responsibility: edited by Susan Clayton and Susan Opotow.

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Theory-based, empirical studies of the ways in which our sense of identity affects and is affected by our relationship with nature, and the implications for more effective environmental policy.  Read more...

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