The Roots of Environmental Consciousness: Popular Tradition and Personal Experience

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Stephen Hussey, Paul Thompson
Psychology Press, 2000 - Social Science - 226 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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Contents

THE ENGLISH THE TREES THE WILD
7
ANIMALS CHILDREN AND PEASANTS IN TUSCANY
55
NARRATING NATURE
63
WHEN THE WATER COMES
76
OUR LAND IS OUR ONLY WEALTHY
91
SIGNS OF THINGS TO COME
125
THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT IN KAZAKSTAN
139
PATHS TO ECOFEMINIST ACTIVISM
160
PATHWAYS TO THE AMAZON
174
REVIEWS
200
Simon Schamas Landscape and Memory
206
Name index
214
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