Environment and Society: Nature, Culture, Politics - Middle Eastern Experience & Politics in Urban Sydney's Conservation Battles

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dc.contributor.author Goodall, Heather
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-27T23:34:04Z
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-15T03:12:28Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-27T23:34:04Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-15T03:12:28Z
dc.date.issued 2009-11-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2100/987
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/19844
dc.description.abstract Climate change now makes daily impacts on all our lives, but societies have always been engaged with natural environments. In cities as well as in rural areas, human societies not only draw resources from the land and water, hunt animals or harvest crops or do both, but they share ancestries with heroic animals and birds, they shape their myths and philosophies around nature, and they invent wildernesses into which to retreat or over which to fight. More than physical interactions, societies make meanings from their entangled relationships with nature – they understand themselves and others through interactions with animals, plants and places. In the constant interactive processes which Appadurai has called ‘making localities’, human societies are shaped by environments at the same time as they change and reshape the places around them. In the Environment and Society node, researchers are drawing critically on approaches such as Political Ecology, Cultural Politics and Environmental History and Anthropology as they find ways to engage social justice and cosmopolitan civil societies with conservation and environmental sustainability. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher UTS Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Research Centre en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Public Lecture 2009
dc.subject ethnicity
dc.subject environmental sustainability
dc.subject community
dc.subject politics
dc.subject climate change
dc.title Environment and Society: Nature, Culture, Politics - Middle Eastern Experience & Politics in Urban Sydney's Conservation Battles en
dc.type Recording, oral en


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