Conserving natural heritage: shifting perceptions of culture and nature

Smith, Darrell J., Convery, Ian, Ramsey, Andrew D. and Kouloumpis, Viktor (2016) Conserving natural heritage: shifting perceptions of culture and nature. In: Convery, Ian and Davis, Peter, (eds.) Changing perceptions of nature. Heritage Matters, 18 . Boydell & Brewer, Woodbridge, UK, pp. 27-36. Full text not available from this repository.

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In this chapter we give an overview of the changing social perceptions of society’s relationship with natural resources. We begin in a medieval setting, and while this is essentially an arbitrary starting point, it does highlight the long-held belief in an external influence being responsible for the creation and maintenance of all elements of the natural world. At that point in time, religious thought viewed society as external to a non-human natural world; a position of theism was maintained. In contrast, this review ends at a time of an increasingly secular and utilitarian society, a time in which the dominant...

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 9781783271054
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies > Forestry, Conservation & Applied Science
Additional Information: Chapter 3 within book. First two pages of chapter made open access on Insight with kind permission from Boydell & Brewer publishers.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2017 09:28
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2017 15:56

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