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People and places of nature and culture

Author: Rodney James Giblett
Publisher: Bristol : Intellect, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Using Australian Aboriginal people's rich and vital understandings of country as a model, People and Places of Nature and Culture affirms the importance of a sustainable relationship between nature and culture. While current thought includes the mistaken notion - perpetuated by natural history, ecology and political economy - that humans have a mastery over the Earth, this book demonstrates the problems inherent in  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rodney James Giblett
ISBN: 9781841504018 1841504017
OCLC Number: 929350604
Description: 1 online resource (278 p)
Contents: Preface: From Sustainability to Symbiosis --
PART I: Cultural Nature --
Chapter 1: The Nature of Natures and the Cultures of Natures --
Chapter 2: Is the Public Sphere to the Biosphere as Culture is to Nature (as Male is to Female)? --
PART II: Landscape Aesthetics --
Chapter 3: Nature's Fairest Forms: Aesthetics of Nature --
Chapter 4: Pleasing Prospects Revista'd: The Gentleman's Park Estate --
PART III: Colonial Country --
Chapter 5: Home in the Wilds: Wild(er)ness as a Cultural Category --
Chapter 6: Riding Roughshod Over It: Mateship Against the Bush --
PART IV: National Parklands --
Chapter 7: Nature Sanctuarized: 'Our' National Parks as Modern Cathedrals --
Chapter 8: Sites and Rights of Enjoyment: Nature and Native Title in National Parks --
PART V: Industrial Land Use --
Chapter 9: Eating Earth: Mining and Gluttony --
Chapter 10: Kings in Kimberley Watercourses and Wetlands: Sadism and Pastoralism --
PART VI: Land Symbiotics --
Chapter 11: 'We are the Land Ourselves': Aboriginal Country is a Cultural Landscape --
Chapter 12: Home is Here: Livelihood, Bioregion and Symbiosis.
Responsibility: Rod Giblett.

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Using the rich and vital Australian Aboriginal understanding of country as a model, People and Places of Nature and Culture affirms the importance of a sustainable relationship between nature and  Read more...

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This book offers a wealth of insights and new ways of seeing and debating complex and enduring environmental questions' - David Hollinsworth, Australasian Journal of Environmental Management

 
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