Remaking Reality: Nature at the Millenium

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Bruce Braun, Noel Castree
Taylor & Francis, Jul 2, 1998 - Social Science - 312 pages
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This book rejects apocalyptic pronouncements that the end of the millenium represents the 'end' of nature as well. Remaking Reality brings together contributors from across the human sciences who argue that a notion of 'social nature' provides great hope for the future. Applying a variety of theoretical approaches to social nature, and engaging with debates in politics, science, technology and social movements surrouding race, gender and class, the contributors explroe important and emerging sites where nature is now being remade with considerable social and ecological consequences. The essays are organised around two themes: 'capitalising and envisioning nature' and 'actors, networks and the politics of hybridity'. An afterword by Neil Smith reflects on the problems and possibilities of future names.
For critics and activists alike, Remaking Reality provides essential theoretical and political tools to rethink environmentalism and progressive social natures for the twenty first century.

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Noel Castree is Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Manchester. Co-editor (with Bruce Braun) of "Remaking reality: nature at the millennium" (1998), he has published widely on social theory approaches to nature, with a particular focus on Marxian political economy. He is currently undertaking research on the commodifiaction of human genes and the commercial, cultural and ethical aspects of patenting living entities.

Bruce Braun is Assistant Professor in Geography at the University of Minnesota. He is co-editor (with Noel Castree) of "Remaking reality: nature at the millennium" (1998) and has published widely on the social construction and cultural politics of nature. He is currently doing research on nature, the state and modernity in post-war Canada.

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