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Sabine Hofmeister

This article is based on the thesis that wilderness as a cultural value emerges where it has been lost as a geographical and material phenomenon. In Europe the idea of wilderness experienced a surprising upswing at the end of the twentieth and beginning of the twenty-first century, with wilderness tours, wilderness education, and self-experience trips into “wilderness” becoming widely established. Also, protection of “wilderness areas” which refers to such different phenomena as large forests, wild gardens, and urban wild is very much in demand. Against this background, the article looks into the material-ecological and symbolic-cultural senses of “wilderness” in the context of changing social relations to nature. Three forms of wilderness are distinguished. Adopting a socio-ecological perspective, the article builds on contemporary risk discourse.

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Colette Palamar

While increasing urbanization intensifies the need for ecological restoration in densely populated areas, projects implemented in urban settings are often beset with conflicts stemming from a mismatch between traditional restoration practices and social realities. As ecological restoration practitioners seek to protect and remediate urban ecosystems, I contend that the broad set of principles developed by the environmental justice movement can provide an excellent conceptual framework for integrating social ecologies into restoration plans. Successful integration is constrained, however, by a number of challenges both within the Principles of Environmental Justice and ecological restoration theory and practice. Using a case study of New York City's Green Guerillas community gardening program, I show how the principles can begin to be operationalized to provide an effective grounding methodology for the design, development, and implementation of urban restoration projects.

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Plastic Packaging, Food Supply, and Everyday Life

Adopting a Social Practice Perspective in Social-Ecological Research

Lukas Sattlegger, Immanuel Stieß, Luca Raschewski, and Katharina Reindl

broadly discussed in social ecology ( Becker and Jahn 2006 ; Becker et al. 2011 ; Görg 2003 , 2011 ), but is mostly applied to research on a macro or systems level ( Hummel et al. 2017 ; Liehr et al. 2017 ; Mehring et al. 2017 ), while application to

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Alan Crookham, Nina Finigan, Elizabeth Plumridge, and Michelle Horwood

subsequent relationships with First Nations communities in Canada’s Northwest Territories. It was in this environment that Janes first understood museums as part of a larger social ecology, “that social and environmental issues are intertwined and both must

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Automobility and Oil Vulnerability

Unfairness as Critical to Energy Transitions

Ana Horta

Ethnologist 41 ( 2 ): 232 – 245 . 10.1111/amet.12072 Martin , George . 2009 . “ The Global Intensification of Motorization and Its Impacts on Urban Social Ecologies .” In Conley and MacLaren , Car Troubles , 219 – 233 . Farnham, UK : Ashgate

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Rooftop Recipes for Relating

Ecologies of Humans, Animals and Life

Noha Fikry

discussed here further problematise any suggested dichotomy between ecological and social worlds, previously hinted at in the introduction. What is perhaps uniquely specific to the rooftop ecologies at hand is that these social ecologies require an intricate

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Anticipating Relations

Beyond Reciprocity and Obligation in the Ger Districts of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Elizabeth Fox

O. Chuluundorj . 2004 . ‘ Free Markets and Dead Mothers: The Social Ecology of Maternal Mortality in Post-Socialist Mongolia ’. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 18 ( 2 ): 230 – 257 . . 10.1525/maq.2004

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Barbara Roche Rico

. 2010 . “ A Socio-ecological Model for Bullying Prevention and Intervention: Understanding the Impact of Adults in the Social Ecology of Youngsters .” In Handbook of Bullying in Schools: An International Perspective , ed. Shane R. Jimerson , Susan M

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Explicating Ecoculture

Tracing a Transdisciplinary Focal Concept

Melissa M. Parks

. “ Community Based Eco Cultural Heritage Tourism for Sustainable Development in the Asian Region: A Conceptual Framework .” International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development 2 ( 2 ): 66 – 80 . 10.4018/jsesd.2011040106 Odum , Eugene

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Tiziana Soverino, Evgenia Mesaritou, Thomas M. Wilson, Steve Byrne, Dino Vukušić, Fabiana Dimpflmeier, Eva-Maria Walther, and Eva Schwab

foraging, herding, nomadic and intensive agricultural societies (Andre Gingrich); and social ecology, nature and myth among the Shuar and Achuar (Elke Mader). Chapters covering more recent research fields emphasize the global intertwining of economic