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Natures of Naturalism

Reaching Bedrock in Climate Science

Martin Skrydstrup

How are nature(s) connected with and/or separated from culture(s)? What are the analytical implications and political stakes involved in holding them apart or combining them? And what remains of the great nature-culture divide in the Anthropocene

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Explicating Ecoculture

Tracing a Transdisciplinary Focal Concept

Melissa M. Parks

Western society has since maintained and perpetuated this nature-culture divide through “well-worn linguistic ruts,” positioning nature as “an objective environment (sans culture),” while culture is viewed as “built environment (sans nature)” ( Carbaugh

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Constanza Parra and Casey Walsh

nature, which give shape to the socio-ecological plexus from which societies materialize. The nature-culture divide that emerged from the Enlightenment ignores this diversity of cosmologies, cultures, and people inhabiting this planet, and forms the

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Laura T. Di Summa-Knoop

has to be taken as one of the reasons behind the nature–culture divide. Smith’s response to this challenge is uncontestable. Naturalized aesthetics may not be able to provide us with a critical assessment of particular features, but there need not be a

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The Role of Naturalness in Ecological Restoration

A Case Study from the Cook County Forest Preserves

Nicole M. Evans and William P. Stewart

nature (e.g., carrots and lettuce) might be considered unnatural (e.g., growing in rows). Ecological restoration may be able to bridge the nature-culture divide (i.e., humans and the material world are not distinct) while still holding relevant meanings

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Marilyn Strathern

. “Shedding Our Selves: Perspectivism, the Bounded Subject and the Nature-Culture Divide.” In Ingold and Palsson 2013 , 106 – 122 . Vilaça , Aparecida . 2013 . “Reconfiguring Humanity in Amazonia: Christianity and Change.” In A Companion to the

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Bret Gustafson, Francesco Carpanini, Martin Kalb, James Giblin, Sarah Besky, Patrick Gallagher, Andrew Curley, Jen Gobby and Ryan Anderson

environmental reflection through literary texts. In the last chapter of the section, Laurence Dahan explains how epistemocriticism questions the nature-culture divide by uncovering the movements of knowledge and representations that are affecting both sciences

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Methods for Multispecies Anthropology

Thinking with Salmon Otoliths and Scales

Heather Anne Swanson

’ gazes have been greatly shaped by the increasing rigidity of disciplinary boundaries, linked in part to nature-culture divides. Specialized natural scientists got to report on the world; social scientists and humanists were assigned to interpretations of