Nature Performed: Environment, Culture and Performance

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Bronislaw Szerszynski, Wallace Heim, Claire Waterton
Wiley, Apr 2, 2004 - Social Science - 238 pages
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This book brings together contributions from scholars across the humanities.

  • A wide-ranging exploration of the interface between performance and nature.

  • Examines the use and usefulness of ideas of ‘performance’ for understanding human-nature relationships.

  • Draws on different disciplines and intellectual traditions and on different conceptions of ‘performance’ and ‘nature’.

  • Contributions are rooted in real-world contexts and problems, explored through detailed ethnographic work.

  • Explores domains as diverse as allotments and bioinvasion, fox hunting and green politics.

  • Makes a distinctive contribution to the ‘cultural turn’ in environmental research.

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About the author (2004)

Bronislaw Szerszynski is Lecturer in Environment and Culture at the Institute for Environment, Philosophy and Public Policy at Lancaster University. He is the author of The Sacralization of Nature: Nature and the Sacred in the Global Age (Blackwell Publishing, 2004) and co-editor of Re-ordering Nature: Theology, Society and the New Genetics (2003) and Risk, Environment and Modernity: Towards a New Ecology (1996).


Wallace Heim is a doctoral student. She has exhibited sculpture internationally and designed for the theatre, television and film.


Claire Waterton is Lecturer in Environment and Social Policy at the Institute for Environment, Philosophy and Public Policy at Lancaster University.

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