Contested natures: Rethinking how environments matter to people - Invasive species in penguin worlds

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Show simple item record van Dooren, Thom 2010-07-16T02:17:08Z 2012-12-15T03:13:29Z 2010-07-16T02:17:08Z 2012-12-15T03:13:29Z 2010-06-16
dc.description Thom van Dooren is an environmental anthropologist/philosopher whose research interests lie in human relationships with plants, animals and nature more broadly. In particular, he is concerned with the entanglement of these relationships with issues of environmental justice, inside processes of globalisation, climate change and accelerating rates of species extinction. en
dc.description.abstract Each of the papers in this session revolves around a central case study that explores a group of people’s relationships with their local environment: conservationists’ efforts to protect the endangered colony of little penguins living around Manly in Sydney Harbour from various predators; controversy over the growth of mangroves on the middle Georges River from 1950 to 1970; and the manner in which popular religion in Southeast Asia construes nature as a realm of the supernatural. All three papers are particularly concerned with the various ways in which these environments, and the relationships between the people, other animals, and trees that constitute them, have been or might be classified and understood. In addition to exploring modes of thought, however, the papers in this session also explore the real world consequences for livelihoods and conservation of these various ways of thinking about nature. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher UTS Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Research Centre
dc.relation.ispartofseries CCS Seminar Series 2010;4
dc.subject community en
dc.subject environment en
dc.subject value en
dc.title Contested natures: Rethinking how environments matter to people - Invasive species in penguin worlds en
dc.type Recording, oral en
utslib.copyright.status Open Access

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