People and Places of Nature and Culture (Book)
Using the rich and vital Australian Aboriginal understanding of country as a model, People and Places of Nature and Culture affirms the importance of a sustainable relationship between nature and culture. While current thought includes the mistaken notion – perpetuated by natural history, ecology, and political economy – that humans have a mastery over the Earth, this book demonstrates the problems inherent in this view. In the current age of climate change, this is an important appraisal of the relationship between nature and culture, and a projection of what needs to change if we want to achieve environmental stability.
Rod Giblett is director of the Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts, Technology Education, and Communications at Edith Cowan University in Australia.
Chapter 1: The Nature of Natures and the Cultures of Natures
This book offers a wealth of insights and new ways of seeing and debating complex and enduring environmental questions' – David Hollinsworth, Australasian Journal of Environmental Management