The Roots of Environmental Consciousness: Popular Tradition and Personal Experience

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Stephen Hussey, Paul Thompson
Routledge, Sep 11, 2002 - History - 240 pages
This book examines the roots of contemporary environmental consciousness and action in terms of both popular experience and tradition. A wide range of geographical and thematic case-studies explore the myth, tradition and collective memory that shape our environmental thought.
Containing a wealth of empirical source material, this book will be invaluable for sociologists and historians alike.
 

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THE ENGLISH THE TREES THE WILD AND THE GREEN
ANIMALS CHILDREN AND PEASANTS IN TUSCANY
NARRATING NATURE
WHEN THE WATER COMES
OUR LAND IS OUR ONLY WEALTH
USING COMMUNITY MEMORY AGAINST THE ONSLAUGHT
SIGNS OF THINGS TO COME
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