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Environmental Narratives

Robert A. Voeks

in The Ethnobotany of Eden: Rethinking the Jungle Medicine Narrative

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226547718
eISBN:
9780226547855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226547855.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter reflects on the origins and impacts of environmental storytelling. It suggests that the “spectacle deficient” nature of environmental problems lends themselves to metaphor and narrative ... More


* Stories of Nature’s Hybridity in Europe: Implications for Forest Conservation in the Global South

Roderick P. Neumann

in The Social Lives of Forests: Past, Present, and Future of Woodland Resurgence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226322667
eISBN:
9780226024134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226024134.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Do human activities improve nature or diminish it? Neo-Malthusian environmentalist thought and the idea of humans as destroyers of nature's balance remain a powerful discourse shaping interventions ... More


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