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Nancy Tuana

Research on human-environment interactions often neglects the resources of the humanities. Hurricane Katrina and the resulting levee breaches in New Orleans offer a case study on the need for inclusion of the humanities in the study of human-environment interactions, particularly the resources they provide in examining ethics and value concerns. Methods from the humanities, when developed in partnership with those from the sciences and social sciences, can provide a more accurate, effective, and just response to the scientific and technological challenges we face as a global community.

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Ryan Gunderson

negotiations, cheapness of fossil fuel resources), but any comprehensive investigation will involve ideological analysis. Environmental social scientists have examined the role of ideology in human-nature relations (e.g., Sunderlin 2003 ; Best 2009

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Constanza Parra and Casey Walsh

institutions in this region as holding utopian potential but also problems for the recovery/reconstruction of sustainable human-nature relations. Donna Houston, Diana McCallum, Wendy Steele, and Jason Byrne explore the ways that residents of Australian cities

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People and Plants

Kay E. Lewis-Jones

. 2013 . “ Animals, Plants, People, and Things: A Review of Multispecies Ethnography .” Environment and Society: Advances in Research 4 , no. 1 : 5 – 24 . 10.3167/ares.2013.040102 Power , Emma R. 2005 . “ Human–Nature Relations in Suburban Gardens

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Margrethe Bruun Vaage and Gabriella Blasi

-mindedness in bringing together philosophy, natural sciences, and social sciences in tackling the complex issues related to human-nature relations. The general aim of ecocriticism is, however, very practical: generating changes in the dysfunctional way humans

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Veronica Davidov

form of engagement with nature to traditional indigenous knowledge processes and frequently invokes explicit parallels with indigenous subsistence-dwelling cultures (onto which Western fantasies of harmonious human-nature relations are commonly

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Donna Houston, Diana McCallum, Wendy Steele, and Jason Byrne

“cosmopolitical”—after all, their reach is hardly cosmic. How do these case studies and practices alter human-nature relations, and actors’ intentionality? We believe that these relationships of local human-nature action in, with, and to a climate-changed city

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Social Lives and Symbolic Capital

Indigenous ‘Oil Lawsuits’ as Sites of Order and Disorder Making

Veronica Davidov

largely articulated around the topic of human-nature relations, where ‘organic’ engagement with nature validated certain groups, referred to by Warren and Jackson (2002: 10) as “authenticators” and described by Lucero (2006: 35) as “actors who

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Explicating Ecoculture

Tracing a Transdisciplinary Focal Concept

Melissa M. Parks

human-nature relations. Shortly after this early employment in US cultural studies, ecoculture became a topic of significance in the field of cross-cultural psychology. 1995: Ecocultural Cross-Cultural Psychology, Canada In the 1970s, ecological models

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Ariela Zycherman

quantitative nature of spatial analysis has separated out Human–Nature relations from the space itself. Although produced in a particular space, the world’s industries are no longer determined by or centered near that location, markets are global and are