Eco Culture

Eco Culture

Author: Robert Bell

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498534772

Category: Nature

Page: 278

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This book opens a conversation about the mediated relationship between culture and ecology. The terms ecology and culture are past separation. We are far removed from their prior historical binaric connection, and they coincide through a supplementary role to each other. Ecology and culture are unified.
Environmental Adaptation and Eco-cultural Habitats

Author: Johannes Schubert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317374534

Category: Social Science

Page: 195

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In this challenging and highly original book, the author tackles the dynamic relationships between physical nature and societies over time. It is argued that within each eco-cultural habitat, the relationship between physical nature and society is mediated by specific entanglements between technologies, institutions, and cultural values. These habitat-specific entanglements are neither ecologically nor culturally predetermined, but result from mutual adaptation based on variation (trial and error) and selection. It is shown how a variety of eco-cultural habitats evolves from this coevolutionary process. The book explores how these varieties come into being and how their specific characteristics affect the capacity to cope with environmental or social problems such as flooding or unemployment. There are two case studies illustrating the potential of a coevolutionary understanding of the society-nature nexus. In the first, rural and urban settlement structures are conceptualized as distinct paths of eco-cultural adaptation. It is shown that each of these paths is characterized by predictable spatial correspondences between dwelling technologies, modes of social reproduction, cultural preferences, and related patterns in energy consumption (i.e. social metabolism). The second case study deals with flood protection in liberal and coordinated eco, welfare, and production regimes, drawing on lessons from the Netherlands and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. As a contribution to theory in environmental sociology, the coevolutionary perspective developed provides deeper insights into the intricate interplay between physical and social nature.
Eco-Cultural Networks and the British Empire

Author: James Beattie

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441108678

Category: History

Page: 288

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19th-century British imperial expansion dramatically shaped today's globalised world. Imperialism encouraged mass migrations of people, shifting flora, fauna and commodities around the world and led to a series of radical environmental changes never before experienced in history. Eco-Cultural Networks and the British Empire explores how these networks shaped ecosystems, cultures and societies throughout the British Empire and how they were themselves transformed by local and regional conditions. This multi-authored volume begins with a rigorous theoretical analysis of the categories of 'empire' and 'imperialism'. Its chapters, written by leading scholars in the field, draw methodologically from recent studies in environmental history, post-colonial theory and the history of science. Together, these perspectives provide a comprehensive historical understanding of how the British Empire reshaped the globe during the 19th and 20th centuries. This book will be an important addition to the literature on British imperialism and global ecological change.
Ecological Thought in German Literature and Culture

Author: Gabriele Duerbeck

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498514934

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 484

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This volume surveys the contribution of German literature and culture to the evolution of ecological thought from the age of Goethe to the present. In a broad spectrum of essays from different periods, disciplines, and genres, it conveys both the uniqueness and the transnational significance of German ecological thought.
Culture and Cognition: Readings in Cross-cultural Psychology

Author: John W. Berry


ISBN: UCSC:32106014573924

Category: Cognition

Page: 508

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Collection of 25 papers with an introduction to history and method in cross-cultural study of cognition; Topics covered; 1 - Quality and variation of cognitive processes; 2 - Cognitive level and attainment; 3 - Piagetian approaches to cognitive development; includes 2 papers on Aboriginals; 1 - P.R. De Lacey - A cross-cultural study of classificatory ability in Australia; 2 P.R. Dasen - The influence of ecology, culture and European contact on cognitive development in Australian Aborigines, separately listed in bibliography; paper by J.W. Berry, Ecological and cultural factors in spatial perceptual development (p.129-140), has also been published in Canadian Journal of Behavioral Science, 1971; 3(4); [324]336 (p 11781) q.v.
Psychology and Culture

Author: Walter J. Lonner

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UVA:X002680449

Category: Ethnopsychologie

Page: 348

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This is a broad introduction to the ways culture and ethnicity can affect human behavior. Text features original articles by international experts in the field. An introductory chapter sketches conceptual and methodological issues, and explains the purposes for cross-cultural psychology. Students or professionals interested in cross-cultural psychology, or cultural or ethnic diversity.
The Influence of Globalization on Ecological Literacy in Japan

Author: John J. Esposito


ISBN: STANFORD:36105122859247

Category: Ecology

Page: 302

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Globalization, understood as an intensification of modernism, has over the past fifty years been a powerful force for cultural change. This study examines how one aspect of globalization, Hollywood films, influences Japanese thinking as regards to human-nature relationships. A critical discourse analysis of the most popular cinematic texts in Japan during a five-year period (1997_2001) uncovers the latent ideologies and messages linked to a modern worldview. This interdisciplinary work evaluates the influence of these films by way of a descriptive survey of Japanese culture; data from a university student focus group; and an analysis of linguistic, behavioral, and attitudinal changes toward environmental issues. A holistic approach to curricular reform that grounds ecological principles in traditional perceptions of nature is proffered as a way of countering exogenous influences while restoring a sense of balance to the culture-ecosystem.

Author: David G. Hallman

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland : WCC Publications ; Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books

ISBN: UOM:39015032092994

Category: Ecofeminism

Page: 336

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The ground-breaking essays by more than two dozen contributors in this book are divided into five sections: biblical witness, theological challenges, insights from ecofeminism, insights from indigenous people and ethical implications.