Nature: From nature to natures : contestation and reconstruction

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David Inglis, John Bone, Rhoda Wilkie
Taylor & Francis, 2005 - Nature - 4 pages
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Many influential stances within the social sciences regard nature in one of two ways: either as none of their concern (which is with the social and cultural aspects of human existence), or as wholly a social and cultural fabrication. But there is also another strand of social scientific thinking that seeks to understand the interplay between social and cultural factors on one side and natural factors on the other.
These volumes contain the main contributions that have been made within each of these streams of thought. The selections illustrate to the reader the complexity of the various positions within these streams, and the strengths and limitations of each perspective. A new introduction places these articles in their historical and intellectual context and the volumes are completed with an extensive index and chronological table of contents.
 

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Contents

the sociological fathers and their
3
Is female to male as nature is to culture?
31
feminism and biological determinism
51
Radical feminism and human nature
73
same or different?
123
PART 7
133
the rise decline
176
environmental challenges
208
social constructionism and the environment
232
theoretical approaches
253
actornetwork theory coconstruction
282
Risk the environment and environmental knowledges
306
The ecopolitics debate and the politics of nature
342
Science nature and the globalization of the environment
362
the practicalities of environmental
389
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David Inglis lecturers in the Department of Sociology, University of Aberdeen.
John Hughson is Principal Research Fellow in the Division of Media, Sociology and Cultural Studies at University of Wolverhampton.

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