Contested natures: Rethinking how environments matter to people - Popular religion and nature in Southeast Asia

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dc.contributor.author Byrne, Denis
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-16T02:25:23Z
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-15T03:12:25Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-16T02:25:23Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-15T03:12:25Z
dc.date.issued 2010-06-16
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2100/1116
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/19839
dc.description Denis Byrne manages the Research Section of the Cultural Heritage Division in the Department of Environment and Conservation. Denis' interests include the contemporary religious/spiritual context of heritage sites in Asia and Australia (the subject of his recent fellowship at the Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles), the history and heritage of racial segregation in Australia, and the push towards greater acknowledgement of the social value of heritage places. 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 race en
dc.subject religion en
dc.subject community en
dc.subject asia en
dc.subject environment en
dc.title Contested natures: Rethinking how environments matter to people - Popular religion and nature in Southeast Asia en
dc.type Recording, oral en


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