An introduction to environmental anthropology

Helen Kopnina, Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet

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This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book introduces the development of environmental anthropology as a distinct sub-field and its central theoretical issues, and provides extensive intellectual histories and commentary by the contributors. It investigates the sub-fields of environmental anthropology and provides a wide breadth of lenses through which to view the human-environmental relationship. The book delves into the connections between knowledge, belief, and sustainability, and the rich repository of ethical history and practical knowledge that can inform current sustainability efforts. It addresses the urgent issues related to resilience and vulnerability to natural hazards, disasters, and the rippling effects of climate change. The book explores recent developments in the relationship between anthropology and the environment from the perspective of justice. It focuses on the important intersections of health, population, and the environment, combining insights from different sub-disciplines related to anthropology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Environmental Anthropology
EditorsHelen Kopnina, Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISBN (Electronic)9781315768946
ISBN (Print)9781138782877
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameRoutledge Environment and Sustainability Handbooks


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